Apple has announced today that in response to the COVID-19 Virus, they have decided to shut down all of its stores outside of China till March 27th. Apple sees a lot of traffic in all of its stores on a daily basis and this move will definitely have an impact on sales. In a press release, Apple has also mentioned that the company has already donated around $15 million towards COVID-19 efforts. Read More
Amazon is taking customer ratings to a whole new level and will implement this concept for the new store that will be opening tomorrow in New York. The store will be called the ‘Amazon 4-Star’ and as the name suggests, it will house all the 4-Star rated items and customers will be able to purchase them directly from this store. Read More
Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the app has been removed since the government considered it a violation of the country’s security terms and law regulations. It is assumed to be a part of the Chinese authority’s wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by the New York Times of that country.
Apps from other international publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times are still available in the iTunes Store.
After releasing the iPhone 5s and 5c in 35 new countries, with 16 more planned for next week, Apple plans to expand its global reach even further. According to a report from 9to5Mac, which they claim is from a reliable source, the Cupertino company plans on opening an official retail store in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year between February and March, though delays can be expected. Read More
The Apple online store is down. It could be regular maintenance or the addition of something new. We’ll find out soon.
It seems a mere typhoon (hurricane) warning wasn’t enough to stop Apple fans from waiting outside the Ginza Store in Tokyo, to be the first few to get their hands on the newly released iPhone 5S and 5C. Read More
By the end of 2013, over 600 million people could be using Apple devices. This is a prediction made by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Hubert and if correct, this would mean a 60% increase in customers year over year. Apple is still behind Facebook at the moment at 500 million users, but generates the most revenue per users. Read More
Apple now makes a record $57.60 off each visitor who comes to the Apple Store. Apple is now making more money per visitor than ever before. According to some analysis by Horace Dediu at Asymco, the number of visitors to the Apple Store grew by 7% last quarter which resulted in a price point of $57.60 per visitor. Read More
The Apple online store is currently down featuring the message – “We’ll be back” message in different languages. Could Apple surprise us with something or is it just regular scheduled maintenance? Well, we need to wait and watch.
Update: The store is now back up with an iPad based scrolling section and featuring a better and more advanced search engine. Read More
Well, we all love the Apple Store, its design and the entire essence of it is unlike any other retail store experience. In every Apple store there is a kids section and there are big black balls that act as the seating area for kids. Kids get so excited playing with Apple devices in the store that they pee there and then. Read More