Aug 24

According to a report [Google Translate] from Brazilian technology magazine Info Exame, Apple is planning to open its first Brazilian retail store in Rio de Janeiro in early December. Apple was reportedly hoping to open the store in July, but difficulties recruiting employees for the store have led to delays. » Apple’s First Brazilian Retail Store To Open This December

Nov 15

Apple released a note saying that the iTunes Connect section will be temporarily shut down from Thursday, December 22 to Thursday, December 29 for the winter holidays and during this shutdown, the following functionality will be unavailable, Access to iTunes Connect, The delivery of any apps or updates, Additionally, the following will be delayed:
Releases scheduled to appear on the App Store for the first time and Pricing changes scheduled through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect. » iTunes Connect Shuts Down For Winter Holidays On December 22th Till 29th