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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apple Store’

Apple Store Down Ahead of iPhone 5 Event

Hackers? Cyber Warfare? Is it the guy who keeps messing with GoDaddy? The Apple Store is down, folks – and that can only mean one thing. New product announcement. We’ve been here before and we know the drill. The Apple Store always goes down right before a big product launch. Of course, today’s event is set to unveil the new …

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Apple Stores Claim Over 300 Million Visitors This Year

It’s undeniable that Apple is still steamrolling the tech industry with its success. Not only has the company recently become the most valuable company in history, it has also managed to create a retail success on top of its must-have technology empire. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop recently spoke with Apple and, surprisingly, the company opened up to him about …

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Apple Retail Employees Get Raises, Product Discounts

It looks like the summer of 2012 is a good time to work for Apple. According to reports today Apple Store employees are being given better discounts on Apple products, and some are receiving raises as high as 25-30%. The discount program is the fulfillment of a promise made back in January by Tim Cook, while the raises appear to …

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Apple Store Employees Get A Big Raise

It looks like today is going to be a very good day for employees of Apple’s retail stores. It seems that they – all of them – are about to get a $4-per-hour raise. The decision appears to be the result of Apple receiving a number of complaints from employees that they felt underpaid. According to a report this morning …

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Apple Education Pricing For New Macs – Plus $100 iTunes Card

Apple’s 2012 Back to School promotion also began with yesterday’s launch of new Macs. College students and others that qualify will now get a $100 iTunes gift card with a Mac purchase. Those getting an iPad will get a $50 card for iTunes. The promotion runs from June 11 to September 21, 2012, which means, in order to qualify, you …

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WWDC 2012: Apple Store Back Up Following Keynote

Earlier this morning we reported that the online Apple Store was down ahead of the WWDC 2012 keynote. This was seen by many as confirmation that Apple would be launching updates to the Mac lineup. Those expectations were fulfilled when Apple unveiled five new laptop models: two MacBook Airs, two MacBook Pros with incremental updates, and the remarkable next generation …

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Apple Stores Begin Receiving Nest Thermostats

The Nest Learning Thermostat has landed at Apple stores and is no ready to be purchased and installed. The revolutionary thermostat was introduced at last years Consumer Electronics Show and features the ability to learn your habits to help you save on electricity and therefore money. Nest has the ability to dynamically learn patterns such as energy use and time …

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Apple To Expand In-Store Presence In Walmart, Target

Apple’s presence in retail stores like Target and Walmart will increase over the next two years, according to a recent report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. The store-within-a-store format has proven effective at Best Buy (though Best Buy itself is currently struggling), and pilot programs at Walmart and Target have been similarly effective. According to AppleInsider, Munster visited one …

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RIM Admits Responsibility For “WAKE UP” Campaign

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has admitted that they were behind the “WAKE UP” protest outside a Sydney, Australia Apple Store last week. Initial reports linked the campaign to Samsung, which will be unveiling their Galaxy S III smartphone at the end of this week. Samsung, however, denied responsibility. Further digging into the source code for the campaign’s Wake Up …

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RIM May Be Responsible For “Wake Up” Flashmob

Last week we brought you a peculiar story about a flashmob protest that took place outside an Apple Store in Australia. It seems that a group of black-clad protesters pulled up outside the store in a black bus with “WAKE UP” emblazoned on the side and stood outside the store holding black “WAKE UP” signs and chanting “WAKE UP.” At …

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Samsung Disavows “Wake Up” Flash Mob Campaign

You may recall that yesterday we ran a story about a flash mob that showed up outside an Apple Store in Australia. The group, dressed all in black, stood outside the store chanting “Wake Up,” holding black signs that said “Wake Up,” and arrived in a black bus with “Wake Up” emblazoned on the side. Interestingly, the group gave no …

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Samsung Hires Flash Mob To Protest Outside An Apple Store

If you’ve seen many Samsung commercials, you’ve probably noticed a common theme: Samsung has a bit of a… fascination with Apple. The company can’t seem to release a commercial that doesn’t take at least a subtle (and usually a not-at-all subtle) shot not only at Apple but at Apple’s fans. Back in January Samsung released a commercial in which a …

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