Apple’s Sydney store cleared due to possible bomb threat

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The George Street Apple store was evacuated.
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Apple’s flagship retail store in Sydney, Australia, was temporarily evacuated earlier today as part of a “police operation.”

A sniffer dog was spotted entering the building, while the three-story venue was cleared of customers by police, who also diverted local traffic. According to one customer who was evacuated, store employees were talking about a bomb threat. She noted that police were “very firm in telling people to leave immediately.”

Austria is getting its very first Apple store

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Vienna is finally getting its own Apple store.
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Apple has confirmed previous rumors that it is set to open an Apple store in the Austrian capital of Vienna, by posting retail job listings in the city. Positions advertised include managers, creatives, geniuses and specialists.

This will be the first Apple store in Austria, with the closest physical stores previously being located in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

Tim Cook talks Brexit with U.K. prime minister

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The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tour of western Europe continued today with a pit stop at Downing Street to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.

Cook was in the country to accept an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow, but took a break from the fun to discuss some serious topics with May, such as the impending Brexit and Apple’s investment in the country.

Every Apple store worldwide is sold out of AirPods

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This is a sight you're not likely to see in your local Apple store.
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Our take on Apple’s new wireless AirPods may be that they “just work,” but one thing that isn’t quite so seamless is picking up a pair in person at your local Apple store.

That’s according to airpods.isinstock.com, a website dedicated to providing at-a-glance stock levels for Apple’s AirPods at every Apple retail store in the world. The current grand total of stores stocking the AirPods? A big fat zero.

Bomb scare forces Apple store evacuation

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The store was located in Birmingham, the U.K.'s second biggest city.
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The Apple store in Birmingham, England, was temporarily evacuated today after a package that employees feared might contain an explosive was delivered.

Visitors were removed from the recently opened store and police cordoned off a section of the shopping area in which the retail outlet is located. Trains were also temporarily affected due to their proximity.

Apple Watch Series 2 is sold out ahead of Christmas

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Giving "the gift of go" might not be possible.
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Getting your hands on an Apple Watch Series 2 in time for Christmas has become nearly impossible for holiday shoppers.

Demand for the new watch has ticked up to a new level in the last month, according to Apple employees, who told Cult of Mac that stores are selling out of the Apple Watch Series 2 so fast that production can’t keep up.