The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple with a patent for theÂ iconic design of its Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store in New York, eight years since the award-winning store first opened its doors.Â Apple originally filed for the patent in October 2012, crediting late co-founder Steve Jobs and a half dozen others as inventors.Â
Last weekÂ Apple had posted a series of job listings on its website for retail store positions in the United Arab Emirates, sparking off speculationsÂ that the iPhone maker could be planningÂ to open its first Apple Store in United Arab Emirates.
The Apple Stores keep opening up. In early August, the latest store to open in The Hague’s Passage mall opened their doors on August 9. Now, in the United States, the sixth Apple retail site in Connecticut will be open for business soon.
On August 5, Apple announced the upcoming grand opening of their third retail location in the Netherlands, an Apple Store in The Hague Passage mall on August 9. Thanks to one site, we get a sneak peek at what’s inside (and out) before the official opening.
Many of Apple’s international physical retail locations stand out for their designs, and focus on glass-lined aesthetics. For the third location opening this weekend in the Netherlands, that tradition is apparently holding strong.
In early April of this year, Apple introduced its first retail location to Turkey. The iconic location, with its expansive glass front and cube glass roof, won’t be the only Apple Store in the area soon, though.
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.