NYC Stories August 15, 2016

The World Trade Center Apple Store opens tomorrow at noon in Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus terminal.  But some are getting a sneak peak at the store this evening according to a couple of our tipsters who work in the area.

We first saw building permits 6 months ago on the site which was conceived 2 years ago.  The Oculus store was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson which also was the design architect for close to 60 Apple Stores worldwide and the six other Apple Stores in Manhattan including SoHo (the first high profile store), Fourteenth Street (Meatpacking District), (iconic cube entrance) Fifth Avenue, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Williamsburg (Brooklyn).

Many more close up images from passersby follow:

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NYC Stories September 23, 2015

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has tweeted that iPhone 6s preorders are more than 30% higher than those of the iPhone 6 last year. While there have been a number of clues that the iPhone 6s launch was going to be big, this is the first sign of any hard data.

Apple said a week ago that it was ‘on pace’ to beat last year’s opening weekend record of 10M sales, Phil Schiller later adding that customer response had been “incredibly positive.” We’ve also seen that the first batch of both 6s and 6s Plus are sold out worldwide for delivery by Friday …  expand full story

NYC Stories December 30, 2014

The Big Apple is considering letting drivers pay for their parking tickets using their big Apple phones, MarketWatch reports. New York City is said to be looking to update its old system with something a little more user-friendly, and is currently considering several options, including Apple Pay.

The main idea for the new system is a mobile app that would allow users to scan in a parking ticket, either by barcode or some other means, then pay the fine instantly using Apple Pay or another payment system, such as PayPal, or possibly even Bitcoin.

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NYC Stories October 28, 2012

East Coast Apple Stores prepare for Hurricane Sandy, cover devices in plastic

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall tomorrow, several Apple Stores along the East Coast have begun to prepare for the storm. Jonathan Wald tweeted several pictures showing how the iconic 5th Avenue Store in New York is preparing. The storefront is being blocked off with sandbags, and MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, and iPads are being covered in plastic bags to prevent water damage.

An Apple Store in Philadelphia also prepared this morning with sandbags:

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