Is Apple Ignoring India?


Apple Store in Shanghai

With another Apple retail store opening soon in Turkey and Apple Stores chief Angela Ahrendts’ plan to open 30 stores in China by 2016, one wonders why there still aren’t any Apple stores in India. Not that there aren’t places that you can’t buy an iPhone or iPad from. But these are generic phone and network providers, not a glass fronted building sporting a proud Apple logo. Is Apple ignoring India? Read More

Microsoft Plans To Open Retail Store Close To Apple’s Fifth Avenue Store


The 8700 sq. ft. space at 677 Fifth Avenue, which was previously occupied by Fendi, might be Microsoft’s first ever New York City retail store. This is just a few blocks away from Apple’s Fifth Avenue store. The software giant wants to setup a permanent store near one of its competitors’ most iconic locations, reports New York’s Daily News. Read More

Next Weekend Apple Opens Its Eleventh Store In China


Next weekend Apple will open its new retail store in China, making it the eleventh Apple Store in the country. The new store is located in the Paradise Walk Mall in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing. Last week, Apple had put up a large colourful banner on the front of the store to inform passersby about the launch. The design of the store is similar to the format Apple has been following, i.e. glass entryway. The front is fully made of glass, and the sides of the store seem to be built of black blocks. Read More

Apple Revamps Its In-Store Back-lit Wall Graphics

wall graphics

A recent report by IFO Apple Store shares information about Apple revamping its back-lit wall graphics. Previously the graphics had white background with close-up shots of Apple products. The new visuals are colourful and rather than showing the products alone show the capability of the products. The display shows people using Apple products for services like Map, Music, camera and more. With the new visuals, which are inspired from their recent TV advertisements and iPad promotion campaign “Your Verse”, the mood of the store is also changed. Read More

Angela Ahrendts Plans Restructuring Of Apple Stores

Angela Ahrendts

Apple’s recent hire, Angela Ahrendts, had recently sent her first memo to Apple’s retail employees informing them about her future plans. She wrote about giving a new and delightful experience to customers every moment in line with Apple’s philosophy. She also wrote about plans to expand in new markets, developing new technologies and integrating platforms. According to 9to5Mac, in line with her recent communication, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores is planning a fundamental restructuring of Apple’s retail stores. Read More

Watch The Opening Preparation Video For Omotesando Apple Store

As Apple prepares for the grand opening of the Apple Store in Omotesando, Tokyo tomorrow, it has uploaded a video on its official YouTube channel for its eager users. In one minute the video captures how Apple takes minor details into account before it opens the store to the public. Besides showing in and around the store and onlookers’ eagerness, the video shows the enthusiasm Apple store employees have.

Japan’s Upcoming Apple Store Sports An Eco-friendly ‘Green Curtain’

Apple Store

Apple’s environment crusade is not mere words and news articles; in fact Apple ensures it saves energy wherever and whichever way it can. Apple’s upcoming store in Omotesando, Japan is coming up with a new environmental friendly design not yet seen at any other store. Spotted by Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara, the upcoming Apple Store seems to have an eco-friendly “green curtain.” It’s made of thick green vines and covers an entire side of the outlet. The other areas are completely covered by construction barriers so we can’t rule out the probability of Green curtain on other sides too. The store is expected to get operational by June end. Read More