Apple on Tuesday added a detailed page to its website to remind customers about upcoming tax holidays in the United States. If you live in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina or Tennessee, you could eligible to get a sales tax break on select Apple products purchased between August 1st to August 3rd.Â Georgia’s break ends one day sooner, on August 2nd, while the tax holiday date in Massachusetts is pending legislation.
According to German developer Florian Schimanke, the upcoming Apple Store in Hanover, Germany is expected to open in late September. The retail store is currently under construction and covered by Apple’s iconic black wall barricades to prevent onlookers from getting a sneak peek before the store opens.Â
Ron Johnson has quite the impressive resume. After attending two Ivy League universities as a student,Â the AmericanÂ businessman has gone on to have a highlyÂ successful career that most notably involved a nearly twelve-year tenure as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple. Johnson reflected on those early days in a recent interview at Stanford. Check it out ahead.
Yesterday we told you about the first internal memo that Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts sent to employees, in which she detailed an upcoming visit to Japan to visit the first Apple Store opening in the country since 2006. That retail store is located in the Omotesando region, and it opened this morning in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. As expected, Ahrendts was on hand for the grand opening.Â
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to expand its iPhone purchasing options by offering pre-paid and month-to-month plans in its retail stores. Apple is partnering with AT&T and T-Mobile in this retail initiative that the company hopes will boost iPhone sales.
A new image from the yet to be opened Apple Store in Omotesando, Japan revealsÂ a wall which is covered entirely by green vines. This is said to be Apple’s way of going green forÂ its stores for climate control andÂ to conserveÂ energy.