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Apple stores in Orland Park, Irvine expanding to new locations on August 18th
Apple has announced that its retail stores in Orland Park, Illinois and Irvine, California will relocate to larger and more modern storefronts this upcoming Saturday, August 18th.
Today at the 2018 Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington, Illinois, Apple’s SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts spoke about her leadership journey during an interview with author and coach John Maxwell.
Broadcast to 125,000 individuals both on-site and across host locations, at one of which 9to5Mac attended, the wide-ranging interview shed light on Ahrendts’s leadership strategy, Apple’s goal of enriching lives, and the challenges of building a timeless brand.
Adobe previews new font management experience coming to InDesign and Illustrator
Renovations set to begin September 2nd at Apple’s retail store in Naples, FL
Apple quietly announced this morning that its retail location in Naples, Florida will be closed temporarily for renovations starting September 2nd. The store is located in The Waterside Shops, an open-air shopping mall just under 40 miles south of Fort Myers, FL.
East Bay residents have a new store to explore. This morning at 10:00 A.M. in Walnut Creek, CA, Apple opened their latest retail location to the public. 9to5Mac attended the grand opening to check out the store’s design details and see how the new space will bring the full Today at Apple experience to Walnut Creek.
Update: Apple has shared their own photos in a Newsroom post.
Against a sparkling backdrop of soaring fountain jets, Apple today welcomed the public for the first time to its global flagship retail store and amphitheater in Milan, Italy’s Piazza Liberty. The store is Apple’s 17th in Italy, but one of the first in a series of significant next-generation retail projects around the world.
“We will know we have done really great if it feels like a town square,” explained Apple’s SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts in May 2016. Ahrendts was specifically referring to Apple’s flagship Union Square store in San Francisco, but the goal was part of a broader initiative to reimagine the experience of all Apple retail stores.
Less than a month after relocating an aging store in Seattle’s University Village to a dramatically larger and more modern space nearby, Apple will do the same in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza. According to a banner posted on the company’s retail website, the grand opening of the new Apple Broadway Plaza is set for July 28th at 10:00 A.M. The planned move will come shortly after Apple Piazza Liberty opens in Milan, Italy on July 26th.
In the heart of Milan, Apple is making final preparations to open their 17th store in Italy. The new location will be the first in the country to fully embrace the idea of Apple stores as modern day town squares, an initiative rolled out in conjunction with the company’s new store design.
Adobe partners with Territory Studio to release Terminator 2 UI kit for Adobe XD, reimagine classic sci-fi scenes
To showcase the power of modern prototyping tools and celebrate the advancement of VFX creation in film, Adobe has partnered with design studio Territory to remake two classic movie shots and provide designers with the assets for their own inspiration.
One of the most significant design opportunities in recent history was announced with a simple blog post on Apple’s website. “Let me just say it: We want native third-party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February,” Steve Jobs wrote. On a quiet Thursday morning less than a year later, the App Store opened to iPhone users with a selection of just over 500 apps.
Beginning today, residents of Stockholm, Sweden, will have the opportunity to inspect Apple’s plans for a significant new retail store bordering one of the city’s most popular public parks.