Apple removed Bose products from its online and retail stores earlier today, and is reported to be doing the same with Fitbit fitness trackers.
Apple plans to drive more iPhone purchases through its stores by offering prepaid and month-to-month plans to customers who buy unlocked phones.
Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, is an inspired choice by Apple CEO Tim Cook to run its retail and online businesses. She could become the change that changes Apple and be a future CEO candidate. Or fail spectacularly. Either way it will be fun to watch.
To boost iPhone sales in stores, Apple is reportedly planning to offer new incentives to customers — perhaps more like the current Back to School offer — and start a trade-in program.
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson’s job as CEO of J.C. Penney didn’t work out. Meanwhile, Apple hasn’t found anyone to fill his old position.
Twelve years after their first opening, Apple’s expanding net sales and soaring store traffic show it could use more locations, especially in international cities, of Apple Stores.
Google isn’t just an internet search company any more. As it pushes Google TV, Google Glasses, and Chromebooks, it needs to let customers try-before-they-buy.
Whoever Tim Cook chooses to run Apple retail has big implications for future growth and Apple’s valuable brand. While the timing of the search — heading into the holiday sales season — isn’t ideal, the decision also represents a big opportunity for Apple’s image.
When British retail veteran John Browett took over Apple’s store operation, plenty of critics lined up to question the decision. And now, with the company forced to apologize for cutting customer service staff, his appointment by Tim Cook looks even more baffling.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: PC market apologists, Apple stores’ policy on selling gadgets to Iran, The Daily isn’t doing that well, how Aereo’s victory could benefit Apple, and Time Warner’s hopes for Apple TV.