Target will introduce in-store Apple kiosks across 17 cities this month

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Target’s new Apple kiosk.

  • Target is growing its Apple product offerings on the Target app, online, and in-store.
  • The retail giant is creating in-store Apple kiosks that will be run by Apple-trained Target workers.
  • These kiosks will be introduced in 17 stores across the US this month.
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Target will be bringing the Apple experience to its own stores across the US this month.

Apple’s products have been a hit with Target shoppers, Christina Hennington, executive vice president and chief growth officer at Target, said in the press release on Thursday. Now, the retail behemoth will be growing its 15-year relationship with Apple by offering more of the tech company’s products on the Target app, online, and in-store through designated Apple kiosks.

The kiosks will be filled with Apple’s greatest hits, including: iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, AirPods, HomePods, Apple TVs, and more. These tiny Apple stores will then be run by Apple-trained “Target Tech Consultants.”

“This new model was created with Target’s guests in mind, and we’ll continue to learn and enhance the experience through future rollouts later this year,” Hennington said.

In an effort to draw in more shoppers, Target has also established partnerships with other notable names – including Levi Strauss and Co, Disney and Ulta Beauty – via expanded in-store experiences.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to an Insider request for comment on the expanded Target offerings. 

This new Apple “shopping experience” will be introduced inside 17 Target stores this month  – with more planned in the future – in these cities:

  • Monticello, Minnesota
  • San Jose, California
  • Oklahoma City 
  • Allen, Texas
  • Hurst, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Irving, Texas
  • San Antonio 
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Orlando
  • Clearwater, Florida
  • Miami
  • North Wales, Pennsylvania
  • Newark, Delaware
  • Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Latham, New York

 

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How to reset an Apple HomePod in 2 different ways

Apple HomePod
You may need to reset your Apple HomePod to resolve performance issues.

Created to provide immersive sound quality, Apple’s HomePod speaker offers owners a seamless listening experience. 

At just seven inches tall, the HomePod uses spatial awareness to analyze the room’s acoustics and adjusts the sound based on location. AI support from Siri and AirPlay communication allows for multi-room audio use. This makes integration across multiple iOS devices and rooms a breeze. 

With so many features, you’re bound to face a few audio difficulties or encounter connectivity issues. One way to address these issues is to reset the HomePod. You should also do this if you’re sending it in for service or want to either sell the device or give it away. Resetting your HomePod will wipe it and return it to its factory settings. 

If you’ve paired two HomePod speakers, but you want to reset one or both, you’ll have to ungroup them before you initiate the reset process. 

Here are two ways you can reset your HomePod, whether it’s off by a few beats or needs a full reboot.

How to reset an Apple HomePod using the Home app 

1. Sign in to your Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac, if you aren’t already.

2. Open up the Home app on your Apple device.

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You can find the Home app on your Mac in the Finder under Applications.

3. Click or press and hold the HomePod image. 

4. On the settings screen, locate and choose “Remove Accessory.”

5. Select “Remove.” 

6. After a few minutes, you will hear a start-up chime completing the reset.

How to reset the Apple HomePod on the device

1. Begin by unplugging your HomePod. 

2. Wait 10 seconds before plugging it back in.

3. After waiting an additional 5 seconds, place and hold your finger on the top of the HomePod.

4. Keep your finger pressed down as the spinning white light turns to red.

5. Wait for Siri to say, “Your HomePod is about to reset.” 

6. After three beeps, lift your finger.

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