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iPad Pinkie Ripper Gets 25 Years in Jail, Apologizes

iPad Pinkie Ripper Gets 25 Years in Jail, Apologizes

A 22-year-old man got a 25-year jail sentence for a ripping off part of a man’s pinkie while stealing an iPad.

The Denver Post reported that Brandon Smith apologized to the victim, Bill Jordan, who did not appear in court for the sentencing hearing “because he fears for his life.”

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Italian Apple Employees Strike Before iPhone 4S Launch

Italian Apple Employees Strike Before iPhone 4S Launch

The iPhone 4S arrives in Italy today – along with another 22 countries – and the Italians are so into it, they are apparently standing in orderly lines to get it.*

Outside the Roma Est store in the country’s capital, however, Apple employees went on strike.

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Can Apple Help Make Sears Cool?

Can Apple Help Make Sears Cool?

Historic but now down-at-heel retailer Sears isn’t known for its cool stores, but the company is hoping a massive iPad and iPod deployment will change that.

Sears Holdings is equipping 450 stores nationwide with Apple’s sleek devices to train sales people and boost productivity by allowing them to check inventory, order products online and access product information before customers get frustrated and go somewhere else.

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Apple Store Opens in Sicily [Video]

Apple Store Opens in Sicily [Video]

Domenico Panacea – you may remember him from the LED Apple logo t-shirt –  shot a nice video of the opening of the first Apple store to disembark on the isle of Sicily in Italy at the foot of Mount Etna, the Apple Store Centro Sicilia.

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Apple Stores in New York Still Closed Post Irene

Apple stores are expected to reopen today, August 29, after being shuttered complete with designer sandbags over the weekend, but Apple’s website advises people to call ahead for opening hours.

“We will reopen Monday, August 29. Please call the store for details regarding opening time.”

First person to send us pics from the re-opened Apple stores wins something!

Apple Hits Faux Resellers in U.S. with Lawsuit

Apple Hits Faux Resellers in U.S. with Lawsuit

Apple was granted a temporary restraining order for trademark infringement against several U.S. unauthorized resellers.

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Faux Apple Resellers Pop up in Europe

Faux Apple Resellers Pop up in Europe

Inside unauthorized reseller iPhone + in Tbilisi, via Facebook.

Apple’s retail model has inspired a flattering crop of copycats.

After the news of the China clone stores, it looks like there is a thriving crop of pseudo-Apple resellers in Georgia.

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Tour a Fake Apple Store in China [Video]

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The Today Show took a peek in one of China’s faux Apple stores and it looks just as convincing as the photo gallery we published.

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Interactive iPads Are Apple Store 2.0 Kiosks [Video]

Interactive iPads Are Apple Store 2.0 Kiosks [Video]

A couple of YouTube videos have surfaced demonstrating the new interactive iPad software located next to all Apple products in the Apple Store 2.0 retail layout.  Each iPad acts as a kiosk that customers can use to explore product features, perform product comparisons, and summon help from a sales associate.

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Apple Store 2.0 Goes Live With Interactive iPads & More [Breaking/Updated]

Apple Store 2.0 Goes Live With Interactive iPads & More [Breaking/Updated]

Apple Store 2.0 has launched in Australia and it looks like some of the rumors are true. The new version of the store features interactive product displays using iPads.

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