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New pictures released to the Internet show the interior of Apple's soon to open Berlin store, as well as fans already in line waiting for the store's opening on Friday.

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The store shown off in the new photos adheres, of course, to Apple's trademark minimalist aesthetic, with the walls sparsely decorated and Apple products arrayed in their familiar fashion. Apple allowed selected media into its Berlin store ahead of its opening, including Macerkopf.

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Inside, the store is said to have a 360-degree Genius Bar, the first of its kind in Germany. The ground floor of the space is dedicated to Apple products, while the upper floors include conference rooms and an event space.

The new store, located in Berlin's most expensive shopping district, is set to open on Friday, and Apple has been slowly ramping up the hype for the opening after announcing its grand opening date last week.

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Already, Apple devotees are lining up ahead of the store's opening. Macerkopf spotted two fans already queued for the opening some 35 hours before the scheduled Saturday event. There are reportedly 200 Apple employees on hand at the store from 20 nationalities, with 12 different languages spoken between them.
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Those silly Apple sheeple. Don't they know Apple is a failing business and is doomed to be dead in short order?

 

Oh and as a good contrast, how many people are camping out in front of Best Buy's for the Samdung Experience Stores?

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1) I love the walls and ceiling.

2) I thought it was law that all German grand openings had to have 99 luftballoons.
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post #4 of 24

The store looks so good. Better than many Apple Stores in USA.  May be because of high ceiling. 

post #5 of 24
Why is Apple opening new stores? I thought they were going out of business soon? Aren't they "bleeding"? That's what all the headlines are telling me. They should be closing stores, not opening new ones.
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pfffff !!!! Apple is doomed ! only two people queuing !

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microsnot just opened a new store in san francisco's westfield mall on the 25th of april. i live close by but haven't been in yet. it is a block closer to me than the apple store, so maybe i'll switch to an all microsnot household.

the youtube video of the ribbon cutting reminds of something but i can't quite place my finger on it. oh, now i remember ... an apple store opening: the layout, t-shirts, receiving line for the first customers, etc. i guess if you can't come up with it on your own then the next best thing is to plagiarize from the leader.

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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post
bathos

 

I thin I like these wall displays better than the banners. Makes it look more like an art installation.

 

Not that I wouldn't still want one of the banners after they had been taken down, of course.

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New pictures released to the Internet show the interior of Apple's soon to open Berlin store, as well as fans already in line waiting for the store's opening on Friday.
 

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Already, Apple devotees are lining up ahead of the store's opening. Macerkopf spotted two fans already queued for the opening some 35 hours before the scheduled Saturday event

 

 

Which is it? Friday or Saturday? It is supposed to rain on Saturday.

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All that cash outside the US.. has to be spent :D

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bathos

 

I thin I like these wall displays better than the banners. Makes it look more like an art installation.

 

Not that I wouldn't still want one of the banners after they had been taken down, of course.

 

I agree with the art installation point, but I am not sure about the aesthetic of the walls: gives it a bit of a dull, grey, Stasi kind of look.

 

Do the employees seem.... ahem... a little on the portly side?

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Do the employees seem.... ahem... a little on the portly side?

agreed. and i bet at least one of them is gay. and for god's sake, there's a female working in the store. i can't imagine who would shop there.

(nice edit, btw. your original post said "ahem... a little overweight?")

(my edit of this post was for punctuation).
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Do the employees seem.... ahem... a little on the portly side?

agreed. and i bet at least one of them is gay. and for god's sake, there's a female working in the store. i can't imagine who would shop there.

(nice edit, btw. your original post said "ahem... a little overweight?")

(my edit of this post was for punctuation).

Can you please edit it again?
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I agree with the art installation point, but I am not sure about the aesthetic of the walls: gives it a bit of a dull, grey, Stasi kind of look.

 

Do the employees seem.... ahem... a little on the portly side?

Giant beers, giant pretzels.

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I thought it was law that all German grand openings had to have 99 luftballoons.

Nope, it's a protest song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_Luftballons

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Can you please edit it again?

nope. one edit per post.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post
I agree with the art installation point, but I am not sure about the aesthetic of the walls: gives it a bit of a dull, grey, Stasi kind of look.

 

I dunno. I like the walls. Since they can't be solid color brushed concrete, this is probably the next best thing.


Do the employees seem.... ahem... a little on the portly side?

 

All that beer and sausage.

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This will probably be at WWDC
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1) I love the walls and ceiling.

2) I thought it was law that all German grand openings had to have 99 luftballoons.

1 - yes

2 - don't even go there... 

3 - don't mention the .... DOH!

post #20 of 24
This has to be the most beautiful Apple store I've seen. The grey and white of the walls and ceiling nicely counterbalance the orange-brown of the tables.

Waiting 35 hours to enter a store is beyond lame though.
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I'm surprised it took them so long to open in Berlin, capital city of one of the world's biggest economies. Maybe the commerce laws are not very friendly? Great choice of building though.

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Apple doesn't really need to brag about their multi-nationalities and different languages spoken - Apple GmbH does not take kindly to foreigners and these people will be pushed out soon enough. Case in point, check into how many foreigners worked at another one of their German stores and how many are left? And they do not like single mothers and will go so far as to say it outright.

When Steve died, so did the Apple culture. Glad to see they finally opened this store though. It was only 6 years in the making.
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Originally Posted by zuckerschnecke View Post
…Apple GmbH does not take kindly to foreigners and these people will be pushed out soon enough.

 

Source? Sense?


When Steve died, so did the Apple culture.

 

Nonsense.

 

So from sugar mountain to sugar worm, eh? 1wink.gif

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