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Apple is going to renovate its SoHo store to increase its space in the next three months. This step is necessary because the SoHo store, opened in 2002, is the smallest Apple Store within Manhattan and it scarcely accommodates the thousands of customers every day. During the renovations, the SoHo Apple store will be relocated to a temporary location. There is no information about what exactly location Apple chose but it obviously will be somewhere within Manhattan. The renovations will apparently include reconfiguration of the first floor, but the glass staircase that was the first one in Apple’s store, won’t be changed.
According to a new report, Apple knows and is ready to lend "minor support" to Facebook’s web application platform "Project Spartan" based on HTML5, even after Facebook has attempted to understate rumors about this project.
Now that may mean nothing. It is probably that Apple just wants to bring and setup new displays in their stores because of its partnership with Teach for America Foundation. Besides that, lately weekly overnights became the usual thing for Apple.
On the other side Apple may prepare for unveiling new MacBook Airs. Or AirPort Extremes. Or Time Capsules. Or Mac minis. Or Mac Pros.
A new report confirmed that the production of renewed MacBook Air notebooks will be started this month by Apple and provided unverified information about the release of high-resolution iPad 3 later this year.
According to Taiwan's Economic Daily report, which was published on Tuesday, new MacBook Air will be shipped to the market in late June and, as Reuters
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Just like we have predicted Apple started selling unlocked iPhone 4's in the United States. iPhone 4 16GB version costs $649. The 32GB version is $749. An unlocked handset offers all of the features without a contract commitment and can be used on supported GSM networks.
All the features of iPhone 4 without a contract commitment. Use it on the supported GSM cellular network of your choice.
If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.
The unlocked iPhone 4 requires an active micro-SIM card that you obtain from a supported GSM wireless carrier. Simply insert the micro-SIM card into the slot on your iPhone, connect to your Mac or PC using the USB cable, and launch iTunes on your computer to complete the setup.
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Unlocked iPhones To Be Released This Wendesday, iOS5 May Get Voice Recognition, Verizon Won't Support 3G FaceTime This Year
This weeken brought us some new stuff, and we'd like to share it with you.
1. 9to5Mac cites its reliable sources, which report that the next-gen iPhone is now on the final testing stage, also known as "AP" stage. Currently it is being carried around by high level carrier and Apple executives. Previous rumors about September launch of the new iPhone were confirmed again.
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Check out this video of German guys defacing the upcoming Hamburg Apple Store with a giant Windows logo.
This is funny that they have installed the logo incorrectly. The green is supposed to be at the top right and the blue is at the bottom left.
According to Apple’s schedule, next versions of its Mac OS X were revealed every summer. So the next version of OS X, Lion, was also scheduled for a summer 2011, but, as usual, the exact date was not specify. 9to5 Mac today claims that it got some portion of information from several sources that suggests Lion will launch on Tuesday, June 14th.
Apple is said to be planning one of their product launch-indicative “visual updates” for the morning of Tuesday, June 14th
Moreover, the retail supplies of Snow Leopard are dwindling, solidifying the possibility of a mid-June launch of Lion. The report also suggests that the release of Mac OS X Lion will be beginning of reduced software presence within Apple stores, starting with the possible removal of Snow Leopard.
Apple could not achieve such success without its 324 retail stores, employing 30, 000 employees. Though it is not easy to become Apple’s employee, but it is worth it. Apple pays its employees much more than its competitors. For example, Geniuses on average make $18 dollars an hour, with the helpful blue shirts earning around $16 dollars an hour as they guide customers to new products, show them how to use services, and make sales. So it is clearly that Apple’s employees are highly motivated and expected to work hard and sell the Apple experience. Not surprisingly that in the first two fiscal quarters for 2011, Apple’s retail division has already earned $7.04 billion in revenue of Apple’s $51.41 billion. Apple’s retail stores offer a level of convenience and friendliness that big retail chains just can’t match.
This Saturday, price of MacBook Air refurbs at the Apple Store dropped. Now,
9to5mac reports that Apple starts officially selling the iPad 2 in Russia and Ukraine this Friday, May 27. That’s the same day carrier Aircel will start offering the iPhone 4 in India, in what it looks like a day focused around international releases ahead of the WWDC. The Russian iPad 2 sales will begin this Friday through retail chain Re:Store, with MediaMarkt, Beliy Veter Cifrovoi, ION, Technosila and Eldorado also looking to jump on board for the May 27 rollout. Retailers are expecting “unprecedented demand” for the iPad 2, which doesn’t surprise considering the device’s popularity and the lack of Apple’s retail presence in Russia.
ifoAppleStore is today reporting on two new Apple stores in Spain and Italy that are currently undergoing construction. The new Italy store is expected to be opened in Florence. Based on documents, the stores construction will be completed in August, suggesting an early September opening. The second Apple store is in Spain, set to be a spectacle, occupying all seven levels of the historic building in Madrid, overlooking the large city plaza (pictured above). The historic 1863 building is currently being restored and renovated. The retail store is then expected to operate on at least two levels and the basement. As for the other levels, ifoAppleStore speculates that they may be used as administrative offices for Apple, meeting rooms or training space. Madrid’s mayor revealed the plans last week when he confirmed to reporters that Apple was leasing the entire building. The store will most likely open early next year, with significant construction work still to be completed.
The new 2011 iMacs — the ones with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge processors and better graphics — don’t allow you to use any other hard drive but Apple’s custom ones, which are running a custom firmware to provide temperature monitoring through a new 7-pin SATA connector.
For the main 3.5″ SATA hard drive bay in the new 2011 machines, Apple has altered the SATA power connector itself from a standard 4-pin power configuration to a 7-pin configuration. Hard drive temperature control is regulated by a combination of this cable and Apple proprietary firmware on the hard drive itself. From our testing, we’ve found that removing this drive from the system, or even from that bay itself, causes the machine’s hard drive fans to spin at maximum speed and replacing the drive with any non-Apple original drive will result in the iMac failing the Apple Hardware Test (AHT).
The University of Delaware has confirmed that, as part of new campus construction plans, an Apple Store will be located next to the new Bookstore, Starbucks, and other facilities. It’s not clear whether the “store” will be a full-feature retail location, a “mini store”, an authorized reseller, or something else specifically tailored to students. Indeed, several rumors in the past years suggested Apple was planning campus-specific Apple Stores, but the plans were never finalized.
Yesterday, on May 3 Needham & Co analyst Charlie Wolf sent a note to his clients, where he reveals that Apple retail stores made only 12.9% of worldwide revenues for the company in March. Due to the increased number of distribution points, such as big-box retailers and international carrier stores the revenue has declined since the second quarter of 2008, when the revenue share from retail stores was 21.6%.
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