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Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPad and iPhone news and advice in Dublin, Ireland


John Browett appointed Apple Senior VP of Retail

Apple have announced that it has appointed John Browett as its Senior Vice-President of Retail, replacing Ron Johnson. Johnson had held for post of over ten years, before stepping down and taking up a new role as CEO of JC Penney last November.

Browett was head of and his most recent post was as CEO of Dixons, the European electrical retailer. Indeed, Browett seems happy to step down as the head of Dixons to become a VP at Apple, and report to Tim Cook. Such is the size and status of Apple.


Here is hoping that Browett has the skills and has the feel for the Apple brand. Our instinct tells us to beware of any executive who has worked at Dixons, a company which also owns PC World. Our experience of PC World and their handling of Apple products is abysmal. Browett will have to move from a nuts and bolts tech retail store, with some of the poorest retail experiences for customers, through to one of the biggest brands and best customer experiences in retail..

iPad arrives in Ireland on July 23rd

The wait for the iPad to arrive in Ireland is almost over. Apple today announced that it will go on sale here this Friday, July 23rd.

Here are the prices and specs:


Find your Apple on Campus store

If you teach or are studying in an education institution, make sure you use your campus store if you choose to buy an Apple product. Apple have a dedicated webpage dealing with the AOC stores. Click here.

Apple on Campus stores

Apple lists the Apple on Campus stores for Ireland, including those for UCC, DIT, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art , TCD and UCD. These stores allow studens and staff to buy Apple equuipment at reduced prices, normally a few percent lower than the normal education store.

The site also includes information on Apple products and how they can be used in education, for both teaching and studying.


New Apple Premium Reseller for Cork

CompuB, the long standing Apple supplier in Limerick, have recently opened a store in Cork. It is based in the new Opera Lane area, off St. Patrick's Street and at the heart of the city. The store is an Apple Premium Reseller and stocks a wide range of iPods, Macs and accessories.

The new store is at 17 Opera Lane, Patrick Street, Cork. Tel 021 6011301. Opening hours can be found here.