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Apple Giving Away Free Apps in Time for the Apple Store’s 5th Birthday

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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If you’ve been over to the application section of the Apple Store, you may have noticed some pretty sweet deals.  In time for Apple Store’s 5th birthday, they are dropping prices for some great apps and making them completely free for a short period of time.  One of the most popular games of 2012, Infinity Blade II, once was $7, now a cool zero bucks!  The tech website, Tech Tola, has a running list of all the free apps, so stop by and check out some great, free applications.

Big Changes in Abt’s Atrium

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Other than our huge aquarium in the middle of our store, customers never get enough of our Atrium.  Often confused as a separate part of Abt, our Atrium plays hosts to specialized stores and kitchen design ideas.  We recently have been making some renovations sure to please our customers.

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We like to decorate based on the seasons and upcoming holidays and the workers from our flower company did a complete overhaul this week.  We lost a few trees that have been growing in our atrium since we opened this location almost 10 years ago.  Our atrium is like a garden and has seen the growth of many plants, flowers and trees throughout the seasons, but now, since fall is around the corner, other flowers were traded in for more seasonal colors and styles.

New Stores

The Apple store is opening up in our atrium and will be bigger and better than before.  Borrowing from the traditional Apple stores seen around the world, look for a great selection of Apple products as well as a clean designed store dedicated to all things Apple.

Abt is also taking a leap in a different direction with the selling of mattresses.  Our showroom has been worked on tirelessly, and we anticipate it opening very soon.  keep an eye out on the blog and Abt.com for updates and news about the current events at Abt!

iPhone 4, The Antenna Controversy.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

There is big controversy bubbling about the new iPhone 4 and the antenna problems so many users are experiencing…
There has been talk of a class action suit, downloadable updates, and fake letters to customers from Steve Jobs.

What the whole antenna issue boils down to is this… Many customers are experiencing an erroneous antenna signal. You may see five bars of antenna and really, your signal is only about two or three bars worth. To top it off, the controversial antenna band, when covered by a finger, decreases the antenna bars. That makes customers think they are losing antenna strength when they, in fact, are only seeing the actual antenna strength they had to begin with.

There is a promised software update for the iPhone 4, that will fix the incorrect signal display. At this point there isn’t too much information about the software patch fixing the dead spot on the antenna surrounding the phone—more specifically the bottom left hand corner…

Right now, we will all have to be patient and wait and see what happens. Do you have an iPhone 4? Are you experiencing any trouble? Let me know!

-Kelly Brummett

A World of Butterflies Await

Friday, August 14th, 2009

One of the store’s main attractions is nestled away in the Apple boutique, where a world of butterflies awaits your visit. The world of butterflies allows you to interact with our colorful winged friends in a way not possible in the real world. A bit excited upon your arrival, the butterflies will take flight. However, within a matter of seconds, these little creatures will quickly befriend you. By simply entering their virtual world, your shadow casts a spot for the butterflies to land. And yes, they will land, but only to catch their breath before they take flight again.

Inspired by the Big Backyard exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum, founder and chief artist Zach Booth Simpson of Min Control designed the world of butterflies for Abt Electronics in the early months of 2004. Since its arrival many people, both young and old, have befriended the butterflies and make it a point to visit them as much as possible. “This is truly an epic encounter, bringing the outside world indoors!” said Tim B., an Abt customer. To view more images of our butterfly virtual world, click here. To see more Abt’s attractions, click here. -Maral A.

Join Us For Consumer Education Day Tomorrow

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Did you know that the Abt Design Center is celebrating their 1 year anniversary next week? In honor of this milestone, come join us tomorrow, July 25th, for Consumer Education Day from 10am to 4pm for an afternoon of events hosted by the stores of the design center. The day includes workshops at The Kohler Store, Fox Lighting Galleries, California Closets, Viking Cooking School, Exotic Marble & Tile and Abt’s Apple Boutique. Any purchases over $300 made at the design center through August 2nd will receive a free $100 Abt gift card. Click here for more details and we hope to see you there! – Jenn A.