Originally Posted by sippincider
Anyway, my take is Apple's requiring the phone hand-in so employees actually pay attention to the meeting (versus trying to post the first Facebook photos).
this is likely the reason. That and security. With so many folks working I would imagine that means a lot of stuff in lockers,more so than usual. And they might be shared lockers at smaller stores. Why cause an issue cause you have your big laptop bag with you.
When your "most important product ever" is in short supply on its debut, why would you give it away in-house & leave your own customers waiting?
exactly. even if they give these things to the employees it will likely be in a few weeks. I heard that employees couldn't order the i7 imac until like 3 weeks ago because of the demand.
and if they include the ipad a back to school promo this year I bet employees won't get a discount or a free one until like October.
Originally Posted by lamewing
Two hours to train their staff on the product? No wonder the Apple employees are so often completely clueless
the OS is the same that they have been working with for almost 3 full years. They have the videos we have and probably more.
This morning thing was likely so they could just put hands on and get the feel for it plus take a look at how the email, which is different, works. Probably doesn't even take 2 hours. they would also have folks walking the line, checking off reservation names etc with those ipod touches they are always carrying around. likely have half the morning crew doing that while the other spends 45 or so playing and getting the scoop on the flow for the day. then switch.
then from like 8:40 to 8: 55 everyone takes their morning break and then they do this.