A story in the pro-union journal InTheseTimes paints Apple store workers as exhausted, demoralized, and generally ready to strum a little Woody Guthrie and hold hands around the old trash barrel, hissing at scabs.
CultOfMac pulls out a few pertinent quotes:
Veteran Apple Store workers asking about pay disparities (namely, that new hires were being paid more than many employees who had been at… → Read More
A site that, inexplicably, follows Apple’s retail stores, IfoAppleStore.com, posted a rumor that Apple’s top folks went to Russia to negotiate the rental of a two-floor Apple store in the rebuilt Hotel Moskva, the first in the country.
Senior vice president of retail Ron Johnson and vice president of real estate Bob Bridger visited Moscow at the end of March and toured the three-level retail… → Read More
I can’t decide whether or not to believe this. Can you? [via The Daily What and Waxy] → Read More
Apple’s currently on a tear of opening spectacular Apple Stores around the globe. The latest is located in London’s Covent Garden district and will be the largest such store when the doors opening in a couple of days. So big in fact that there’s two glass staircases. Take that, NYC. The UK’s ElectricPig got an insiders’ look prior to the opening and filmed a tour without the hordes of fanboys that… → Read More
Who didn’t see this coming? A few days ago we learned of one woman’s inability to buy an Apple iPad with cash at an Apple Store. Store policy was such that they would only accept credit cards or debit cards. Apple was totally in the right legally, but it came across sorta funky, particularly given the woman’s backstory. Well, after a few days of bad press Apple has changed the policy: you can now… → Read More
The iPad doesn’t go on sale until Saturday, but the line has already started in front of Apple’s flagship store in New York City. Okay, there’s only one guy in line so far, Greg, but if you want to pick up your pre-ordered iPad you are going to have to get behind him. Unless you go to another store. Or just wait for it to be delivered to your house.
Anyway, this guy is determined to sit in… → Read More
In another fascinating move by the App Store acceptance team (Motto: Lunch is tasty! Is that a butterfly? We like cake.) the Ninjawords pocket dictionary, a $2 app, has been given an 17+ rating after being censored by Apple. This ensures that tittering schoolboys won’t scroll through the app and discover bad words like “tits,” “micturition,” and “enough with… → Read More
You guys! Nobody panic, but the Apple Store has that image up that makes everybody go ape shit. What could it be?! The candy-coated iPod Touch 2.5?! The new iMacbook Tablet Mini Pro Classic?! The long-awaited Apple iPager?!! I can’t take the suspense!!! Apple Store [Apple.com] → Read More
COULD IT BE A NEW IPHONE? A PIECE OF CORN ON THE COB? A DANCING FISH? A NICE KUGEL? WHAT IS IT! UPDATE – Could be a 2TB Time Capsule. OR A HOUSE ELF LIKE DOBBY! UPDATE 2 – It’s new Xserves. The servers now come packing with Core i7 Nehalem CPUs, more memory, and larger hard drives at similar price points as the older ones. → Read More
Please standby. Word on the street is Apple will be refreshing the iMac, Mac Minis, Mac Pro, TIme Capsule and Airport Extreme. → Read More
So Apple is facing opposition to putting up one of its gigantic glass-everywhere stores in one of Washington D.C.’s historic neighborhoods, the complaint being that it’d be too big and too modern to fit in with all the other quaint, cute buildings in the area (see our artist’s rendition above).
I propose, however, that the complaint is a cover-up for a much more massive and sinister… → Read More
New iMacs and/or Mac Minis, perhaps? (or not) Apple Store → Read More
Ever notice how your Apple Store is always busy? It could be in the dead of winter, when only old people and hockey moms wander out, and the Apple Store will be hopping. Anyway, back to the story at hand, a Harlem Spanish teach went missing on August 29th but was recently spotted at the 5th Ave Apple store where she was allegedly checking her email — or buying the new iPod Nano. Hannah Upp… → Read More
As is our custom, here’s the arbitrary “The Apple Store is down!” post that gadget blogs the world over like to publish on the day that Apple announces something. So there you have it: the Apple Store is down. Now taking bets on what’ll be announced. Closest to the actual products (specs, price, size, etc.) wins bragging rights. Thanks to reader Steve Jabs for the tip. → Read More
Apple’s online store has come back up and, although the 3G iPhone is featured on the main page, it’s not yet available for pre-order. There’s just a message saying “iPhone will be available in 8GB (black) and 16GB (black or white) models at Apple Retail Stores and AT&T Stores.” The down and dirty blurb-ish text on the new iPhone is as follows: Introducing iPhone 3G. With fast 3G… → Read More
Apple might be up to something today because the Apple store, she is down. I wonder why, though? J/K all the way, ROFL! Check out the downed store for yourself here! Leave your guesses in the comments section as to what Apple might release today. I’m hoping for some sweet new stickers, apparel, and coffee mugs. I’d also like an Apple Netbook, an Apple Electric Car, and an Apple Theme Park. → Read More
From the hordes of rabid Mac fans to the cheering employees to the famous musicians and professional athletes, here are fifty photos from today’s Apple Store opening.  … → Read More
Mike Oh owns a store called Tech Superpowers. Guess where it happens to be located? Right across the alley from the new Apple Store. You may or may not have heard about the New York Yankees organization digging up a Boston Red Sox jersey that a construction worker buried under Yankee Stadium, but while that was making headlines, Oh slipped over to where construction workers were about to pour… → Read More
Oh, hello there. I’m patiently waiting for the new Boylston Street Apple Store to open here in Boston. Did I need to show up four hours early? Probably not, but I just can’t resist sitting in an outdoor food court while pigeons buzz within inches of my fragile body. Seems nobody told them about the food chain and how humans are atop said food chain. Anyhoo, you might be interested to… → Read More
Originally thought to be opening on Friday, May 16th at 6:00, it appears that the Boylston Street Apple Store will actually be opening a day earlier on Thursday, May 15th at 6:00. Apple will be “giving away limited edition T-shirts and other surprises,” too, so you can look forward to some potentially free loot. More details at Apple.com. The store is located at 815 Boylston Street… → Read More
The Apple Store on Boylston Street in Boston has gotten a firm opening date and time; Friday, May 16th at 6:00 PM. I betcha a buck that I’ll be there to cover it, since I, in fact, am CrunchGear’s Boston office. It’s a nice office. We have free soda in the break room (If by “break room” you mean “my fridge” and by “free” you mean “I… → Read More