Apple Stores

  • iPad 3G sold out in 49 of 50 stores

    By Sunday afternoon, most Apple Stores had run out of Wi-Fi-only iPads as well

    Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, one of the few Apple (AAPL) analysts who attends product launches and counts heads, estimates that Apple sold 300,000 iPad 3Gs over the three-day launch weekend, including units pre-ordered online for Friday delivery. That's the same number of units Apple sold in one day when the Wi-Fi-only model launched.

    The lines at the stores MORE

    - May 3, 2010 4:24 AM ET
  • Mac vs. Windows 7: Four new videos

    Celebrating Microsoft's big day with a store opening and three new Get-a-Mac ads

    In the long running battle between Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), Thursday was a huge win for the boys from Redmond.

    Windows 7 launched without a visible hitch and generated more positive reviews than we could count (a Google News search turned up 3,281, but we haven't read them all.)

    Meanwhile, in Scottsdale, Ariz., the opening of the first Microsoft MORE

    - Oct 23, 2009 6:47 AM ET
  • Putting lipstick on Microsoft's pigs

    At the end of a long report on the Apple Stores -- and the corner he believes they have turned -- Needham analyst Charles Wolf turned his attention this week to Microsoft (MSFT) and its plans to launch a fleet of company-branded stores of its own, complete with wall-sized digital screens, spaces for free public events and "Guru" bars to deal with customers' software complaints.

    Let's hope Steve Ballmer isn't on MORE

    - Aug 6, 2009 6:00 AM ET
  • Apple: Another opening, another show

    Apple's (AAPL) 258 retail stores may be drawing fewer visitors and bringing in less revenue than they did before the economic downturn (see stats below the fold), but they can still make a splash.

    Witness the grand opening video -- shot by No. 2 in line -- of the company's 21st U.K. Apple Store in Brighton on Saturday, complete with the usual long snaking queue, 1,000 free T-shirts and over-the-top high-fiving MORE

    - Jul 26, 2009 7:19 AM ET
  • Demand for new MacBooks outstrips supplies

    The new MacBooks are hot -- and we're not talking about the lap-scorching temperature of their aluminum unibodies.

    Apple's (AAPL) online store is currently showing a 7- to 10-day delay in shipping two models of the MacBook Pro -- the high-end ($1,500) 13-inch and the entry-level ($1,700) 15-inch.

    According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who tracks product lead times, Apple has never had a 7-10-day delay in the 13-inch MacBook -- the MORE

    - Jul 7, 2009 10:54 AM ET
  • Where have all the white iPhones gone?

    It's the reverse of Henry Ford's line about the Model T.  Today you can buy any iPhone you want, as long as it's not white.

    Apple (AAPL) has been having trouble keeping the entry-level white iPhone in stock since the new 3GS went on sale two and a half weeks ago. But as of Tuesday morning, it has all but disappeared.

    The 16 GB model -- apparently the most popular -- is MORE

    - Jul 7, 2009 7:25 AM ET
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  • Apple runs short of iPhones

    The iPhone availability widget is back -- new and improved -- and it's showing spot shortages of selected iPhones at Apple (AAPL) stores across the United States.

    The availability tool, which appears on Apple's website in times of scarcity, was last seen in the summer of 2008, when demand for the iPhone 3G was heavy and supplies short.

    When it reappeared on Friday, only 29 of Apple's 257 stores were displaying shortages of MORE

    - Jun 28, 2009 7:45 AM ET
  • Apple Stores: The big chill

    Is there an Apple Store near you? Count yourself lucky, because the days of Apple's (AAPL) aggressive expansion into the branded retail space are over -- at least for now.

    After opening more than 250 company-owned stores in eight years -- an average of nearly 8 per quarter and a total of 46 in 2008 alone -- Apple in the last quarter opened just one.

    The building slowdown is one of several MORE

    - Apr 24, 2009 8:48 AM ET
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  • Apple's first D.C. store: Design by committee

    It took five tries -- and four redesigns --  but Apple (AAPL) last week finally won approval to build a retail outlet in Washington D.C., its first in the nation's capital.

    The final rendering, shown at right, was designed to echo the architectural features of the city's historic Georgetown neighborhood. It was enthusiastically embraced by the same architectural preservation board that had soundly rejected Apple's previous designs.

    "This is beautifully executed," Stephen MORE

    - Mar 8, 2009 12:27 PM ET
  • An Apple Store for Brooklyn?

    New Yorkers know better, especially these days, than to expect any sympathy from the rest of the country -- even though the city, with three Apple Stores for a population of more than 8 million, is conspicuously underserved by the company's retail outlets. (San Francisco's three stores, by contrast, serve a population of fewer than 800,000.)

    But what about Brooklyn? The most populous of the five boroughs (pop. 2.5 million) would MORE

    - Feb 14, 2009 1:34 PM ET
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