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Green Bay, WI, United States

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Apple Michigan Avenue's 2019 Chicago Music Industry Summit

This September, one of Apple’s top stores in the U.S. will once again host a series of music leaders with the goal of supporting local arts communities. The second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit at Apple Michigan Avenue has been announced with registration for the first two weeks of sessions now live. Apple describes the … → Read More

Apple is opening a new retail store in Tokyo's Marunouchi district

Apple is busy realizing a major retail expansion in Japan. New stores have opened and classic locations have been steadily remodeled over the past year. In Tokyo, Apple is now putting the finishing touches on a brand new store opening soon in the Marunouchi district. Last October, Apple began teasing a new project for 2019 … → Read More

Switzerland's Bahnhofstrasse Apple Store relocating on August 31st

Apple is preparing to move one of its four retail stores in Switzerland to a new location. At the end of the month, Apple Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich will downsize from one shopping district to another, Rennweg. Apple hasn’t listed a reason for the store move on its website. Apple Bahnhofstrasse is the company’s third location … → Read More

Naples, Florida Apple Store reopening soon

Apple Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and will celebrate its grand reopening on August 24th at 10:00 A.M. local time. The store closed early last September for expansion and will now feature Apple’s latest retail design language and the capability to host larger and more immersive Today … → Read More

Adobe Lightroom adds deleted photo recovery, GPU-accelerated classic editing

Adobe’s August 2019 release of its Lightroom photo editor for Mac and iOS has arrived with some new features and changes across all platforms and other improvements specific to Lightroom Classic on the desktop. The updates are available today for you to download. Lightroom Classic is Adobe’s legacy version of Lightroom for users with older … → Read More

Hands-on with Adobe Fresco for iPad

There’s no shortage of iPad creativity apps on the market today, but Adobe wants to prove there’s room for at least one more. Adobe Fresco is a new tool for iPad illustrators promising a truly organic drawing and painting experience that accelerates workflows across multiple devices. I’ve been testing the app to see how natural … → Read More

Here's what it's like to experience AR at an Apple Store

After building out a robust platform for experiencing augmented reality and powerful tools for learning and teaching coding with Swift, Apple is tackling AR creation and exploration in its retail stores with new Today at Apple Labs, Walks, and an interactive art exhibit visible only through the lens of an iPhone. Here’s what you can … → Read More

Aventura's new Apple Store: Grand opening photos and details

Along Florida’s southern shores, a cool coastal pavilion punctures the tropical humidity. Customers today celebrated the grand reopening of Apple Aventura just outside of Miami. An all-new location and all-new design are just part of the story behind what is undoubtedly the most noteworthy — and the most chill — Apple Store in the Southeastern … → Read More

Today at Apple customer achievements are waiting for the spotlight

Every day, people visiting Apple Stores around the world share photos and videos of their creativity using the hashtag #todayatapple. Impressive portraits, illustrations, songs, and movies reveal remarkable talent unlocked by attending in-store sessions. The posts are inspiring and remind me that even ordinary people like myself can make something extraordinary today. But what happens … → Read More

Billie Eilish and Apple create new Today at Apple Music Lab

Following a global in-store collaboration with Madonna earlier this summer, Apple is partnering with artist Billie Eilish to create the next in a series of Today at Apple Music Lab sessions teaching the art of the remix. The new sessions will be available in Apple Stores across the world beginning in August and are free … → Read More

Omotesando Apple Store reveals new design

Apple continues to upgrade its classic retail locations with the latest store features and Today at Apple-first design. Aligning with a broader national expansion, Japan’s iconic Apple Omotesando is the most recent store to receive a redesign. On Tuesday in Japan, Apple updated its retail website to tease two new store projects scheduled for 2019 … → Read More

Apple promises two new retail stores coming to Japan in 2019

Apple is promoting its plan for a significant retail expansion in Japan with new teaser imagery posted to its retail website. Stylized Apple logos promise two new stores scheduled for 2019 and celebrate upgrades to Apple’s existing store in Omotesando. Last October, Apple added a mosaic logo to its Japanese retail site alongside the reopening … → Read More

Aventura Apple Store moving to expansive outdoor pavilion on August 10th

Apple is preparing to unveil its most significant retail store in the southeastern United States. Marking the completion of a project several years in the making, Florida’s Apple Aventura will move from a traditional indoor mall space to a one-of-a-kind outdoor pavilion on August 10th, Apple told the Miami Herald. Located just north of Miami, … → Read More

Adapting iPhone and Apple Watch to a 3-day power outage

It’s easy to dismiss how reliant a modern lifestyle is on the ability to constantly charge batteries and consume large quantities of data over WiFi. Even minor interruptions to internet and electrical services can be frustrating inconveniences, but how do iPhones, Apple Watches, and Macs fare during an extended period off the grid? I unexpectedly … → Read More

San Mateo Apple Store planning expansion to Hillsdale Shopping Center North Block

Apple is preparing to relocate its retail store in San Mateo, California to a substantially larger outdoor space. The move is one of many changes coming to Hillsdale Shopping Center, which is in the midst of a significant redevelopment project. Apple Hillsdale will become the 10th store in the Bay Area to feature Apple’s latest … → Read More

A comprehensive guide to the modern furnishings of Apple Store Boardrooms

The iconic wood tables that fill every Apple Store have long been globally admired as symbols of tasteful interior design. Fewer people are aware that recent top Apple Stores contain a hidden space called the Boardroom. Each Boardroom is decorated with a collection of premium furniture and accessories from some of the most respected designers … → Read More

Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk launches second Apple Store in Singapore

Photo courtesy of Jayden Lim Waiting in line for Apple Store grand openings has been a fun tradition for enthusiastic fans since the very first countdown in 2001. There’s still something special about being one of the first in the line, but the most recent store openings have been largely defined by their unique opening … → Read More

City of Vancouver approves contested Pacific Centre Apple Store development

Plans to construct Canada’s most impressive Apple Store have cleared a major roadblock that previously put the entire project in jeopardy. Following a round of revisions, the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board unanimously approved a major redevelopment at the Pacific Centre shopping mall, according to Business in Vancouver. In February, we had a glimpse … → Read More

Sweeping glass facade of Apple Jewel Changi Airport unveiled in Singapore

Apple’s second store in Singapore opens on July 13th at the monumental Jewel Changi Airport. The new location marks an important expansion of Apple’s retail services for travelers and tourists passing through the region or visiting Singapore. Apple has previewed the store ahead of its opening and offered more details about what customers can expect. … → Read More

Houston's Apple Highland Village temporarily closing July 28 for Today at Apple upgrades

Apple’s most significant store in Texas is about to get an upgrade. Apple Highland Village will temporarily close on July 28 while interior remodeling work is completed. Nearly two dozen classic Apple Stores have been remodeled in 2019 alone to add new fixtures, a video wall, and an open Forum with expanded seating for Today … → Read More