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Apple names third retail chief in seven years for post-iPhone era

Luxury-focused Angela Ahrendts' departure also marks a turning point for the company and its approach to retail

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Apple Store in Munich. With smartphone demand stagnating, Apple is building new digital services and subscription businesses that don't need a large network of retail stores as much as its consumer hardware operations.

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APPLE INC named its third retail chief in seven years, seeking to shake up store operations for a new era in which the company looks beyond pricey iPhones.

On Tuesday, Apple said company veteran Deirdre O'Brien will replace Angela Ahrendts, who served in the role for

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