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Apple Expands ‘Express’ Retail Stores in US and Europe to Meet Demand for iPhone 12

In an interview with ReutersApple's senior vice president of retail, Deirdre O'Brien, has revealed that the company is expanding its 'Express' retail store setup in key markets, such as the United States and Europe, while trying to deliver the new iPhone 12 models. to the clients. hands. Apple's 'Express' retail stores have a wall built in front of the main store with Plexiglas-protected sales counters and some shelves of accessories like phone cases and AirPods. Customers can securely pick up orders placed online or interact with Apple technicians at these Express stores, which is particularly helpful in areas with rising COVID-19 rates. The new format could also help Apple meet the challenge of holiday sales at its 271 US retail stores. Apple currently has about 20 such st...
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Apple ships products from retail stores for faster delivery in Canada

According to Mark Gurman of BloombergApple is beginning to ship products from its Apple store network to help speed deliveries in Canada and the United States. Typically, devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple accessories are shipped from warehouses or directly from China. But a new policy has changed this, according to From Bloomberg sources. "Now items that are in stock can be shipped directly to consumers from a network of nearly 300 retail stores spread across the US and Canada, according to people familiar with the matter," reports Gurman. In Canada, Apple uses UPS for deliveries, which can arrive as soon as one day after orders are placed. Shipping from retail stores will allow faster deliveries to customers who live further away from distribution cente...
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Apple no longer sells rival headphones and speakers, as new products are coming

New Apple products are just around the corner, based on the iPhone maker's modifications of rival products in its online store. According to From Bloomberg Mark Gurman, Bose headphones and speakers, along with Logitech Ultimate Ears speakers and the Sonos One SL all have disappeared from Apple's online store, a move made in late September. Gurman also reports that Apple stores were also instructed to “recall products for sale in stores in recent days. Sonos shares fell as much as 7% in extended trading after the news. " Bloomberg has long reported that some Apple-branded on-ear headphones might be available soon (dubbed AirPods Studio), while a smaller version of Apple's HomePod speaker is also in the works. Responding to the story, Apple said Bloomberg "It regularly makes...
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How to size the individual loop bands of your Apple Watch in Apple stores

Apple has a size guide that you can print yourself to determine your watch strap for the new Solo LoopsBut what about Apple's retail stores? With COVID-19, Apple has rolled out single-use sizing guides based on your PDF online at Apple stores, with these size bands sealed like band-aids. The images of the single-use sizing guides used in Apple stores were shared by From Bloomberg Mark Gurman. Check them out below:The watch strap size guides include a sticker to keep the paper in place once you wrap it around your wrist. At home, you will need to get your own tape for work.Once you wrap the guide around your wrist, you will see an arrow pointing to the appropriate size as there are 12 available for the Braided Solo Loop and Regular Solo Loop.Apple Watch Series ...
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Oakridge Apple Store in Vancouver Closes in September, New Flagship Arrives

With Vancouver's Oakridge Center undergoing an ambitious remodel, most of the mall's stores will close by the end of September, including the Apple Store.Image via QuadReal According to Retail Insider (via 9to5Mac), the mall owner, QuadReal confirmed that it was working with Apple to create a new 10,000+ square foot flagship store: QuadReal said it is working with key retailers, including Harry Rosen, Apple, and Tiffany & Co. to create flagship stores that will align with its future thinking for experiential retail. Plans shown to Retail Insider last year showed a large new Apple Store of more than 10,000 square feet that would be located next to the luxury brand stores in the "luxury zone" of the mall. Anchor tenants like The Bay, Crate and Barrel, along with the food c...
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COVID-19 closes Apple Store in Sainte-Catherine, Montreal until further notice

According to the voicemail of the store, Sainte-Catherine Apple Store, Montreal has been closed until further notice, although it has not been clarified why the move was taken. In an email to CTV News, Apple has only said that it will close some stores "due to current COVID-19 conditions."In an email to CTV News, the company did not confirm if there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the store, but said: “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing the stores in these areas. We are taking this step with great caution as we closely monitor the situation and hope that our teams and customers will return as soon as possible. "A customer who brought a computer to the store for repair last week was told that the repair would take ...
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The All-New Apple Sanlitun Store Opens its Doors in Beijing

Yesterday, Apple’s brand new Apple Sanlitun store opened its doors in Beijing, introducing several firsts for the iPhone maker in China. Located adjacent to the old store on Taikoo Li’s open square in Sanlitun, the new store is twice the size of the original and features a Forum, Viewing Gallery, and Boardroom. The Forum will be the future home for Today at Apple, where the store will host some of Beijing’s greatest artists, musicians, and creatives who will showcase and teach their process. The Viewing Gallery offers a stunning vantage point for the lively outdoor square, while local businesses and entrepreneurs can get personal advice and guidance from the Apple team in the store’s dedicated Boardroom.The new store has opened its doors with the same comprehensive health ...
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Apple Asks Retail Staff to Work from Home as COVID-19 Cases Spike in U.S.

Bloomberg reports Apple is asking its retail store staff in the United States to start working from home, as COVID-19 cases spike in certain parts of the country. Apple senior vice president of retail and people, Deirdre O’Brien, told staff in a video memo on the weekend to sign for the company’s work from home program, as some stores have re-closed due to COVID-19 cases spiking up again. “If your store is closed, please sign up for Retail at Home, please talk to your manager, because we really need to make sure that we shift our teams to greet our customers remotely in this time,” said O’Brien in the video, adding, “We may need to be working remotely for some period of time.” Longer than normal wait times for customer service are occurring for Apple shoppers as most have star...
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Apple Re-Closing Retail Locations Across Several US States Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Spike

Apple will re-close stores across several US states this week amid an ongoing spike in coronavirus cases, the tech giant announced on Wednesday. As of Thursday, 77 stores that had reopened are now temporarily closed again, explains a new report from CNBC. Others stores throughout the country are only open for pickup of online orders and by appointment for “in-store Genius Support.” Last week, Apple closed 32 stores in five states but as of Thursday, added 45 more closings in 11 states. The new temporary closures include 15 in California, another 10 in Texas, five of Georgia’s six locations, four of Nevada’s five stores, and two more in Florida. “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” Apple said...