Apple’s efforts to modernize its chain of over 500 retail stores around the world may extend to Canada soon.
Apple plans to relocate its oft-crowded store at the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Downtown Toronto to a much larger space in the mall, currently occupied by apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch, which will also be relocating within the mall as part of the shuffle, according to people familiar with the matter.
A view of the existing Apple and Abercrombie & Fitch stores at the Eaton Centre It is also certainly possible that Apple could take over a few additional units surrounding Abercrombie & Fitch for an even larger store.
Apple is reportedly waiting until at least 2020 to roll out next-generation 5G cellular data technology in its iPhone lineup, but according to Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon, „every“ Android handset manufacturer will have a flagship phone with 5G support across U.S. carriers by the end of next year, reports CNET.
By the holidays next year, every flagship handset — at least when it comes to those running Google’s Android software and using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor — will tap into 5G, said Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon.
„When we get to exactly this time of year one year from now … we will see every [...]
In an ongoing effort to boost sales in India, Apple is reportedly planning to upgrade its authorized reseller locations in five to six „extremely prominent locations“ in India’s metropolitan cities. The stores are being referred to as „Flagship Apple Premium Reseller“ outlets.
While not official Apple stores, the locations will each be „at least three times larger“ than the current reseller stores, which average about 1,000-1,500 square feet (via The Economic Times).
According to three senior industry executives, Apple may go up to as much as 5,000 square feet for the improved reseller locations in an effort to build them [...]
Apple has long been rumored to be working on plans for an Apple Store at the iconic Tower Theatre in Los Angeles, and today, Apple shared details on the upcoming location with the Los Angeles Times.
According to Apple, the Tower Theatre store will be one of the world’s most prominent Apple retail locations when it is completed, with the company planning to entirely overhaul the interior of the building to turn it into retail space and an interactive community area.
In a rendering shared by Apple, the Tower Theatre store preserves the ornate Renaissance Revival style of the interior of the theatre for an Apple Store that will indeed be one of the most unique. [...]