Iconic Arizona Apple store wins design award

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Outside view the Scottsdale store.
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Apple’s townsquare-style store at Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona nabbed the best of design award for retail and mixed-use space from The Architect’s Newspaper.

The Scottsdale Apple store beat out a Christian Dior store in Chicago’s high fashion shopping district and a retail center in Springfield, Missouri. Boasting design features like a cantilevered roof for shading, the store looks unlike most other Apple stores you usually see.

Check out the view from the inside:

Apple Stores start turning red for World AIDS Day

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Apple Stores start turning red for World AIDS Day
Apple Stores have been going red since 2012.
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Apple Store logos around the world have started turning red to highlight Apple’s commitment to raising awareness of World AIDS Day. Red is the color associated with World AIDS Day, dating back to the introduction of its red ribbons introduced in 1991.

World AIDS Day officially takes place this Sunday, December 1. However, Apple Stores are making the symbolic change a few days early.

Apple kicks reviews off online store

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You won't find any reviews here.
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Just before the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing Apple has decided to make it harder to see reviews of the products it sells online.

The Ratings and Reviews section of Apple’s online store was recently removed from all product pages with no word on why the change was made.

Apple Stores trial extended eligibility periods for AppleCare+

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79 Apple Stores are part of the pilot.
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Some Apple Stores in the U.S. and Canada are trialling extended eligibility periods for AppleCare+, according to a new report.

The trial, which started this week, allows Apple’s extended warranty plan to be purchased beyond the usual 60-day window. But devices must be inspected by the Genius Bar first.

UK cops pursue Apple Store thieves with helicopter

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U.K. cops used a helicopter to help chase down Apple Store thieves
Apple Store in Festival Place, Basingstoke was the target.
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Police arrested nine suspects in England after a raid on an Apple Store. The dramatic incident saw authorities employ a helicopter and officers on the ground during the search for the thieves.

The robbery took place in Basingstoke, the largest town in the county of Hampshire. Three thieves involved in the incident attacked a security guard, before making off with seven iPhones.