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Apple outlines Force Friday II in-store events

How To: Build Your Own Star Wars Trailer

This Friday, September 1st, Disney kicks off its Force Friday II promotion in over 20,000 retail locations across 30 different countries. Apple retail locations will be participating in the event, and has invited customers to participate in free Star Wars workshops over the weekend.

The workshops include:

How To: Build Your Own Star Wars Trailer

Retina iPad mini Pops Up at Some Apple Retail Locations

Several outlets are reporting that the iPad mini with Retina display is available for walk-in purchases at a few Apple retail locations. Up until now, the second-generation tablet was only available through, with the option to have it shipped to the nearest Apple store for in-store pickup.

iPad mini with Retina Display

Apple has since removed any mention of Personal Pickup from its iPad page, and the new device has been spotted for sale at a number of New York City stores. However, supply is still very limited, and you should order now if you plan to receive an iPad mini before the holidays... Especially if want a cellular model.

Apple Stores to Open Early for iPad 3?

According to an advertisement sent to 9to5Mac Apple stores will be opening at 8am on Friday, March 16th for the launch of the third generation iPad. My local Apple store says they will be opening normal hours (10am), but told me to keep checking the Apple website in case anything changes.

iPad 3 Release Date

Demand for the new iPad has pushed online delivery estimates to "two - three weeks." This means if you want an iPad 3 on March 16th you will have to wait in line at your local Apple store. The 9to5Mac tipster said Apple employees will be pulling an overnighter in anticipation of the big event.

iPad 2 Display Dock Brings the Apple Store Look Home

For those who have an iPad 2 and enjoy the look of Apple Store docks for their devices, the iPad 2 Display Dock provides a solution. Apple recently unveiled acrylic displays in every retail store anchoring iPads to sales displays so that customers could get information interactively.

iPad dock acrylic

This version from NewPCGadgets not only holds your iPad 2 and provides a slot for the charging cable, it can also provide storage space for two iPhones or iPod touch devices. This accessory is made from high-quality clear acrylic that is custom milled and hand polished for that sleek Apple look.

Apple Stores Now Accepting Cash for iPads

Apple has reversed course on its payment rules for iPad purchases. Before today, customers were required to buy iPads with credit or bank debit cards. Modeled after the long-standing policy in place for iPhones, Apple Stores refused to accept cash from iPad buyers.

Apple iPad Bling Gold Diamond

After a woman in the San Francisco area made the local news over the issue, Apple Senior Vice President Ron Johnson announced that cash would be accepted, effective immediately. Strangely, the reason given for the no-cash policy involved making sure the iPads were fairly distributed when demand was high.

Apple Sets a Lifetime Limit on iPad Purchases

Most people are aware that Apple limits iPad purchases to two (2) units per customer. What you might not realize is that Apple Stores have a lifetime limit on iPad purchases, as one consumer found out the hard way.

Apple Store iPad Lifetime Limit

A medical student reported on his blog titled Protocol Snow that he purchased iPads for some fellow members of the NeoGAF gaming forum living overseas. His local Apple Store had plenty of units in stock, and he went there on several different occasions to pick up two iPads at a time.

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