Apple Stores Open Early for iPhone 5s Release Date

Apple wants you to buy your new iPhone at an Apple Store, not at Verizon, AT&T or Best Buy.

Apple is planning a big iPhone 5s release date that will drive customers to the store instead of to a website to buy the iPhone 5s and it is preparing for a big turnout by opening early. Apple announced that Apple Retail stores will open two hours early at 8 AM local time to start […]

iPhone 5S Release Date Confirmed with iPhone 5C for Sept 20th

Apple announced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S release date at the end of an event today in California.

The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S release date is confirmed for September 20th. Apple will start to take iPhone 5C pre-orders on September 13th, so users can go online and reserve the iPhone 5C for $99 or $199 on contract. The iPhone 5S is not available for pre-order but users can order online or in […]

Apple Store Is Down, New iPhones Incoming

Many who didn't stay up late for the iPhone 5 didn't get an iPhone 5.

As expected, the Apple Store has gone down just hours before the company’s event where it’s expected to announce the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and possibly some new MacBook Pros with the new Intel Haswell chip inside. Of course, it’s never a surprise when the Apple Store goes down before an Apple event, but it […]

Apple iPhone Trade-In Program Launches In Store Today

Apple now accepts iPhone trade-ins at Apple Stores.

Apple is now taking iPhone trade ins at local Apple Stores for the first time, adding to the iPhone recycling program it has offered online for some time. The program carries the “iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program” name which is what Apple uses online in a program run by another partner. In a comment to […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone


Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Apple Wants You to Buy Your iPhone 5S at an Apple Store

Grand Central Apple Store - point of purchase

Apple wants you to buy your new iPhone at an Apple Store instead of at a carrier or big box retailer, and we could see a new push with the rumored iPhone 5S release to get shoppers into an Apple Store to buy the new iPhone. The iPhone is sold at Apple Stores as well […]

iPhone 5 Screen Repair Reportedly Coming to Apple Stores

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Apple is indeed preparing to lower the cost of screen repair options for its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. According to information shared with MacRumors by a tipster with inside knowledge of Apple’s plans, Apple has already began replacing the screens of its iPhone 5 device at its retail locations across the world. A screenshot […]

Apple Store App Now Tells You When You Can Upgrade Your iPhone


The latest version of the Apple Store app for iPhone will tell users when they’re phone is available for an upgrade with a push notification, and help them track order shipments. After upgrading to the new version of the Apple Store app users will find an option on the main page for upgrading their phone. […]

AT&T Learns from Apple, Introduces Appointments at its Stores


AT&T will be shifting to a new way of helping customers in its stores that is familiar to users who have spent any time at an Apple Store to get help with their iPhone: Appointments. The move, which was announced on the AT&T Consumer Blog by the company’s President of Retail Sales and Services Paul […]

Apple Store App Update Brings Support for Passbook and Siri


Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Passbook, one of the new features found in iOS 6 and support for Siri, the operating system’s on-board virtual assistant. The update, which brings the Apple Store app to Version 2.4, will bring support for both Siri and Passbook once its updated, making […]

New Mac Mini and 13-Inch MacBook Pro Now Available


Apple’s online store is back up and with it, a host of new products including the iPad Mini and new iMac lineup that the company announced today at the event. However, only some of them are for sale at the moment while others have vanished altogether. Earlier today, as is the norm, Apple’s online store […]

Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of iPad Mini Announcement


As expected, the Apple Store has gone down ahead of Apple’s iPad Mini launch event set to take place at 10AM PST at the California Theater in San Jose. Typically, Apple takes the Apple Store down ahead of major product announcements in an effort to prep the site for the launch of new devices. In […]

Apple Customers Can Soon Pay for Purchases With Passbook at Apple Stores


Apple is reportedly making changes to its point-of-sales system to support Passbook payments at the company’s retail locations, allowing iOS 6 users a new way to pay for purchases at retail stores. Passbook integration will be made into Apple’s iPod Touch EasyPay system. When Apple launched the iPod Touch EasyPay terminals, they effectively replaced cash […]

Apple Stores Go Without iPhone 5 Cases

iPhone 5 Cases Apple Store

iPhone 5 cases are a hot item as consumers look to protect their new iPhone from scratches, but one place shoppers can’t find any iPhone 5 cases is the Apple Store. For the first time in two years Apple launched an iPhone without an official case. It could be that Apple feels the iPhone 5 […]

No iPhone 5 Cases Available at Apple Retail Stores on Launch Day

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The iPhone 5 release day is Friday and when users open up their iPhone 5 it may be tough to find an iPhone 5 case, even at an Apple Store. The Apple Online store doesn’t list any iPhone 5 cases for sale, and calls to our local Apple Store resulted in a shocker. The Apple […]

Apple Store is Down Ahead of iPhone 5 Pre-Order

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Ahead of the frenzy before the iPhone 5 pre-orders begin, Apple’s online store is down with a note saying ‘We’ll be back soon.’ The note cycles through various different languages. In the past, Apple and its carrier partners have experienced such heavy influx of traffic that Apple’s and its carrier partners’ sites have crashed under […]

Apple Store Down: Get Ready for the iPhone 5

Apple Store Down iPhone 5

The Apple Store is closed this morning as Apple prepares for the iPhone 5 event taking place at 10 AM Pacific. Apple routinely closes the Apple Store ahead of product announcements, even hours before the event. This prevents shoppers from buying a soon to be outdated gadget, and builds buzz for the impending launch. Closing […]

Samsung Opens Apple Store Clone in Australia

Samsung Experience store

Samsung isn’t content to just allegedly copy Apple’s smartphones and tablets, it also wants to copy the company’s retail stores. According to All Things D, Samsung just opened a new retail store in Sydney, Australia, and the store looks strikingly familiar. The store layout looks very similar to a typical Apple Store, albeit with a […]