Apple launches Personal Pickup in six E.U. countries

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Members of the press were given a preview of the new Apple Store in Brussels, which official opens Saturday.
Apple is making its retail store services more consistent around the world.
Photo: Photo Bruno Dalimonte/macplus.net

Apple has expanded its Personal Pickup scheme — which allows customers to order products online and then pick them up in their nearest brick-and-mortar Apple Store — to six new countries in the European Union, including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

Apple Stores Running Out Of 27-Inch iMacs Ahead Of Rumored Refresh

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It's probably not a good time to buy an iMac.
It's probably not a good time to buy an iMac.

On August 22, it became apparent that retailers across the United States were beginning to see shortages of 27-inch iMacs, sparking speculation that Apple’s popular all-in-one could be about to get a much-anticipated refresh. Now those tight supplies are affecting Apple’s own retail stores, which are quickly running out of both 27-inch iMac iterations.