Apple fans may have been disappointed last year, since the company did not run its annual Black Friday event. Now it appears Apple is poised to offer special 2016 holiday discounts on its products for one day only. With the tag line "Friday can't come soon enough," Apple features an Apple Watch showing November 25 on its storefront.
Looking to purchase an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in-store? Instead of just heading down to the local Apple Store or calling the closest carrier location, current inventory can easily be checked online. In fact, Apple makes it possible to reserve an iPhone before taking the trip to a brick and mortar Apple Store for pickup. The iPhone 7 Plus has been in short supply, along with Jet Black models and the iPhone 7 with 128 GB of storage. So what's the best way to find out if the iPhone you want is in stock?
Making the decision of what phone you want to be stuck with for the next year or two can be daunting. For loyal Apple users, even the task of choosing a new iPhone has become more difficult because of Apple's new trend of offering different models. Currently, Apple offers the most recent iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the previous year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPhone 5s for those who refuse to let go of the smaller form factor.
Since last October, getting the designer Apple Watch from Hermès required a visit to the store. Not just any store either, as the exclusive Hermès collection was only carried at a limited number of locations. This has all changed, with the collection now available on the Apple Store online and at Hermes.com. These unique versions of the Apple Watch are the result of a partnership between Apple and the Paris-based luxury goods manufacturer.
Large swings in the value of Russian currency have prompted Apple to stop sales on its online store in the country. An Apple spokesman told Bloomberg the company was going to "review pricing" after the ruble plummeted almost 20 percent yesterday.
While there are still no retail stores in the country, the Russian Apple Online Store has been in business since June 2013. The suspension of sales is not the first time Apple has taken currency-related action. In November Apple increased iPhone prices in Russia after monitoring changes in the ruble.