Apple retail stores set to introduce home delivery service for customer orders

With EasyPay, Apple retail stores will now offer home delivery for sales made in-store.

| Updated on: Jul 24 2023, 13:22 IST
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1/6 The Apple Vision Pro headset is constructed using lightweight materials and an aluminum frame with polished laminated glass at the front. For controls, there are buttons for capturing video and photos, with the inclusion of a digital crown. (Apple)
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2/6 Apple says that there are 23 million micro-OLED pixels across displays in the Vision Pro, meaning there are more pixels in a postage stamp-sized area than what you can get on a 4K TV! It also houses 5 sensors and 12 cameras.  (Apple)
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3/6 What’s under the hood? Powering all this tech is a fan-cooled computer with an M2 chip and a new R1 chip, running on VisionOS. It has an external battery that lasts up to two hours and can connect via a woven cable that you can easily put in your pockets. (Apple)
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4/6 Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends the digital world with the real world, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. Instead of a physical controller, you control it with your hands, voice, and eyes! The EyeSight feature lets others see your eyes when they are near you. You can also use a digital crown on the side of the headset to determine how immersive the environment is. (Apple)
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6/6 With all this advanced tech, how much does the Vision Pro cost? Apple Vision Pro starts at $3499 and will be available for purchase starting early next year in the US, followed by a rollout in other countries at a later date. (Apple)
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Apple may introduce home delivery services for its customer. Check out for more details. (Apple)

Apple is now preparing to offer home delivery services from retail stores for customers to make hassle-free purchases. This will not only help customers but also Apple employees to store space for holding large bulk of the devices.

According to Mark Gurman's Power newsletter. Apple may soon introduce the option for its retail store employees to offer a home delivery option to customers when purchasing a product. This will allow customers to get the product delivered to their homes safely without having to worry about the device being out of stock in retail stores.

More about the home delivery option

According to Gurman, in August, stores will see the introduction of Apple's new EasyPay Online Ordering program, a move that may mark a revolutionary strategic shift with the inclusion of home delivery services.

EasyPay point-of-sale machines will enable salespeople at Apple retail stores to sell products directly to customers via EasyPay and the product will be delivered to their homes.

This will benefit the Apple stores and customers in various ways, one being, the stores will able to take advance sales for products which are out of stock and the customers will not have to go empty-handed or have to look for different retail stores for availability. Additionally, rather than carrying bulky items like iMac or Mac Pro home, shoppers can pay for them in the store and get them delivered to their homes.

Gurman directly refers this new move with the sale of the upcoming Vision Pro. It can be a possible strategy for Apple to make more profits. This is because the headband consists of various components such as light seals, prescription lens inserts and others which can be challenging for shoppers to keep and maintain all required items in the Apple retail outlets. The company can face a potential revenue loss of $3,500 or more if any of these components are not in stock at a retail store. Now with EasyPay online ordering platform, store staff can inform users that the missing part will be delivered directly to their location.

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First Published Date: 24 Jul, 11:58 IST