Zurich Apple Store evacuated after iPhone battery overheats


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50 people were forced to leave the Zurich Apple Store
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The Zurich Apple Store evacuated workers and fans on Tuesday after an iPhone battery overheated.

The handset was being repaired when its battery malfunctioned, leaving one employee with minor burns and forcing around 50 people to leave the store, according to Swiss police.

Apple ‘re-programs’ its Chicago Apple Store roof to deal with snow


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Apple has fixed falling icicles at its Chicago Apple Store with a software update.
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Apple has responded to the recent cold weather in Chicago by “re-programming” the roof of its new Apple Store on Chicago’s waterfront so that it doesn’t form dangerous icicles.

As we reported at the end of last month, Apple’s flagship Chicago Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue recently ran into problems when the roof, designed to look like a giant MacBook, seemingly struggled to cope with the snowfall — resulting in the closure of the retail store’s outdoor area.

‘Global flagship’ Apple Store will open down under in 2020


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A glimpse at how Apple's new store will eventually appear.
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Apple is opening a new “global flagship” Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia’s minister for tourism and major events John Eren described the new venue as being a “major drawcard for visitors and locals,” that would breath “new life into one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.”

Today in Apple history: Apple storms New York’s Grand Central Terminal


Apple Grand Central is one of the company's most stunning retail outlets.
Apple Grand Central is one of the company's most stunning retail outlets.
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December 9: Today in Apple history: Apple opens store in New York's Grand Central Terminal December 9, 2011: Apple opens a store in New York’s fabled Grand Central Terminal, the company’s fifth Manhattan retail outlet.

Overlooking the terminal’s Main Concourse, the enormous Apple Store makes a stunning addition to the 140-year-old train station, which is one of New York’s busiest transportation hubs.

Today in Apple history: Apple’s massive glass staircase wows Manhattan


The Apple Store on West 14th Street in New York City becomes the company's trendiest yet.
Apple's trendiest store yet?
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December 7: Today in Apple history: Apple opens its first 3-story retail store, located on West 14th Street in New York City December 7, 2007: Apple opens its magisterial store on West 14th Street in New York City, featuring a three-story glass staircase that’s the most complex ever made.

The store is Apple’s biggest in Manhattan (and second-largest in the United States, after the one on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue). The first three-story Apple retail outlet, it boasts an entire floor dedicated to services. It’s also the first Apple Store to offer free Pro Labs classes to customers.

Apple’s giant glass triangle touches down in Brooklyn


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The new Apple store in Brooklyn New York.
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New York City is getting a new Apple store this week, only instead of replicating the iconic Fifth Ave glass cube, this time Apple’s going with a giant triangle.

The new store will be Apple’s second retail location in Brooklyn after the company opened a store in Williamsburg last year. Apple’s glass-sided triangle store opens December 2 and is located down the street from the Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center.

Take a closer look: