A shopper carries a bag past a holiday display at the Apple Store at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham, Mass. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. This holiday shopping season, stores haven't been offering the same big discounts as they did in previous years as they tried to lure shoppers in with other incentives, but during the final days leading up to Christmas, shoppers will see more of those jaw-dropping "70 percent off" sale signs as stores try to salvage a season that so far has been disappointing. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
**FILE** Sarah Ryan (left) and Shelby Knox of Change.org arrive Feb. 9, 2012, at the Apple store at Grand Central Terminal in New York to deliver petitions asking Apple to change its manufacturing practices and to address criticism of worker conditions at manufacturing partners operating in China. (Associated Press)
Employees cheer in front of the new Apple Store at its opening in September on a major commercial street in Shanghai, the third in the Chinese port city. Apple also has two stores in Beijing. (Associated Press)
A security guard for the Apple store in Georgetown stands in the window while that store and all others worldwide close for three hours Wednesday to allow employees to watch a webcast memorial service for co-founder Steve Jobs. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
This fake Apple store is one three such locations in Kunming, China. The 27-year-old blogger who exposed the fakes said the stores were so convincing that the employees seemed to think they worked for Apple.
David Hill from Burleson, Texas, purchased three Apple iPhone 4s at the Apple Store in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday. Thousands lined up outside stores around the world to become among the first to own the device. (Associated Press)