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Tim Cook’s Android selfie snapper gives Twitter a laugh on iPhone 11 release day

Tim Cook’s Android selfie snapper gives Twitter a laugh on iPhone 11 release day

Today Apple took what might've been a sort of PR flub into an opportunity to sell another iPhone. Today is the release date for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, so CEO Tim Cook and retail chief Deirdre O'Brien headed to the most extravagant Apple Store in the world. That's the newly-remodeled Manhattan Fifth Avenue Store, where a crowd did, indeed, gather for the event.

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Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

Coaxing out the best value iPhone in late 2019

As of launch time for the iPhone 11, Apple's entire Apple Store-based iPhone sales lineup has shifted. To look at Apple's iPhone collection right now is to decide between several different generations, prices, specs, colors, and future-proofing software promises. Today we're looking at the most important factors which a future new iPhone owner should consider.

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The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

Today Apple revealed a new iPad, one with a 10.2-inch display to replace the previous most-popular model, the original 9.7-inch display-toting iPad. Since the change was made, Apple's given an update to their official Apple Store "Certified Refurbished" collection of devices. Since yesterday, Apple's discounted the 5th and 6th-generation refurbished iPads further discounts, pushing the floor for refurbished iPad prices down to $219 USD.

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Toys R Us re-opens with the future of retail in play

Toys R Us re-opens with the future of retail in play

At less than a third of the size of previously standard Toys 'R' Us store, the new locations might feel unfamiliar. It won't feel particularly familiar to the original customers of the mega-massive toy store chain, anyway. But what the new, more compact locations lack in size will be more than made up for with a modern retail cool factor. That's the aim, now that Tru Kids Brands (owners of Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us brands) are partnered up with the group called b8ta.

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Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts makes surprise exit

Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts makes surprise exit

Apple's senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company, Apple confirmed in an unexpected announcement today. Ahrendts will be replaced by Deirdre O’Brien, whose current role will expand to make her senior vice president of Retail + People, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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Apple Robbery Ring busted, in part

Apple Robbery Ring busted, in part

California police announced the arrest and charges of a ring of Apple product thieves from across the state. The announcement came from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who noted that they'd arrested 17 individuals who were then charged for their roles in a robbery scheme that seemed to target Apple retail stores over the period of several months.

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MacBook Pro free battery replacement detailed

MacBook Pro free battery replacement detailed

Apple released a step-by-step for a free replacement of select MacBook Pro models this morning. Some of the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro models without Touch Bars were affected, and only these models will have batteries replaced for free. This replacement program affected MacBook Pro models were manufactured between October of 2016 and October of 2017 - and there's a simple way to check if that includes you.

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The last Apple Watch pop-up store closes next month

The last Apple Watch pop-up store closes next month

When the first Apple Watch launched back in 2015, the lengths Apple went to to promote it as a fashion and luxury item included opening three pop-up stores dedicated to the device alone. Located in London, Paris, and Tokyo, the shops gave potential buyers the opportunity to try the Watch on and see a variety of swappable wristbands without having to visit a regular Apple retail store. Now that the wearable has been available for several years, the last of these pop-ups is finally closing.

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Apple Space Gray devices released in silence

Apple Space Gray devices released in silence

The Magic Trackpad 2, the Magic Mouse 2, and the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad now come in Space Gray. That's big news to Apple-loving accessory-buyers and those that cannot possibly use accessories made by anyone else. Especially those that have a Space Gray Apple product they want to match up with. That's a rare breed, but they're out there man, they're out there.

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Apple blames software not design for Chicago store’s ice problem

Apple blames software not design for Chicago store’s ice problem

Poorly tuned software, not questionable architecture, was to blame for the embarrassing icicle issue at Apple's striking Chicago store, the company has insisted. The Michigan Avenue store, which opened in late October 2017, initially wowed with its Foster + Partners design. By the time the harsh winter weather reached it, however, some of the gloss had been lost.

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DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

DJI made Apple a special Mavic Pro drone

It's been an interesting day over at the Apple Store. Not only did we see the new MekaMon augmented reality robot go up for sale through Apple's online storefront, but now drone maker DJI has joined the party as well. Its new Mavic Pro Alpine White is an Apple Store-exclusive item, and it's launching in a new bundle pack aimed directly at holiday shoppers.

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