Happy anniversary, baby!

  • Avatar

    Posted: 20 May 2011 02:02 PM #31

    rezonate - 18 May 2011 01:32 PM

    I’ll be at the fruit company headquarters all day tomorrow. Will see if I can pick up any tidbits about this upcoming event. Redeye out on Friday so I’ll have all day to haunt the south bay stores in the leadup to whatever Sunday brings.

    Nothing spectacular to report. They had a band playing in the central courtyard and the employees milling around said something about a “beer bash”. There were a LOT of people on that site yesterday. I hope the traffic over there is not like that every day. People had to park in the center lanes because of the volume and some sidewalk/road construction work blocking some of the parking lots. It took me over 30 minutes just to get out of the infinite loop, and thankfully I picked the correct lanes. The Company Store was busy but not outrageous. I picked up a couple Apple branded items and will be going back later today because my wife says she wants a pen. She loves pens.

    Signature

    Use your powers for good.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 20 May 2011 02:34 PM #32

    I was just at the downtown Toronto locaton (Eaton’s Centre). The store was busy as it normally is, but I noted that there were more Apple employees in their blue t-shirts than normal. Maybe it has to do with minimum hours in order to get them to come in or something.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 20 May 2011 02:43 PM #33

    So far, the major rumors for Retail Events and/or WWDC are
    1. Lion
    2. Apple Retail Employee iPads
    3. Mobile Me / Cloud / iTunes
    ———-  Significantly less likely but still in the cards
    4. iPhone update

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 21 May 2011 04:00 AM #34

    Tetrachloride - 20 May 2011 05:43 PM

    So far, the major rumors for Retail Events and/or WWDC are
    1. Lion
    2. Apple Retail Employee iPads
    3. Mobile Me / Cloud / iTunes
    ———-  Significantly less likely but still in the cards
    4. iPhone update

    5.  A pink iPhone.  Advance apologies from Apple PR to all you girlie-men who recently purchased a white iPhone.  :-D

    [ Edited: 21 May 2011 04:10 AM by madmaxroi ]      
  • Avatar

    Posted: 22 May 2011 01:03 AM #35

    So, it’s Apple Retail 2.0.  iPads as advertising and help buttons.

    Interesting….. If you’re at an AppleStore,  It also shows other companies how they can use iPads.  They are more than Kindles.

         
  • Posted: 22 May 2011 01:27 AM #36

    Apple?s ?Retail 2.0? overhaul launches first in Australia

    “...?the main change is the addition of stationary iPads placed next to other Apple products in order to display product prices, information and features. The touchscreen tablets can also be used to compare models and ask for help from a specialist.?

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 22 May 2011 08:25 AM #37

    ugly cables all over the tables


    Signature

    Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 22 May 2011 03:14 PM #38

    That?s why I found it amusing that Nordstrom is taking a page from the Apple retail playbook and rolling out a series of iPod touch-based checkout devices to their retail stores. I?ve called Apple the Nordstrom of technology in the past, but now it seems the student has become the master.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/159990/2011/05/gartenberg_lessons_in_apple_retail.html

    Signature

    Tim Cook: iPad is 91% of all tablet web traffic. I don’t know what these other tablets are doing.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 22 May 2011 06:23 PM #39

    Customers should be served faster with the new queue for service (not sure what it is called).  Those who are browsing here and there are different from those with questions or have a credit card in hand.