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New Apple Strategy to Sell More iPhones via Apple Store





Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have held a three-hour meeting on new sales strategy for company’s employees and shareholders. According to 9to5Mac, he was talking on possible ways to increase the number of iPhones sold through the Apple Store. So far, the percentage of phones bought on the Internet or from other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy is close to 80. Quite obvious, that the result of only 20 percent is not enough good as for the company's main retail store.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 18:46

Apple Launches Online Store for Russia



Apple today launched its online store in Russia. The move had been expected for quite some time. Reports from last year revealed that the Apple had registered a new company in Russia with intentions to launch direct sales in the country.

In order to expand into Russian territory, Apple as registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company's local legal advisor as its director general. It is alleged that Apple executives travelled to Moscow in 2011 to find premises for an Apple store but did not find anything suitable. Apple opened the iTunes Store online in 2009.

It's unclear when or whether the company intends to open any physical Apple Retail Stores in the country.




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Apple Stores Siri Voice Clips For Up To Two Years



Wired reported yesterday that the American Civil Liberties Union was posing questions about Siri's privacy policies, citing privacy statements claiming that older "disassociated" voice input data would be retained for "period of time" even if a user turn off Siri on his or her device.

"It's not clear what 'disassociated' means. It's not clear what 'period of time' means. It's not clear what using it to 'generally improve Siri and other Apple products and services' means," says Nicole Ozer, a lawyer with the ACLU. "The only thing that's clear is we really don't know what may be happening to the personal information we have told Siri, even after we turn Siri off."


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Written by maxim

Friday, April 19th, 2013. 22:00

Apple Stores Are Pushing New Table-Based Customer Service Strategy



Apple is gradually rolling out a new customer service initiative called ‘table selling’ across its retail stores. With the new strategy, employees at Apple Stores are assigned a product table at which they are responsible for serving groups of customers with the same device but different needs. Previously, employees helped each customer individually on a first-come, first-serve basis which often resulted in lengthy wait times.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 28th, 2013. 22:43

AU Optronics solved iPad mini display production issues



According to the report submitted by Digitimes, AU Optronics has improved performance of displays for the iPad mini which finally leads to the availability of the current iPad mini and a reliable infrastructure for the production of displays for the next generation iPad mini.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 16:33

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Now Is The Most Popular Mac Operating System



Web analytics company Net Applications published (via Computerworld) its data on browser usage, noting that now OS X Mountain Lion is the most popular version of Apple’s OS X, even though it was released just five months ago.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, January 5th, 2013. 14:38

The Highest Paying Jobs at Apple



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Business Insider has compiled a ranking of some of the highest paying jobs at Apple. Take a look:

22. Mac Genius: $38,937
21. Lead Mac genius: $48,353
20. Assistant Apple Store manager: $49,176
19. Software engineering intern: $61,152
18. Account executive: $75,324
17. Financial analyst: $81,253
16. Software quality assurance engineer: $87,651
15. Business analyst: $87,768
14. Systems engineer: $94,119
13. Project manager: $94,652
12. Mechanical engineer: $99,900
11. Senior systems engineer: $101,794
10. Software engineer: $103,883
9. Firmware engineer: $103,985
8. Test engineer: $104,926
7. Hardware engineer: $105,316
6. Database administrator: $105,382
5. Product design engineer: $116,019
4. Product manager: $118,556
3. Senior hardware engineer: $124,893
2. Senior software engineer: $126,325
1. Art director: $133,664


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 16:28

In Paris Apple Store Robbed Of 1 Million Euros In Devices



In Paris, the Apple Store Opera was robbed on New Year’s Eve by four masked gunmen, according to DailyMail. The robbers made off with iPads and iPhones with total value of more than 1 million euros. An official at Unsa police union Christophe Crepin told Le Parisien newspaper:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 0:13

IGB Electronica SA Launches Android Phone Under "IPHONE" Name In Brazil



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters notes:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 1:30

On Saturday, Apple will offer new retail stores in China, Australia, New Jersey stores have been renovated



Next Saturday it will be the big day for Apple retail stores. The company plans to open four new stores around the world. In addition, aheard of the holiday season, two New Jersey stores were renovated.

A total of four new Apple stores will be opened on Christmas Eve, according to toifoAppleStore.com: MixC shop in Chengdu, China, will be opened at 8 a.m.; the Fountain Gate store in Australia will open its doors at noon; Causeway Bay store in Hong Kong will be opened at 9 am; and Emporia in Sweden - at 10 a.m.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. 20:31

New iMac Available For Order In The U.S.



Apple has already begun accepting orders for its new iMac models in the online store. The new iMac models offer significantly reduced thickness and add a new Fusion Drive combining a traditional hard drive and flash storage to maximize speed and capacity.


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Written by maxim

Friday, November 30th, 2012. 14:30

Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 5 in US Online Store



Apple has started to offer the iPhone 5 unlocked in the US Store. Pricing is as follows: 16GB is $649, 32GB is $749, and 64GB is $849. It is possible to buy online with 1 week shipping, order store pick up or just visit local retail store.




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Written by admin

Friday, November 30th, 2012. 12:25

Apple removes AppleCare From Sale In Italy



In July we reported that Apple was threatened with a temporary closure of its operation in Italy if the company did not change its warranty policies. Previously Italian antitrust regulator fined Apple $1.2 million for misleading practices of selling one-year AppleCare warranties and not informing customers about a two-year warranty that is mandatory by European Union law. Now it seems that Apple has officially removed its AppleCare Protection Plans from sale in Italian retail stores with only online version of its plans still available for consumers in Italy.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. 0:18

Apple Store app gift cards are now available and have a geographical coverage.



On Saturday, Apple started offering digital gift cards that can be purchased via the Apple app Store, and online store. These cards will be available for sending them to friends and family using Passbook. The company first announced that the electronic gift cards will be available when the Apple Store application was updated this week, however, digital coupons were not available for purchase until Saturday.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 12th, 2012. 17:02

Apple is going to ship 850K iPad minis in first week of sales



Since the first shipment of the pre-orders for the iPad mini has already sold, tablets hit records wholesale and retail sales. About 850,000 units will be sold in first week of salesIn a report, obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that in the first week of sales Apple may ship about 850,000 iPad mini, based on a check of the supply chain and logistical considerations, such as transportation.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 4th, 2012. 14:56