Apple Retail Stores are going to start training America's next generation of coders by offering a one hour course to get them started. On Monday, Apple announced it will be offering an "Hour of Code" development class this Wednesday to introduce some students to programming. The free workshops will be held at all of the company's retail stores during the 5:00-6:00 PM hour. Students cannot just walk in and take the workshop like some of the other workshops that Apple offers, but must make reservations prior to Wednesday.
Apple Retail Stores
Apple’s iPhone sales climbed during Q3 2013, which is great news for Apple because it is selling more iPhones, right? Not quite. Apple’s retail stores haven’t been selling as many iPhones as a customer would imagine if taking a stroll through one of the many brightly lit, insanely polished Apple Stores.
As we learn more about Apple's Q1 in 2013, we've found out some interesting facts about Apple's retail stores.
The company says that it has opened 401 stores total, with four new ones in China alone. The average revenue per store is $1.25 million per week, compared to $1.22 million last year.
It's no secret that Apple has unlocked something very special in its retail stores. They're all arranged basically the same way, and the experience is something similar to walking into a Starbucks.
Apple is reportedly in the process of phasing out boxed software in its Apple Retail Stores, thanks to its success in selling software digitally through the iTunes and Mac App Stores.
Microsoft has signed its first two leases for its new retail stores opening in the fall.Microsoft has signed its first two leases for its new retail stores opening in the fall.