Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and — as it has for the past decade — Apple is taking a stand as part of the Product (Red) campaign.
To mark the occasion, Apple is turning its logo red in Apple stores around the world, debuting several new products, selling limited edition content in the App Store, and matching customer purchases with donations to help fund the global fight against HIV.
November 30, 2003: Apple expands its Apple Store chain outside the U.S., with its 73rd Apple Store opening its door’s in Tokyo, Japan’s trendy Ginza shopping district.
On opening day, thousands of Apple fans — possibly still the biggest queue in Apple history — queue around the block in the rain to gain early access to the store, which offers five full floors of Apple product goodness.
While Steve Jobs isn’t on hand for the opening, shoppers are given a welcoming speech by Eiko Harada, then-president of Apple Japan.
Apple’s one-day Black Friday event is now live in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and other markets around the world. Just as expected, there are no discounts to take advantage of, but Apple is giving away free gift cards with eligible orders.
The company’s promotion has already gone live in Australia and New Zealand and it brings free gift cards with eligible purchases rather than tasty discounts. But don’t expect to get those gift cards with the latest Apple products.
Apple is reportedly planning to open a new flagship Australian retail store in Federation Square, Melbourne.
According to a new report, Apple is currently negotiating to replace an existing “deconstructivist” metal building in the square with a $50 million glass structure, which sounds reminiscent of Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store.
Apple has announced that it will be debuting a new hardbound book, entitled “Designed by Apple in California,” chronicling 20 years of its groundbreaking designs — boasting 450 photographs of past and present Apple products.
The book, which is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, will also include exclusive details on the design processes used by Apple’s design team under the leadership of Jony Ive.
Apple is rolling out a new Support app that lets users get expert help with devices and software, and schedule repairs at the Apple store. The app also offers a catalog of support articles to help users fix common issues.