Tag: Apple Store

Back in laptop city

Having dropped my beloved MacBook off at Apple's Regent Street store last week, I was resigned to the fact that it would be a week before I had it back in my hot little hands. Well, colour me impressed when the store called me today - two full days ahead of schedule - to let ...

Technology: it’s not foolproof

Massive amounts of patience and deep breaths will be required as I bring my borked MacBook in to an Apple Store for a fix.

Done and done. New iPhone ordered.

Despite my worries, this morning's launch of the new iPhones wasn't too much of a stressful experience. Not what I was saying to myself at 0759 this morning, though... I'd already made up my mind on the model, colour and capacity of the phone I was after, (iPhone XS Max, 256GB, Space Grey), so my ...

Trying out the new Apple AirPods

We've been waiting on the arrival of a pair of Apple AirPods in this household for several weeks. To cut a long story short, they were a much-delayed Christmas present for @FrankDJS and proved very elusive online and in-store. While I was passing the Regent Street Apple Store yesterday afternoon, I popped in on a ...

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iPhone 7 Plus: ordered.

Now the wait begins. I ordered a couple of phones for @FrankDJS and I as soon as the online Apple Store opened this morning. Sat in bed, refreshing the iPhone app until the store opened, I used an old trick to guarantee we'd get what we want. Last night, I selected each of our chosen phones ...

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Inevitable iPhone 6s Plus flip-flop

Pre-orders for the new iPhones went live at 8am London time this morning. I happened to be awake and was listening to a podcast and wandering through the bottomless pit of snark that is Twitter when I saw a couple of tweets mentioning the Apple Store. I suddenly remember that iPhone pre-orders were live this ...

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Back in the saddle again…

It’s official The experiment is over. I’ve officially handed in my Android club membership card and come crawling back to Apple like the boyfriend who has come to his senses after a crazy fling. Kind of. A quick update: After getting about three hours sleep on Thursday night/Friday morning, I was less than my bright, Wildean self ...

My Apple Life

  It’s the 30th anniversary of the Mac and, on reflection, I’ve been an Apple user for many of this years. Starting in primary school, we had some introductory computer classes using what would have been Macintosh LC models. I was amazed at the colour screen - comparing all computers to the massive clunky objects I encountered ...

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Improving the Apple Store experience

Came across a great article in Macworld this morning, pointing out the downside of Apple's wildly successful retail stores. My first visit to an Apple Store was revelatory. Not only were all of Apple’s products available for purchase, along with lots of Mac software and accesories, but all the machines were actually in working order ...