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iPhone users hit with ‘Error 53’ Touch ID glitch

It looks like getting your iPhone 6 fixed by a cheaper, unauthorised technician could cause you some future problems as this week, some iPhone users  have had a frustrating time thanks to a mysterious glitch known as ‘Error 53’. This error is down to Touch ID and is triggered by …

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The Apple Watch is already selling out online

Apple launched its first new product category today, the Apple Watch, and it is already selling out pretty fast with delivery estimates being pushed back as far as six weeks so far for many who are pre-ordering online. However, this might not be entirely down to strong day one sales …

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Apple now accepts old Android devices for trade-in

Apple is now accepting old Android devices in its stores, in exchange for credit towards an iPhone purchase. The new trade-in program starts today, aside from Android devices; Apple also accepts BlackBerry devices and Windows Phones. The trade-in scheme rolls out in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Italy, …

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Apple to use jewellery store security protocols for Apple Watch

Apple will reportedly use similar security protocols to jewellery stores in order to protect the more expensive editions of its upcoming Apple Watch wearable, which will begin shipping in April. These security measures will be in place to protect the Apple Watch ‘Edition’ specifically, which may cost several thousand dollars …

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Apple Store staff arrested in $500k stolen iPhone scheme

Seven Apple Store employees and one Best Buy worker have been arrested in Florida and charged with selling stolen iPhones. The seven Apple staff members worked at a store in Fort Lauderdale and apparently took part in a scam to trade legitimate iPhones for stolen ones. The scheme supposedly generated …

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Apple store prankster talks drivel and takes bribes

Imagine a world where the overly friendly young chaps and chap-esses in an Apple store didn't actually have a clue what they were talking about, regularly make up technology to describe what your looking at and were happy to accept bribes. KitGuru checks out secret cam footage of this alternative reality.

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25 billion downloads reached on Apple Store

Apple just keep breaking records, and over the weekend they announced over 25 billion application downloads from their store. Apple told their customers, via a banner on their site “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple have …

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22 additional fake Apple stores found in China

Regular readers of Kitguru will already be aware of the ‘fake Apple store’ which was found and subsequently closed in Kunming. In an update to the original story, it would appear that authorities in Kunming have identified another 22 unauthorised Apple retailers. Apple will be pleased to hear that authorities …

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China start shutting unauthorised Apple Stores

Chinese authorities have closed two stores in Kunming that were using the Apple logo without authorisation. Kitguru has reported in the last couple of weeks on the exposure of unofficial Apple stores which are selling genuine goods. Apple haven’t been forced to intervene as two stores were ordered to close …

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Unofficial Apple store ‘We don’t sell fakes’

Earlier in the week we reported on a fake Apple store in China which has been the centerpoint of media frenzy in the last couple of days. Leading news organisation Reuters decided to investigate the store and they found that while customers were angry, staff were defiant. After the media …

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Fake Apple store in China continues to confuse

A blogger on BirdAbroad wrote an article about a fake Apple store in Kunming which has since been picked up by many of the major news sites. In surprise relevations, it appears that the four genuine Apple stores in the province are being ‘supplemented’ by a fake store, outside Apple …

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Apple store defaced with Windows logo

A group of German jokers decided to pose as construction workers – targeting the Apple store in Hamburg, Germany that is currently being built. They used a ladder to climb the fascia outside the building and then stuck a huge Windows logo to the side of it. The logo wasn’t …

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Are Apple releasing something new on 19th?

Sources have been speaking to Kitguru last night, indicating that Apple may have plans for the 19th – their 10th anniversary of the retail division. Apple retail staff have had to sign an NDA with Apple and Cell phones have to be locked in the main office. Apple staff have …

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Apple set to streamline store layouts

Inside sources have said that Apple stores will be eliminating some stock soon to make way for more, improved customer support. The sources told KitGuru that Apple Stores may be losing some of the game titles and even some peripherals from the layout soon, their plan is to make the …

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Android is beating Apple Store growth

Apple can do no wrong, but the latest reports in from research company Distimo show that the Android Market had the highest rate of growth, reaching 130,000 applications in the US by the end of 2010. This is a phenomenal growth rate of six times the number of applications available …

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Apple revenues grow 3 times faster than operating expenses

Latest reports show that Apple are leveraging growth with revenues three times higher than their expenses. Goldman Sach’s, the new Apple analyst says that their unique design concepts are helping to feed their growth “Apple’s hardware products often capture the hearts of consumer with their innovative and elegant designs, and …

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Apple stores get robbed in smash and grabs

Apple are at the center of several smash and grab robberies lately. The latest store to get hit was in the Greenwich Conn location. Robbers broke the windows at 3am Tuesday morning and made away with thousands of pounds of merchanise from the store. The store in Greenwich Conn is …

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Apple set to open Shanghai store

Apple are due to open a second store in China tomorrow, this time in the Shanghai financial district. This store is going to display a 40 foot cylindrical glass wall and will be the first store to open since the China store opened in Beijing two years ago. Apple’s senior …

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