More news from Apple's reseller channels, with a new stores in Jersey and Liverpool and a new accreditaion...

Tim Evans is in the process of opening a new Apple store in Jersey, "dedicated to supplying Apple products, especially iPods and iPod minis). The store will offer the complete Apple range, and expert users will be on hand to help out, particularly with art and design queries.

The outlet also promises a music download service for people who lack the time or knowledge to rip their own CDs. The shop is undergoing a refit at present, but Evans hopes to open on November 20. The store will be called 'i-Q'.

Liverpool launch Saturday

Meanwhile, more news from Liverpool's first-ever AppleCentre, which is scheduled to open this Saturday (November 6) with a raft of special offers for first-time customers. There's an advertising campaign for the launch running on local Liverpool radio station, Radio City. The store is situated in Liverpool's up-and-coming Albert Dock area

Managing director Roy Seddon explained: "The first ten customers on the opening day can buy an iPod mini at half-price; and all Canon cameras bought that day will come with a free Canon Neck Chain, a free Mini Tripod, and a free 128MB memory card."

Good news for publishing pros

Finally, Silicon Systems of Wokingham has been appointed as an Apple Solutions Expert for Print and Publishing, after meeting Apple's very strict qualification criteria.

Program acceptance was reliant on Silicon Systems meeting Apple’s qualifying criteria which included demonstrating their expertise in providing IT systems as well as value added solutions to the print and publishing industries. This included comprehensive training and ongoing technical support.

Silicon Systems MD Neil Dobson said: "We are delighted to be working alongside Apple with their strong standing within the print and publishing sector. This reinforces our message of providing market-leading solutions combined with the highest levels of service and support.

"We also have the opportunity of working closer with Apple in developing future solutions and ensuring the needs of the print and graphics industries are continuously met."