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Originally Posted by lostkiwi View Post

I hope it is free mobileme email, at least for people who haven't renewed their subscription for whatever reason. As has already been mentioned here by a few people, many find it off putting to think that they will lose all their emails if they don't renew, so they simply hardly ever use the email service - which is a shame as I have never had a problem with that aspect of the service. The contact and cal sync on the other hand..... (!)

This doesn't make sense.

If what you are proposing is indeed true, it wouldn't be a bricks-and-mortar retail-only launch.

Bzzzt. Try again.
post #82 of 113
I know what would be revolutionary, especially in the Regents Street Store in London - the ability to test a Mac's performance without waiting 45 minutes while some inconsiderate freeloading scumbag reads and writes their tedious inconsequential self-indulgent emails.
post #83 of 113
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella View Post

The article says that it is something specific to its brick-and-mortar stores.
It is definitely not a new piece of hardware, because Apple Store employees would be the last people you would want to tell. No offense.

My guess it is 1 of 3 things.

1) MobileMe lite - FREE Contact and Calendar syncing for everyone.
It would make sense to promote this to Apple Store employees.

2) Some type of upgrade to the current POS system that uses the iPod touch.
It would make sense to get Apple Store employees excited about using it.

3) Some other major store function becoming digitized and easier to do (planogram/scheduling)

A friend of mine who works for a major retail chain showed me how he can log in and check his store's schedule. If he needs to call out, the web app shows him who is available from his store and other nearby stores to cover for him.

This is the kind of thing RETAIL people get excited about.
Not Apple TVs.

I was in the AppleStore in London yesterday and there was some discussion of the ipod touch based POS system going live in the next few days. I think this fits the description of something related to the actual physical stores
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post #84 of 113
Got a couple of friends in the Apple HQ, and they've told me that they have been really busy recently. They only get this busy when there's a new product to be launched.
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

I said what I said because it's a "retail surprise" and it's being reported here and everywhere else that it has nothing to do with new products but only "retail." All the people I replied to didn't even bother to read the article (or at least not very closely), and just spouted off with their favourite theory of what new product they want Apple to produce.

EVEN IF the rumor is true, all you know is that it has something to do with retail. That doesn't mean that it's not a consumer product. For example, the iCar will only be sold at retail (Fedex refuses to deliver them).

Or maybe it's iApples - also sold only at retail for freshness reasons.

Or maybe the person who suggested an iHug is correct. Can't do that over the internet.

In any event, your attacks were misplaced. All of the speculation is merely a game. I don't think anyone is taking any of it seriously, so why are you attacking people over having a little fun?
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post #87 of 113
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Originally Posted by NanoAkron View Post

I've never been to an Apple store WITHOUT a cash register at the back.

What planet do you shop on?

he might live on the same planet as me. When I bought both MBPs recently it was a challenge getting someone and it was odd doing the purchase right there at the display tables. It -was- a Saturday afternoon though.
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What I got... 15" i7 w/8 gigs ram,iPad2 64gig wifi, 2.0 mac mini, 2.0 17" imac, appleTv, Still running my old G4 466 upgraded to 1.2GHz maxed ram as a pro tools machine, and 2 iphones.
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post #88 of 113
it's going to be a gesture proximity sensor that plugs into the 30pin connector of the iPad so you don't have to touch the screen no more greasy screens!! Wishful thinking? Lol
post #89 of 113
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Originally Posted by 8CoreWhore View Post

They're playing with - "It's big." It's physically big. And that can only be an Apple HDTV.

Although the article said it's for retail employees only, their wording suggests that's their best guess. An Apple Branded HDTV sounds as good a guess as any.

Products+ sounds like a confusing mess.
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post #90 of 113
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Originally Posted by macFanDave View Post

That would totally suck all of the oxygen out of the latest Droid release day, which I think is Thursday.

Let the bumper madness begin!

What the?
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post #91 of 113
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Originally Posted by Jerseymac View Post

There is no cash register at the Garden State Mall store. There used to be but they took them out and now use that area for personal training. To check out you have to get an employee with an iPad.

I thought you left?
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post #92 of 113
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Originally Posted by richwiss View Post

Here here.

Hear hear is the expression. Everybody learns that eventually.
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post #93 of 113
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Hear hear is the expression. Everybody learns that eventually.

It's sad that you're so anal you had to correct him.
post #94 of 113
It's the Friend Bar!!! I'm so excited!!
post #95 of 113
A new hardware section, featuring duct tape?
post #96 of 113
I have another theory...self checkout!

If you are just popping into the store to buy something under $100, you could checkout yourself using the Apple Store app.

Step 1) You use the camera to scan the barcode on the back of the products.

Step 2) You pay for your items using your itunes username and password.

Step 3) Your receipt is sent to your iphone and the iPod of the Apple employee standing by the door.

Step 4) The Apple employee at the door offers you a bag for your item(s) as you leave.

This would be great during the Christmas shopping season.
A lot of people don't go into the Apple store for small purchases because it is so crowded and can take a long time to get help.
post #97 of 113
I have another theory...home checkout!

Step 1) You shop at home or on the go using the AppleStore.app

Step 2) You pay for your items using your itunes username and password.

Step 3) An employee at the Apple Store puts all the stuff you purchased in a bag.

Step 4) You walk into your local Store and pick up your bag of goodies.
post #98 of 113
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella View Post

I have another theory...home checkout!

Step 1) You shop at home or on the go using the AppleStore.app

Step 2) You pay for your items using your itunes username and password.

Step 3) An employee at the Apple Store puts all the stuff you purchased in a bag.

Step 4) You walk into your local Store and pick up your bag of goodies.

Why not? Best Buy does it already. Shouldn't be hard to implement and might move people through the store faster.
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post #99 of 113
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Hear hear is the expression. Everybody learns that eventually.

So you can "hear" correctly but you still talk out of your ass.
post #100 of 113
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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

Daddy, I want a working proximity sensor!!!

If your iPhone has that problem, take it back, they'll replace it for you for free.
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I have been to an Apple Retail Store three times. Each time, my 20 inch iMac seemed to get heavier and heavier. I bought the computer, and the excitement still didn't stop the box from being heavy, and the car seemed miles away.

My overall experience with the Retail Store was just barely average. I was totally ignored by one employee, and had to wait for someone else. Sure the stores are always busy, but I was hovering over expensive hardware.

I was not told the bluetooth keyboard did not include 10 key. Guess there weren't any USB devices on display. Was also told I could use 3 inch CDs and DVDs as long as I centered them first.

Except for tech support, which is not fantastic, or worth waiting for, I see no reason to ever visit an Apple Retail Store ever again. Prices are pretty much the same everywhere, and Best Buy has friendlier people. Access is better.

So maybe this big deal is Apple is going to amp up their game, and provide better service.
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I have been to an Apple Retail Store three times. Each time, my 20 inch iMac seemed to get heavier and heavier. ...

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post #104 of 113
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post #105 of 113
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Hear hear is the expression. Everybody learns that eventually.

Unless he was chanting that he wanted that antenna at his location.

You shouldn't assume, because assumptions make and ass out of u and me. Everybody learns that eventually.
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post #106 of 113
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Originally Posted by WPLJ42 View Post

I have been to an Apple Retail Store three times. Each time, my 20 inch iMac seemed to get heavier and heavier. I bought the computer, and the excitement still didn't stop the box from being heavy, and the car seemed miles away.

My overall experience with the Retail Store was just barely average. I was totally ignored by one employee, and had to wait for someone else. Sure the stores are always busy, but I was hovering over expensive hardware.

I was not told the bluetooth keyboard did not include 10 key. Guess there weren't any USB devices on display. Was also told I could use 3 inch CDs and DVDs as long as I centered them first.

Except for tech support, which is not fantastic, or worth waiting for, I see no reason to ever visit an Apple Retail Store ever again. Prices are pretty much the same everywhere, and Best Buy has friendlier people. Access is better.

So maybe this big deal is Apple is going to amp up their game, and provide better service.

Did you look at the bluetooth keyboard? Or the web site? Or the box it came in? Or ask?

Really, I'm really not sure what the points are that you're trying to make.
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post #107 of 113
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post #108 of 113
An error in my post. All of the Macs had USB devices, so I did not see what the bluetooth was going to look like. Prior to buying my iMac, I was without a computer for 18 months.

I use to work in retail, and I was a better employee with Radio Shack, than my experiences with the Apple Store. My point is, the Apple Retail stores are no better than any other retail outlet. Had I listened to the idiot and used a 3 inch DVD, which I almost did, it would have gotten stuck.

I would expect Apple employees to do a better job. After all, this is Apple we are talking about.
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post #110 of 113
"Apple Retail tells employees something big is on the way"

Really? 3 Pages into this and no mom jokes?
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Congratulations, the following people (most of the thread at this point) didn't even read the f*cking article or think that what they have to talk about is more important and just don't care about what the article even says.

You all should be ashamed of yourselves either way.



































This person, is practically the only one that got it right at all.



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post #112 of 113
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Apple Retail tells employees something big is on the way

Something big. An Apple Orbitoclast. What a great tool. You all will be free. Free & free of charge.
post #113 of 113
When they say something big, they literally mean something big. It will all make perfect sense.
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