Tag Archive: Retail


As can be seen everywhere from Xiaomi’s not-so-original smartphone designs to the number of knockoff Apple Watches already available for sale, Apple has a problem with ripoffs in China. But having recently unveiled its stunning new West Lake store in Hangzhou — featuring… Read more ›

ifo Apple Store, the best Apple retail blog, is ending

Well, this is a bummer. Gary Allen, perhaps the most respected voice and enterprising reporter in the Apple Community when it comes to Apple’s retail presence worldwide, is retiring from the blog he founded, ifo Apple Store. Founded in 2001,… Read more ›

Nordstrom may be only retail partner for Apple Watch

One of the biggest unknowns about the Apple Watch — and something we’re hopefully just an hour away from learning — is just how Apple plans to sell its first ever wearables device. Is the Apple Watch going to be… Read more ›

From gorgeous new architectural concepts, to its most ambitious retail store opening plan in years, Apple certainly isn’t slacking off when it comes to its continued expansion into China: a market that Tim Cook has said will one day be… Read more ›

When Apple comes up with an iconic design for an Apple Store, it often likes to replicate it elsewhere. Just like the glass cube created for the company’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York has also popped up in… Read more ›

After an expansion into China that is nothing short of spectacular, Apple next has its sights set on India, with its vast population of 1.2 billion citizens and rapidly-growing smartphone market. With that in mind, the company is reportedly finalizing plans… Read more ›

iPhone 6 demand leads to retail boom Down Under

Apple may be blamed for wrecking Finland’s economy with its success, but according to new figures from Australia’s Bureau of Statistics the popularity of the iPhone can help rescue economies, too. Retail turnover in the country jumped 1.2% in September,… Read more ›

First of all Microsoft announces plans for a flagship Fifth Avenue Store to compete with Apple’s iconic glass cube, and now Amazon apparently wants to get in on the brick-and-mortar game, too. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon plans to open… Read more ›

Microsoft has copied (or “been inspired by”) many, many Apple innovations over the years, and now it’s set to copy the location of its most famous Apple Store of all. That’s right: the Windows maker is set to open up… Read more ›

Ron Johnson revolutionized the retail shopping world when he left Target in 2000 to join Apple and design the entire Apple Store shopping experience with Steve Jobs. Now, coming off a 17-month stint as the CEO of JC Penney, Ron… Read more ›