For Apple, debut weekends of new products are kind of like movie premiere weekends – a strong start sets the tone for future sales. There's a lot of buzz, hype, marketing and media coverage. But Richfield-based Best Buy, which is one of the largest sellers of iPhones, misses out because Apple only debuts its products at its own retail stores, the Star Tribune's Thomas Lee says.
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$1.45M payout for correctional officers prevented from guarding Derek Chauvin
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Local Apple fans form long lines to buy iPhone 5
iPhone aficionados lined up Thursday to bunk down for a chilly overnight in Minneapolis so they could secure a spot in line for a chance to buy the new phone from Apple. The latest version of the smartphone is being sold for the first time in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany on Friday.
Apple officially reveals taller, faster iPhone 5
After months of rumors, Apple debuted the company's newest smartphone in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. As many expected, the iPhone 5 features a taller screen, improved processor and supports 4G LTE connectivity. It is also purportedly the world's thinnest smartphone and weighs 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.
Working off rumors, St. Paul company mocked up iPhone 5 accessory
J.W. Hulme, the St. Paul maker of fine leather goods, wanted to make a case for the new iPhone 5, but notoriously secretive Apple doesn't release info before its much-anticipated product unveilings. So staffers scoured the Internet for rumors to create prototypes of a new case by the time Apple actually announced the product on Wednesday, the Pioneer Press reports.
Best Buy buying out Carphone for complete control of Best Buy Mobile
Richfield-based Best Buy will spend about $1.6 billion to take complete control of Best Buy Mobile. Bloomberg reports Best Buy will announce the deal to buy Carphone Warehouse Group's 50 percent share on Monday.
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