Apple stores

Apple to Open Its
First Store in Alaska

It's a sign of just how far and wide demand for Apple products has grown: the consumer-electronics store is about to open a store in Anchorage, Alaska. The new retail outlet, along with another one in Murray, Utah, brings the total number of U.S. Apple stores to 240.

Apple Pumps Up Headcount in Retail Division

Apple jacked up the number of full-time employees working in its retail division by 61% to 26,500 in its fiscal year that just closed. The move came as Apple rolled out its new addition to the i-line -- the iPad -- and retooled its iPhone with video chat, which helped to drive sales in the stores.