Mattel’s New Hot Wheels Smart Track Kit in Apple Stores

· Andrew Orr · Link

Mattel’s new Hot Wheels Smart Track Kit is available exclusively in Apple Stores. Vehicles cost US$6.99, the Race Portal is US$39.99, and the Smart Track Kit is US$179.99.

With the Hot Wheels Smart Track Kit, Hot Wheels id vehicles can be raced on a track that incorporates digital tracking elements through an app on the iPhone or iPad. The system allows users to keep track of speed, count laps, build a digital garage, and more, providing a mix of physical and digital play.

Second Taipei Apple Store Being Built

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple Store Taipei

The second Apple Store in Taiwan is on its way – Apple branded barriers appeared at the Xinyi 13 mall in Taipei this week.

Apple Store Champs-Élysées Will Open on Sunday

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple Store Champs Elysees

Apple describes the new store as being in “Haussmann-era apartment building” and says that the inner courtyard will contain its “grandest” forum yet for hosting free Today at Apple events.

Apple Holiday Returns and Refunds Now in Effect

· Andrew Orr · News

Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 14, 2018 and December 25, 2018, may be returned through January 8, 2019.

Apple Hosting The Big Draw Festival Events at Flagship Stores

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple is hosting Today at Apple sessions throughout October with professional illustrators to highlight The Big Draw. The international event runs through October 31st to get more people interested in all forms of drawing. Apple’s sessions are happening at its flagship stores in Chicago, London, Milan, New York City, and Singapore. You can sign up for the free classes at Apple’s website.

Japan Apple Store in Kyoto Opening on August 25

· Andrew Orr · News

On August 25 Apple is opening an Apple Store in Kyoto, Japan. It will be the company’s 504th location worldwide and its ninth Japan Apple Store.

Apple Opening Milan Piazza Liberty Store July 26th

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Piazza Liberty store in Milan

Apple’s Piazza Liberty store in Milan is opening in Milan this Thursday, July 26th. Apple says the store will be open 24 hours a day and host special events all year.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you’re a kid between 8 and 12 years old, it’s time to sign up for Apple Camp. This year’s programs include Coding with Sphero Robots, Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand, and Telling Stories with Clips. The programs are hosted at local Apple stores and are 90 minutes a day for three days throughout July. The programs are all free and they fill up fast so be sure to sign up right away. You can check out the program descriptions and sign up at the Apple Camp website.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

13-inch MacBook Pro Delivery Date Slips to June 6

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s Mac lineup seems to be shipping as normal leading up to this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, that is except for the 13-inch MacBook Pro which now shows as delivering two days after the 2018 WWDC keynote.

Apple Store Offline Ahead of 'Field Trip' Media Event

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Store offline for

Apple’s online store was replaced with the familiar “We’ll be back” note Tuesday morning. That’s no surprise since Apple is hosting its “Let’s take a field trip” media event today.

Causes of Mac Decay, Apple Store (aka DMV), Jony Hates Forstall Jazz? - Pop.0 Ep.33

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the causes of Mac decay and whether Apple Store is the new DMV. They also discuss an idea that’s been on social media lately, that Johnny was out to get Scott Forstall. They cap the show with a couple of show picks. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)