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A new Apple Store appears on the water [UPDATE: New photos]

A new Apple Store appears on the water [UPDATE: New photos]

There's a new orb-like Apple Store opening its doors soon, and it rests on the water. Appearing on Bayfront Avenue in Singapore, this new Apple Store is the sort of structure that defines the moment in history that is the physical Apple Store. We're still living in a global pandemic, but Apple's got a store that'll make you forget that times have changed where you live.

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Apple closes some stores again as COVID-19 spikes

Apple closes some stores again as COVID-19 spikes

As some cities and states begin easing pandemic restrictions, we are unsurprisingly seeing spikes of COVID-19 cases in several states. Apple seems to be taking these spikes seriously, as it has announced that it will be closing down a total of 11 stores across four states. There's no word on when these stores might open, and in fact, that almost certainly depends on what happens with coronavirus cases in these locations.

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Looted iPhones show this message after Apple Store theft

Looted iPhones show this message after Apple Store theft

Apple Stores were among those looted in during protests of police brutality and calls for justice for the murder of George Floyd and other black citizens by police forces across the United States. A number of iPhone devices were stolen by individuals that took advantage of the situation to turn peaceful protests into violent riots. Individuals that decided to loot iPhone units from Apple Stores found themselves on the wrong end of a tracked, disabled piece of hardware.

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Your old 2012 MacBook Pro will soon be officially “obsolete”

Your old 2012 MacBook Pro will soon be officially “obsolete”

Apple will soon move another MacBook to the official "obsolete" list, a list where old Apple products go out to pasture. Once a device has been added to the obsolete list, Apple no longer offers support at their official Apple Store repair desk. Older devices that'll soon be moved to the list of obsolete hardware can still be fixed now - until that day comes.

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Apple Stores are reopening – and you’ll need to wear a mask

Apple Stores are reopening – and you’ll need to wear a mask

Apple has reopened nearly 100 of its Apple Stores around the world, the company has confirmed, outlining the steps it is taking to reestablish in-person shopping in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new open letter, the company has explained how the coronavirus will change the way Apple Stores look and operate, after beginning to resume operations in the US earlier this month.

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eero mesh Wi-Fi is now available on the Apple Store

eero mesh Wi-Fi is now available on the Apple Store

It's no small thing to become part of Apple's online store. Like with its digital app stores, Apple carefully curates what it puts on its device catalog, approving only those that meet its very stringent requirements. It's no surprise then, that mesh Wi-Fi system maker eero is wearing like a badge the fact that it is now available for purchase on the Apple Store, at least on the online store in selected markets.

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Apple Stores reopening set to start in US but don’t expect business as usual

Apple Stores reopening set to start in US but don’t expect business as usual

Apple will begin to reopen its US stores from next week, it's been confirmed, but don't expect the shopping process to be like it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The company closed its Apple Stores in the US in mid-March, responding to the highly-contagious coronavirus, and focused instead on online sales. The closure was subsequently extended with no specific end-date given.

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Compare iPhone SE to Apple’s full 2020 lineup: Price, displays, cameras

Compare iPhone SE to Apple’s full 2020 lineup: Price, displays, cameras

As of April 15, 2020, Apple's iPhone lineup includes iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Removed from the lineup today: iPhone 8! The devices not carried by Apple Stores proper will still appear in some stores - like mobile phone carriers, big box stores, and through 3rd-party stores aplenty. But if you're looking to buy a new-in-box iPhone from Apple from this point forward, you're looking at iPhone XR and newer.

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Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

A set of new mophie brand "powerstation" universal Lightning connector USB chargers were revealed for release at Apple stores this week. In the mix are the powerstation, powerstation plus, and powerstation plus XL, each in a variety of new colors. Each of these new devices includes feature 18W fast charge to charge up the newest iPhone devices as quick as possible.

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Apple online store customer reviews have been removed

Apple online store customer reviews have been removed

When you remove something that has been, for years, a standard fixture not to mention common practice, you can't help if people start asking questions. When you do so silently with no subsequent explanation, then you can't blame them for coming up with theories, even ones that don't paint you in a positive light. That may be the situation that Apple is facing after it has been discovered that it very quietly removed the "Reviews & Ratings" section of product pages on its online Store, leaving many to wonder if Apple is sourgraping over a flood of negative comments.

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MacBook Pro 16-inch, 2019, released to stores and shipping

MacBook Pro 16-inch, 2019, released to stores and shipping

The newest 16-inch MacBook Pro (16-inch model) was made available at Apple Stores today, with a reserve system. This means you could, potentially, walk into an Apple Store without any interaction with the Apple website - but we wouldn't recommend it. If you're going to really jump in on this device and absolutely need to purchase the machine today, you're going to want to go to the Apple Store online, first.

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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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