Apple to cut products from retail stores and expand personalized setup

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Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.



The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.







    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    [QUOTE=AppleInsider;1823882]Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near fut
  • Reply 2 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823884]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near fut



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 3 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823887]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 4 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823888]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself petitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 5 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823889]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 6 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823891]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 7 of 75
    Just another example of Apple taking the lead in retail sales of tech.



    Good for them!
  • Reply 8 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823892]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the numbe
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in the store, such peripherals will still be available for sale if a customer requests them.



    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



    r of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Unlike the hardware, which will still be available for sale, the games will not be available for purchase in Apple stores, as such software is said to not be strong sellers. Customers will reportedly be advised that they can download titles for Mac OS X from the Mac App Store.



    In order to expand its personalized setup program, Dalrymple said that new employees are being hired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







    Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't delayed



    Samsung has said that it will not delay its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to Yonhap News Agency. The company made a statement in response to comments from a company executive, who said that the company was looking to improve "inadequate" parts of its forthcoming 10.1-inch tablet after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 last week.



    Specifically, Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile division, said that it was the thinness of the new iPad that surprised the company the most. Apple's iPad 2 has a thickness of 8.8mm, or just 0.35 inches, which is a third smaller than the first-generation device.





    The personal setup service is said to be viewed as an opportunity for Apple to differentiate itself from competitors. With the service, customers are guided through setting up their Mac, signing up for an iTunes account, and given a quick walkthrough of the Mac experience.



    In February, it was said that the initial success of the Mac App Store has sped up Apple's plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company allegedly plans to rely solely on digital distribution of software, and in the process will clear out space in its retail stores.



    The company has also halted retail boxed sales of one of its own major digital products, MobileMe, late last month. The cloud-based syncing service, which costs $99 a year, is rumored to receive a significant makeover in the near future.



  • Reply 9 of 75
    [QUOTE=AppleAddict2011;1823894][QUOTE=AppleInsider;1823882]Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.



    Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported Monday that Apple plans to cut some products from its stores, including printers, scanners and potentially hard drives. Though they will not be displayed in thired in some locations. In other stores, the employee that sells a product will be the one to do the setup.vealed that it will continue to honor unlimited month-to-month 3G data plans for grandfathered customers when the iPad 2 launches on Friday. Also, Samsung has said it will not delay its Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite comments that the company would revise its design after seeing the iPad 2.



    AT&T data plans



    AT&T has confirmed that grandfathered unlimited data plans will continue to be offered on the iPad 2. AT&T began offering iPad customers contract-free unlimited data plans for $30 per month when the device launched last year.



    New customers can no longer buy an unlimited plan, as AT&T began capping plans at 2GB of data last June. New iPad customers can get 2GB for $25 per month, or 200MB for $15 per month.



    The iPad 2 launched this Friday at 5 p.m., and will be available at both AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Apple retail locations and others. AT&T's chief competitor, Verizon, offers monthly iPad data plans of $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.



    AT&T last week added a postpaid data option for iPad users last week. This Friday also marks the release of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 4, which will enable the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers, allowing tethering of a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi for an additional $20 per month.







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  • Reply 10 of 75
    davebarnesdavebarnes Posts: 272member
    Who actually buys printers and hard drives at/in/from the Apple Store?

    All software should move to the download model. (Well, maybe not Adobe as way too often you need the damn discs for CS).
  • Reply 11 of 75
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post


    Who actually buys printers and hard drives at/in/from the Apple Store?

    All software should move to the download model. (Well, maybe not Adobe as way too often you need the damn discs for CS).



    Not everyone is connected to the internet though
  • Reply 12 of 75
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,281member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post


    Who actually buys printers and hard drives at/in/from the Apple Store?

    All software should move to the download model. (Well, maybe not Adobe as way too often you need the damn discs for CS).



    First time consumers, and casual users who don't follow technological trends.
  • Reply 13 of 75
    wigginwiggin Posts: 2,265member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    Just another example of Apple taking the lead in retail sales of tech.



    Good for them!



    But aren't Mac supposed to be easy to set up? Here's the real reason...



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    signing up for an iTunes account



    Steve did a lot of bragging during the recent iPad event about how Apple has "over 200 million accounts with credit cards." So they eliminate some of the software they sell in the store, and if someone wants it they'll get them set up on iTunes, make sure they enter their credit card information, and show them how wonderful it is to buy apps from the Mac App Store. I'm sure some bean-counter at Apple has already projected how much more Mac App Store sales they can get if they could just get people hooked on the Apple kool-aid before they leave the store.



    Not that it's necessarly a bad thing. But don't think this is much more than a way to get more people buying apps from the Mac App Store where Apple probably earns a much higher profit than selling boxed software in their retail stores.



    Edit: Not to mention that it will encourage developers to get their software into the App Store if Apple stops selling the boxed versions.
  • Reply 14 of 75
    dagamer34dagamer34 Posts: 494member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post


    Who actually buys printers and hard drives at/in/from the Apple Store?

    All software should move to the download model. (Well, maybe not Adobe as way too often you need the damn discs for CS).



    Apple sells printers at their store because of rebate offers. Software on the other hand doesn't really need shelf space, just a dedicated Mac with a specific app that shows what the store has in stock.
  • Reply 15 of 75
    caliminiuscaliminius Posts: 944member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple is also said to drastically cut the number of games it sells in stores. Sources reportedly said that the company will get rid of 32 game titles from its retail locations, leaving each store with only about 8 games on display.



    Where was there an Apple Store with 40 games available? Certainly not any around me. After purchasing my iMac a few years ago, I walked into an Apple Store looking to check out the games selection. If there was even 20 there I would be surprised. And the vast majority were The Sims and its myriad expansion packs. The selection was pathetic. Not that the selection of software in general was all that great either.
  • Reply 16 of 75
    reganregan Posts: 474member
    Apple is preparing for the future. It is strongly believed that next January Apple will release the radically redesigned MacBook pros WITHOUT an optical drive. The writing is on the wall, software on CDs will become a thing of the past, and Apple will lead the way.



    As far as getting rid of some of the 3rd party hardware, I can understand that too. Even tho I did buy a canon printer from pen of their stores once, they do take up alot of room. I can see why Apple wants to keep the focus on their products. But still, I know alot of people that when they buy their iMac or MacBook at an apple store, they also pick up a printer or other peripherals.



    Personally when I buy a new iMac or MacBook, I buy it at the online apple store because I always chose the BTO option since they don't offer the upgrades from the base models at the stores.



    Plus those who do buy a new iMac or MacBook in one of the Apple retail stores, can always buy peripherals like a printer at the point of sale, and just have that shipped to them.
  • Reply 17 of 75
    irontedironted Posts: 129member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Not everyone is connected to the internet though



    Cnosumers are guided through the purchasing process using the internet connection at the Apple Stores. That means all related hardware like printers and software like MobileMe.
  • Reply 18 of 75
    mrstepmrstep Posts: 446member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wiggin View Post


    ...I'm sure some bean-counter at Apple has already projected how much more Mac App Store sales they can get if they could just get people hooked on the Apple kool-aid before they leave the store. ...



    I think it has more to do with using that retail space for things that generate more revenue. I can't imagine that most people buying Macs / iPods / iPhones aren't some of the 200 million with iTunes accounts. But then - I could just lack imagination.
  • Reply 19 of 75
    peter236peter236 Posts: 254member
    Apple should design and sell its own printers.
  • Reply 20 of 75
    ipedroipedro Posts: 63member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Not everyone is connected to the internet though



    That's like saying: "Not everyone has electricity in their home". Computers are now internet devices. People need to keep up with basic requirements or risk being left behind.



    Since the rise in availability of broadband internet, I've wondered why software continued to be distributed on discs. This is Apple once again being ahead of the curve.
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