Apple’s hopes of opening up its first retail stores in India have been dealt a massive blow by the country’s finance minister. Arun Jaitley has decided that Apple must meet local sourcing rules just like other manufacturers if it wants to open its own retail locations.
Apple is looking to expand its flagship retail store on the Fifth Avenue plaza in New York City, according to a new report. The company is said to be looking at “some or all” of the 61,000 square-foot space in the GM Building, but apparently doesn’t want to pay full price.
Earlier reports had pointed to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, visiting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India, and the future of Apple Stores in the region may have just cropped up.
Apple has added a new “Accessibility” accessories category to its online store. Currently, the Cupertino company sells 15 different products under its new category that cater to people with various kinds of disabilities including vision, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy.
Can’t find popular apps in the App Store? You’re not the only one. Widespread search issues are currently preventing a large number of titles from showing up in search results for many users around the world.
Apple has had a long history with Ireland, thanks to tax laws, but the company only has a single store in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Apple has updated its official Apple Store app to add Peek and Pop gestures that allow you to preview products in a snap. Until now, the only 3D Touch gestures offered by the app were Quick Actions that let you jump into different sections from the home screen.
Apple’s bid to increase its success in India by selling used iPhones hasn’t been well-received by local companies, who are concerned that the move will increase the amount of electronic waste and jeopardize their future. Industry executives are now fighting Apple’s plan.
Last September, it was reported that Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s retail chief, and Jony Ive worked together on the “next-generation” design of Apple’s retail stores. Over the past weekend, the company’s first such store was thrown open for customers in the United States.
Day One 2.0, a popular journaling app for iOS, is currently available as a free download through the Apple Store app. The app is listed at $4.99 on the iOS App Store.