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Foxconn to invest $40M in Pennsylvania connected to new factory

11/22, 12:57pm

$10 million of sum going toward research at Carnegie Mellon

Apple's main supplier, Foxconn, is planning to spend $40 million in Pennsylvania connected to a new factory, says Bloomberg. $30 million of that is going toward the factory itself, which will be based in Harrisburg and produce telecommunications equipment and Internet servers. The remaining $10 million will go toward research and development at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

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Briefly: AT&T expands LTE coverage; Xbox Music free via Live Gold

11/06, 12:59pm

AT&T deploys LTE network in 13 more cities

AT&T has continued its ongoing LTE deployment, bringing the 4G service to 14 new markets across the US. The expansion includes Fairbanks Metropolitan Area, Arkansas; Galesburg, Macomb and Peoria, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Maysville and Madisonville, Kentucky; Cumberland, Maryland; St. Cloud, Minnesota; St. Joseph, Missouri; Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Big Spring, Texas and Winchester, Virginia.

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New AppleCare repair warehouse opens in Pennsylvania

10/29, 3:59pm

Facility hands repairs, shipments

Apple has opened a second US AppleCare warehouse, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Documents show that the main complex measures just under 200,000 square feet; another 2,500 square feet is available for any office needs Apple might have. The facility will reportedly handle AppleCare repairs and replacements, including the process of shipping units to Genius Bars and individuals.

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Sprint adds 28 more markets to LTE coverage

01/17, 1:08pm

Expansion mostly limited to minor towns

Sprint has expanded its LTE 4G coverage to 28 more towns in the US, according an announcement. The new locations are spread out across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Minnesota, Washington, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and Massachusetts. Most of them are relatively minor; some notable names include Branson, Missouri, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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Door at Lehigh Valley Apple Store shatters for ninth time

12/30, 4:30pm

Clerks continue working in frigid conditions

The glass door to the Lehigh Valley Apple Store in Whitehall, Pennsylvania shattered for the ninth time this year last Wednesday, a report says. The incident is attributed to sub-freezing temperatures and the wind, which started at about 8mph at sunrise but gusted up to 37mph by 1PM. As a store visitor opened the door, the wind caught it and threw it fully open, causing it to break into a "million tiny pieces," according to one person in the vicinity.

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Verizon to get at least 11 new 4G cities on August 18

07/26, 2:50pm

Total 4G cities to total 116 after additions

Verizon is reportedly preparing to launch its 4G network in at least 11 new cities by August 18, continuing the company's trend of monthly LTE rollouts across the country. New cities are expected to include Council Bluffs, Iowa; Ithaca, Syracuse and Albany, New York; Fort Collins, Colorado; Provo/Orem, Utah; Salinas/Monterey and Bakersfield, California; Omaha, Nebraska; and Altoona and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Expansion of 4G coverage is also expected in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Rockland County, New York.

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Feds indict 27 in fraud ring targeting Apple Stores

02/04, 10:50am

Apple gear bought using stolen credit info

The US government has indicted 27 people suspected of belonging to a fraud ring targeting Apple Stores, reports say. The group is accused of making fake credit cards using stolen data bought from the Internet, and in turn fraudulently buying $1 million or more in goods from Apple Stores in 13 states. Products like Macs and gift cards were fenced to bring in cash.

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Pittsburgh Shadyside Apple Store robbed

11/22, 8:35pm

Possibly connected to earlier T-Mobile robbery

Thieves smashed a plate-glass door at the Apple Store on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania early this morning, making off with over $10,000 worth of merchandise, police say. The robbery occurred just before 4:30am and may be connected to an earlier burglary at a downtown T-Mobile store that also involved smashing a glass storefront at about 1:40am. Police say surveillance video at both locations should reveal if the crimes are connected.

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Apple to open Nice, Pittsburgh stores on Saturday

08/24, 11:30am

Nice store just fourth in France

Apple is planning to open two new retail stores on Saturday, August 28th. The first is based in Nice, France, specifically at the Cap 3000 commercial center on Avenue Eugène Donadeï. Operating hours are scheduled for 10AM to 9PM every day, except for Sundays, when the shop will be completely closed. Despite the country's population, the outlet is just the fourth Apple Store to open in France; two of the existing ones are located in Paris.

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Downtown Philadelphia Apple store to open on Friday

07/27, 10:05am

Store long under construction

The first Apple Store to be located in downtown Philadelphia will finally open this Friday, July 30th, according to an announcement. The shop is located at 1607 Walnut Street, between 16th Street and 17th Street. Grand opening is set at the late hour of 5PM, particularly unusual as the store will close again just three hours later.

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Downtown Philadelphia store finally enters construction

04/06, 11:15am

Unusual demands could take months more to solve

Full construction is at last underway for the Walnut Street Apple Store in downtown Philadelphia, a report notes. Despite the size of the city, residents have so far had to drive as far away as Ardmore or Cherry Hill to shop at a first-party store, which can be particularly important during major product launches. The Walnut Street outlet should address that problem, but until now development has been hampered by the need to carefully remove asbestos from a building dating back to the 1900s.

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Philadelphia set to gain first Apple Store

11/03, 12:00pm

Few obstacles remain before construction

Apple is on the verge of building the first Apple Store within Philadelphia proper, writes Metro. The newspaper notes that design plans for the outlet are today scheduled to be reviewed by the city Art Commission, but most likely to be approved. The planned location is in an existing structure at 1607 Walnut Street, in a district suffering from slumping retail sales.

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Apple setting sights on first Philadelphia store?

01/16, 10:40am

Philadelphia Apple Store

Apple has decided on a location for its first Apple Store in Philadelphia, a claims a MacNN source connected to the planning of the project. The company has allegedly signed a lease to take over the location of the former Brasserie Perrier restaurant, situated at 1619 Walnut Street. The surrounding portion of Walnut is said to be a high-end shopping and eating district, ideally suited to Apple's strict aesthetics.

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Apple set to open four new US stores on Sept. 20th

09/16, 9:50am

New stores for Sept. 20th

Apple has scheduled four new store openings for this weekend, all on September 20th, and exclusively within the United States. The first of these is the rumored location for San Mateo, California, which will open inside the Hillsdale Mall. Also opening for California is the North County store in Escondido, situated at272 East Via Rancho Parkway. Both shops should launch at 10AM local time.

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