U.K.’s second biggest city is set for a stunning new Apple Store


The site of Apple's upcoming Birmingham flagship store.
Photo: Billygean

Never let it be said that Apple doesn’t source some gorgeous buildings for its retail stores!

According to a new report, Apple is said to have agreed terms to take over an historic Grade II listed building in the U.K.’s second biggest city, Birmingham.

And, despite it not being announced yet, the news is already generating excitement among fellow local retailers.

London’s ‘tired’ flagship Apple Store may be next for a Jony Ive overhaul


Say goodbye to these iconic giant Apple logos.
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After the opening of the redesigned, tree-filled Apple Store in Brussels, Apple’s flagship Regent Street store in London is the next to get the Jony Ive treatment.

Working with Foster & Partners, the architectural firm responsible for the Gherkin skyscraper, Apple’s plans call for it to transform what it refers to as the “tired and outdated” look of the Regent Street Apple Store — even removing the instantly-recognizable four giant Apple logos outside the store entrance.

Samsung tries to sell its Galaxy S6 edge to iPhone 6s buyers in London


Really, Samsung?
Photo: Carly Page/The Inquirer

When you’re lining up for a brand new iPhone on launch day, the last thing you expect to see outside the Apple Store is a whole team of people from Samsung. But that’s exactly what iPhone 6s buyers in London were greeted by this morning.

Samsung sent a flock of people to gatecrash the iPhone 6s launch at the Apple Store on Regent Street to promote the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+, and to hand out free goodies bearing Samsung’s “#NextisNew” slogan.

Apple fans (and a robot) line up around world for iPhone 6s launch


Apple Store Hamburg line iPhone 6s
Apple fans are turning out in force in Hamburg, Germany for the iPhone 6s launch.
Photo: Thomas Knoop (via Twitter)

We figured tonight’s iPhone 6s launch would draw some crowds, and sure enough, they are. Fans all over the world are lining up to be the first to get their hands on Apple’s latest hardware, and we have the pictures to prove it, starting with that massive batch of Hamburgers above.

Here are crowds outside of Apple Stores from across the globe.

You won’t be able to buy an iPhone 6s on launch day in these 5 states


Chipgate won't drain your battery, says Apple.
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Despite being sold out online, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available for walk-in purchase on September 25th, except for customers in five unlucky states.

Apple revealed in a press press release that customers in Hong Kong, China, Japan and five U.S.states won’t be able to walk-in to a local Apple Store at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, September 25th to buy the best iPhone Apple’ ever created.

Here are the five states that won’t sell you an iPhone on launch day: