On April 10, Apple will open three dedicated stores-within-stores to sell its premium smartwatch.
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The stores, which will be situated in London’s Selfridges, Galaries Lafayette in Paris and Isetan in Tokyo, will be spaces where customers will get the opportunity to get up close with the devices, trying them on and even placing orders ahead of their official launch date.
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All three different versions of the Apple Watch will officially go on sale on April 24 in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.
Marc by Marc Jacobs and Incase have released a new collection of cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, available exclusively at the Apple Store.
Featuring signature Marc by Marc Jacobs prints, the new range of cases features four designs in a range of colorways; each case cost $39.95
A second Apple Store opened on July 3rd, two steps from OpÃ©ra, 18 months after the brandâ€™s first Paris store opened in the Carroussel du Louvre in Nov 2009.
Named as Apple Opera Store, the design is a radical departure from the usual Apple Stores that you might have seen around the world.
The location has been under construction for well over a year, due to the need to preserve and restore historic architecture, such as wooden doors, arched windows and wrought-iron balcony railings on the exterior.
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce said its first app for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available at the App Store.
Exclusive to Rolls-Royceâ€™s latest model â€“ the Ghost â€“ this application allows consumers to design and configure it to their exact specifications.
The Ghost app allows you to choose from the thousands of design combinations available at Rolls-Royce dealerships.
Apple announced that it had sold more than one million iPads on May 3, just 28 days after the connected tablet device was introduced in the US.
“One million iPads in 28 days–that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
“Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
More than 5,000 iPad native apps have appeared in the App Store since the device was announced.
Only days from the release of Apple’s much-hyped iPad, a second automaker has announced that it plans to develop a publishing presence on the device.
US car brand Cadillac, a division of GM, has announced a partnership with design website Cool Hunting to develop an app for the iPad, which goes on sale in the US on April 3.
The new app will feature content from the influential Cool Hunting blog, described as a “daily look at ideas and products on the intersection of art, design, culture and technology.”
Cadillac appears to have found a way around its partner’s claim that “Money can buy you a lot of things, but it can’t buy you coverage on Cool Hunting.”
Featuring a bold geometric pattern inspired by the Louvre Pyramid, this collection from Incase was designed and created for the November 2009 opening of the Apple Store, Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France.
Gucci has launched an iPhone and iPod Touch applications. They are now available at the application store for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The release coincides with the Gucci Icon-Temporary project, a traveling sneaker store which opens on October 24 at 43 Crosby Street in New York City.
It is also the only place you’ll be able to land a pair of limited edition sneakers designed with DJ, musician and producer Mark Ronson.
Upset that the Apple iPhone is no longer exclusive enough? Then, App Store has the perfect downloadable application for you, called I Am Rich.
The program displays a red gem, has no function but to display your wealth to others through ownership, and costs $1000.
The description in iTunes reads â€œThe red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. Itâ€™s a work of art with no hidden function at allâ€¦â€
As kottke said, â€œFor some, the iPhone is already an obvious display of wealth and I Am Rich is commenting on that. Plus, buying more than you need as an indication of wealth is practically an American core value for a growing segment of the population.â€
Unfortunately you wont be able to download it anymore. It has since been removed from the Apple Store for no reason… Though, the â€œI am Richâ€ application is one of those reasons why you have to make sure your iTunes asks for you permission to buy apps before purchasing !