Apple Stores: Latest news

Apple Stores will celebrate Black History Month with over 40 inspirational sessions

Starting February 1, select Apple Stores across the US will celebrate Black History Month with a special lineup of more than 40  at Apple sessions.

This year’s lineup highlights creators shaping new cultural narratives through visual arts, photography, poetry, dance, film, and other mediums.

Today at Apple gives rising artists a platform for their creativity all year long, but Black History Month offers even more opportunities for inspiration.

Seven flagship stores in major cities will offer events through February 29.

Notable sessions this year include events with National Black Theatre, musician Rapsody, and the Negro National League Centennial.

The month kicks off with visual artist and print designer Ebony Bolt sharing her creative journey at Apple Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Ebony designed the cover art for the Black History Month session collection (also pictured above), and will show how to make one of her design templates on iPad with Apple Pencil.

On February 20 at Apple Union Square in San Francisco, muralist and illustrator Joonbug will demonstrate illustration with artist So-So Topic.

Attendees can create their own images in Procreate on iPad.

Rounding out the month on February 25 is a discussion on the art of the memoir and tips for creating a structure from rapper and librarian Roy Kinsey.

At Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago, attendees will use the Notes app and Voice Memos to write and record ideas in the moment.

Additional promising sessions for photographers and videographers include:

Find links to the Today at Apple Black History Month collection for each participating store below.

All sessions are free to attend. You can also sign up by using the Apple Store app for iOS.

Sessions now include an Apple Wallet pass for easy check-in when you arrive at the store.

Apple stores locations

  • Apple Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
  • Apple Fifth Avenue (New York City)
  • Apple Carnegie Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Apple Aventura (Miami)
  • Apple Michigan Avenue (Chicago)
  • Apple Union Square (San Francisco)
  • Apple Third Street Promenade (Santa Monica)

If you attend a great Today at Apple session, we’d love to see and share your photos.

Read also : Apple Store displays redesigned with greater Apple Arcade focus

Apple Arcade is leveling up in Apple Stores across the world with eye-catching new displays and a sharper focus on accessories to enhance the gaming experience.

The new merchandising designs began appearing today at Apple’s latest stores in countries where Apple Arcade is available.

Apple Stores have featured a kids and gaming Avenue for several years, long before Apple Arcade was announced.

The display began as a place to highlight gaming accessories for iPad and Apple TV and evolved into a hub for learning and coding accessories and iOS-connected toys.

Now, Apple Arcade has earned a proper home among Apple’s interactive displays.

Pictured at Apple Fifth Avenue in New York City, a vibrant Apple Arcade logo built out of artwork from popular games on the service spans a black backdrop.

iPad Pro demo devices together spotlight looping game trailers.

The previous Avenue design used a textured white panel resembling a Sphero Robot maze. In September, the displays were retrofit with small Apple Arcade decals.

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Below, Apple has reshuffled its offering of third-party accessories. The majority of toys and kits on display have been eschewed in favor of larger quantities of gaming controllers and Beats Solo Pro headphones.

Apple began selling Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Controller last October and added Sony’s DualShock 4 slightly later.

At Apple Fifth Avenue, which offers more shelving than standard Apple Stores, a small selection of Apple TV accessories is also present.

Apple Arcade visibility in retail has grown on Macs as well.

In December, Apple added a custom folder to the docks of its display Macs with an Apple Arcade icon and a grouping of recommended titles.

Third-party accessory selection and featured game titles rotate quite frequently, so expect to see the Apple Arcade Avenue continue to evolve.

Today’s store updates also included new graphic panels featuring macro photography of hero products, and new Pacific blue shirts for all retail employees.

Source: 9to5mac

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