The Apple Store has gone down ahead of the company’s iPhone 11 ‘By Innovation Only’ event later today. It is typical of Apple to take down its online store before major product launches so there’s nothing surprising here.
A day before Apple’s yearly iPhone event, the company is blocking off the windows with black curtains. Needless to say, this is to make changes to the front facade of Apple Stores.
Apple Stores are centrally located and mostly offer open areas for checking out Apple products. The ambiance and the elegance of the Apple Store is not only attracting buyers but it is also attracting thieves who intend to make a fortune by stealing iPhones. In the latest incident, thieves have targeted an Apple Store in the Bay Area and managed to escape with 16 iPhones.
Apple has been trying to set up single-brand retail stores in India from quite some time. The FDI rules have prevented Apple from offering a flagship Apple Store in India. Meanwhile, Apple tried to persuade the authorities and asked for an exemption under the ‘cutting-edge technology.’ category
Bloomberg has posted an interview with Phillip Shoemaker, the former head of App Store reviews for Apple from 2009 to 2016. The extensive interview talks about why apps are rejected from the App Store and the toll the responsibility took on him.
Apple’s online store has gone ahead which likely hints at the company putting new iPads, AirPods, and AirPower for sale later today.
Apple is making another change to its executive lineup, with a potential shift in the way it handles retail coming along with it.
Apple has removed upwards of 700 apps from the Chinese App Store including some notable ones developed by Sogou — a Chinese alternative to Google — and Pinduodo, an online retailer app.
A month after the iPhone XS launch, Apple has started accepting pre-orders for iPhone XR. iPhone XR replaces the iPhone 8 in the price category but has almost all the top-of-the-line features and design elements of the iPhone XR. It’s the new default iPhone for most users. iPhone XR Pre-orders are now live. Deliveries start on October 26th.
Apple’s retail stores all across the globe are meant to be local hotspots, not just a way to buy new products, but also ways to learn how to code, or learn how to take great photos with the iPhone camera, and draw with the Apple Pencil on supported iPad models.