Car slams into Chicago Apple Store during business hours [u]

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
The Lincoln Park Apple Store was the site of an apparent automobile accident on Sunday night when a car smashed through the outlet's all-glass facade and into a wall of accessories, leaving one person with minor injuries.

Lincoln Park Accident
Aftermath of Lincoln Park Apple Store accident. | Source: The Verge


Update: A report from the Chicago Tribune notes paramedics were called back to the scene to take one injured person to a nearby hospital in "good condition."

There were no injuries in the Lincoln Park, Chicago, crash, reports The Verge, which ironically involved a Lincoln Town Car that hopped a curb and traveled some distance before breaking through the Apple Store's glass doors.

On-scene pictures from Twitter users reveal moderate damage to the Apple Store's interior, including a display table filled with MacBooks, accessory shelving and a flat-screen window display that was twisted 180 degrees from its original position after being clipped by the car.

Exterior
Source: Chicago Tribune


There has been no official word regarding how the accident occurred, however it appears that the incident was unintentional unlike a recent Apple Store "smash and grab" burglary that took place in California last year. Apple has yet to release a statement regarding the accident, but we will update this article when one is issued.
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  • Reply 1 of 57
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Bet that car was controlled with Ford Sync. Can computers commit hate crimes?
  • Reply 2 of 57
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,428member


    Well, obviously the solution to the problem is to ban all cars, and then nothing like this can ever happen again.

  • Reply 3 of 57


    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

    Bet that car was controlled with Ford Sync. Can computers commit hate crimes?


     


    "It looks like you haven't asserted your hatred of my competitors today. Would you like some help with that?"

  • Reply 4 of 57
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,428member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    Bet that car was controlled with Ford Sync. Can computers commit hate crimes?


     


    That might be a possible explanation.


     


    Another possible theory is that the driver picked up his phone to make a phone call, and the phone was one of those gigantic Android Phablets that are bigger than a person's face, thus completely obstructing the driver's view, causing the car to understandably veer out of control and crash into the Apple store.


     


    Another likely theory is that it could have just been a drunk douchebag behind the wheel.

  • Reply 5 of 57
    I cannot understand why Apple hasn't made the investment in outdoor waist-high pylons that would defeat these accidents (and previous robbery attempts).
  • Reply 6 of 57
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    "Apple wrote:
    [" url="/t/155444/cars-slams-into-chicago-apple-store-during-business-hours-u#post_2258276"]
    That might be a possible explanation.

    Another possible theory is that the driver picked up his phone to make a phone call, and the phone was one of those gigantic Android Phablets that are bigger than a person's face, thus completely obstructing the driver's view, causing the car to understandably veer out of control and crash into the Apple store.

    Another likely theory is that it could have just been a drunk douchebag behind the wheel.

    Or it was too awkward to hold so it feel out of his with the weight of the device pressing down on the gas pedal. :D
  • Reply 7 of 57
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    "Apple wrote:
    [" url="/t/155444/cars-slams-into-chicago-apple-store-during-business-hours-u#post_2258271"]Well, obviously the solution to the problem is to ban all cars, and then nothing like this can ever happen again.

    Great. So now we'll have to deal with this all the time:
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/05/horse-buggy-accident-reported-in-burbank/
  • Reply 8 of 57
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    I cannot understand why Apple hasn't made the investment in outdoor waist-high pylons that would defeat these accidents (and previous robbery attempts).

    Appearance?


    Apple is in a great position to invent force fields.
  • Reply 9 of 57
    Probably used Apple Maps.
  • Reply 10 of 57


    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

    Apple is in a great position to invent force fields.


     


    Or RubberGlass*. Smack into it, it springs you back the other way. Good for slingshotting. 


     


    *Do not throw a superball at RubberGlass. We think it reverses entropy.

  • Reply 11 of 57
    Damn Android extremist have gone too far! They are now sending in Android suicide bombers to Apple stores? Luckily the bomb was also programmed using a custom Android ROM and it crashed.

    Apparently these Android SB's are offered regular OS updates and 70 new custom keyboards in the afterlife. The joke will be on them though when they are stuck on jelly bean for eternity.
  • Reply 12 of 57
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,786member


    This is what happens when you use Apple Maps....

  • Reply 13 of 57
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,428member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jivanile View Post



    Damn Android extremist have gone too far! They are now sending in Android suicide bombers to Apple stores? Luckily the bomb was also programmed using a custom Android ROM and it crashed.

     


     


    You might be on to something there. It has been reported that at least two witnesses overheard the driver shouting out "Death to Apple!" and "There is no Operating System greater than Jellybean!" in the moments before the crash.

  • Reply 14 of 57
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,428member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by macxpress View Post


    This is what happens when you use Apple Maps....



     


    On the contrary. If the driver was looking for the Apple store, then I'd say that they found it just fine. He or she couldn't have gotten any closer or more precise using anything else.

  • Reply 15 of 57
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
    Off night with the jokes.
  • Reply 16 of 57
    Must of been using Apple Maps
  • Reply 17 of 57
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    macxpress wrote: »
    This is what happens when you use Apple Maps....

    On the contrary. Maps showed the driver exactly where the store was located.
  • Reply 18 of 57
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    "Apple wrote:
    [" url="/t/155444/cars-slams-into-chicago-apple-store-during-business-hours-u#post_2258295"]
    On the contrary. If the driver was looking for the Apple store, then I'd say that they found it just fine. He or she couldn't have gotten any closer or more precise using anything else.

    Lol. You beat me to it.
  • Reply 19 of 57


    I have a great idea! Put your phone down while driving and you will be less likely to end up parked in a store show room. Seriously, nothing you have to say is that important.

  • Reply 20 of 57
    Must have been using Apple Maps.
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