Companies like Apple are very strict when it comes to policies. A Bakersfield woman is upset with Valley Plaza Mall Apple store after an employee stole photos from her phone. The woman took to Facebook and her post has been shared a thousand times.
Robberies at the Apple Store are pretty common. In fact, the iPhone is said to be one of the most stolen phones in the world. Apple Stores typically follow an open store policy and let you use the latest Apple products. In a recent turn of events, a security guard at Dallas Apple Store has shot and killed a robber early Tuesday. The robber was armed and is also said to be wearing body armor.
Until recently Apple couldn’t set up exclusive stores in India due to the earlier foreign direct investment rules. However, in the latest budget, the Indian government announced that it will relax the norms and this came as a sigh of relief for Apple. Now a report by Economic Times says that Apple is all set to open its first Apple Store in India. The store will be located in Maker Maxity mall, Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
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.