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BI: How do the staff internally talk about that? The retail staff can’t afford the products.
BI: But it’s still the case that the majority of the people working at the store simply cannot afford the products on a regular basis.
BI: Do staff talk about how ridiculous it is to work for Apple and not be able to buy anything?
BI: Do Apple employees regard this as political in any way? Because this is how inequality works. You’re selling devices worth thousands every day and you’re not being paid enough to live in a one-room flat near the store.
The interviewers reasoning is biased simply because it applies to just about every retail chain in every country.
How many car salesmen at Lexus can actually afford to buy a Lexus?
How many retail staff at Harvey Nichols can afford to buy their clothes at Harvey Nichols?
How many estate agents can actually afford to buy the houses they sell?
And as for being able to afford to live near an Apple store? Has this idiot seen where Apple stores are built? How much does this journalist (and I use the term loosely) think you'd have to earn to live anywhere near an Apple outlet? About £100,000 a year I reckon.
I think this article really leads to a much broader question than the relative wealth and happiness of Apple's retail staff; the real question is, what can we do to get professionalism and integrity back into journalism.
blastdoor said:Well, there's a lot of pent-up demand because they haven't updated for so long.
Let's see how the sales look after 6 months.
I suspect the real reason is that Apple knows more about its customers than we do.
inteliboy said:Cool. They changed the size of the screen. Remember when Apple events used to be exciting?
Soli said:douglas bailey said:Short answer: ApplePay.
How many angles do you have to hold your iPhone when making payment? Try doing that and getting a face read at the same time.
With TouchID, you hold your phone near the reader and tap.
Using facial recognition, you will have to hold up the phone to get the picture, then move the phone to the NFC reader. That is not an improvement over TouchID.
ibgarrett said:Apple has flat-out given up on their software on the Macintosh platform. It used to be the iWorks and iLife packages were a "must have", now it's just given away as an afterthought... It's so frustrating.
Sources inside Apple not authorized to speak on behalf of the company indicated that retail locations are retaining demonstration displays, but not selling any stock on-hand that it may receive that may actually have the shielding fix, nor filling any pending orders until otherwise informed.
While I was reading this sentence, my copy of "Grammar & Style" suddenly burst into flames.