Second Turkish Apple store opens (444th Apple Store)

Apple opened its second retail store in Istanbul Turkey today, located in the Akasya Shopping Mall. This is Apple’s 444th store in 16 countries. This store employs around 80 people. This store also offers customer service in 10 different languages, including Turkish, Spanish, German, and Bulgarian. Related: Apple set to open second retail store in Turkey

Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu

China is a huge opportunity for Apple China is home to a burgeoning smartphone market, partly due to the rise of the affluent middle classes. It’s also a vitally important market to Apple, as witnessed by the recent introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the 17th of October. In fact, initial sales have […]

Swatch CEO’s thoughts on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch announced by Tim Cook on September 9, 2014.  Before the launch, Jony Ive, Apple’s design chief, reportedly told his team that the Apple Watch would be “trouble” for traditional watch makers in Europe, particularly Swithzerland. Now we have seen the Apple Watch. The first reviews are mostly positive. But what about those traditional watch […]

Harvard professor says Apple Watch will fail

An interview with a Harvard professor, Ryan Raffaelli,  published on the Harvard Business School site argues that Apple Watch will not fundamentally change our lives in a similar way the iPhone and iPad did and ultimately will fail. Basically, the professor says Apple Watch will likely fail because (a) while the Apple Watch is certainly advanced, it […]

Apple patent shows plans for interactive holographic display

Apple was granted a U.S. patent covering a method for producing an interactive three-dimensional holographic image. As awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s U.S Patent No. 8,847,919 for “Interactive holographic display device” describes a new type of display screen that produces holographic images. This patent details a method that iPhones, iPads and Macs can “provide […]

Apple Campus 2 (AC2) updates: Photos, maps, increased security and Tim Cook

Yesterday we visited the new Apple Campus under construction, identified locally as AC2. The entire area (bounded by Pruneridge, Wolfe, Homestead, and Tantau) is bustling with construction activity of many kinds, still in early stages. The first thing you notice, besides the traffic obstructions, is that multiple utility services are installing large scale upgrades to […]

Long lines for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in Turkey (photos)

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially hit the shelves in Turkey today, along with more than 20 additional countries. Photos shows many customers lining up outside the Apple Store Istanbul, Turkey’s only Apple store. Lines started forming late last night. Early data suggest that Turkish users are choosing iPhone 6 Plus over iPhone 6, […]

Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5)

This is our fifth update on the progress of Apple’s new campus. We took these photos yesterday. The aerial photos show quite a lot of construction activity is already underway. Our previous updates: Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site – June 24, 2014 Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 3) […]