Belgium’s first Apple Store will open this month


Barricades have already been erected for the big day.
Photo: Apple Nieuws Vlaanderen

Good news Belgian Apple fans! The country’s first brick-and-mortar Apple Store will open later this month on Saturday, September 19.

For those keeping track at home, that’s right around the time the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will arrive in stores — perhaps increasing the chance that the opening will be attended by a big-name Apple employee or two.

Belgian Judge Almost Blocked Apple’s Website Over Misleading Warranty Options



An investigative magistrate in Belgium reportedly considered forcing Internet service providers to block Apple’s website, after claims that the company is misleading customers over warranty options.

Apple has been involved with a long-running dispute with the European legal system over its one-year limited warranty, which it offers as standard to consumers around the world — but which is in conflict with European regulations that allows buyers a minimum of two years’ free protection.

Apple Starts Work On First Belgian Retail Store In Ghent


The Veldstraat in Ghent, the location of Apple's first Belgian retail store.
The Veldstraat in Ghent, the location of Apple's first Belgian retail store.

Apple has reportedly started work on its first retail store in Belgium, which will be located in the city of Ghent in the Veldstraat shopping center. The store is expected to open in late 2012 — in time for the holiday season — or in early 2013.

The iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In 22 More Countries Today



Although we Yanks and select Euros already have iPhone 4Ses in our pockets, the iPhone 4S launch is hardly over. Far from it.

Today, Apple started selling the iPhone 4S in twenty-two other countries. Those countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Any Liechtensteiners care to report on how the lines are looking over there?