Japan's latest Apple Store features all-glass walls, aluminum roof and spiral staircase

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  • Reply 41 of 46
    slurpy wrote: »
    Everyone notice how Pazuzu never came back to explain himself, or respond to the numerous questions about his comments? Even when others presented evidence showing his claim was pretty absurd?  Drive-by trolling at it's finest. Just pop in, shit in the thread, then pop back out- rinse and repeat. His specialty. 

    But hey, I guess nobody can "handle" his "criticism" about Apple. 

    I hate to say it, but your ripostes to the drive-by trolls are highly entertaining. If they stopped, a part of me would be sad at the passing of it.
  • Reply 42 of 46
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by GTR View Post

     

     

    These, like Pazazu's posts, are apparently the same...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    And there it is! Grand Central Terminal rocking like it's 1913 all over again!

     

     

    * The date it was built......

  • Reply 43 of 46
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,483member
    There's no doubt the stores are beautiful and have worked quite well for Apple, but I don't necessarily disagree that the look might be getting old, especially the interiors. In the end, what's so special about displaying computers and the like on parsons tables? And there are plenty of car dealerships with all glass fronts. When first established, Apple's retail environments were totally unique, especially the non-mall stores, but it might be time to come up with a new unique interior design.

    Also, I have to wonder about the energy efficiency of using all that glass. There's probably a greenhouse effect in there, which would keep it warmer in winter and using less energy, but very hot in summer requiring the AC to be cranked up.

    And as has been reported before about other Apple stores, the concrete floors, the glass, the stone wall interiors in some stores and hard surface tables all contribute to an incredibly noisy environment. There is absolutely nothing to absorb any sound, aside from the people. When the first phone with Siri was released, I couldn't even test it in the Lincoln Center NYC store because there was far too much noise. Every sound gets amplified in that space. It is however, a great place to test noise canceling headphones.
  • Reply 44 of 46
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post



    There's no doubt the stores are beautiful and have worked quite well for Apple, but I don't necessarily disagree that the look might be getting old, especially the interiors. In the end, what's so special about displaying computers and the like on parsons tables? And there are plenty of car dealerships with all glass fronts. When first established, Apple's retail environments were totally unique, especially the non-mall stores, but it might be time to come up with a new unique interior design.



    Also, I have to wonder about the energy efficiency of using all that glass. There's probably a greenhouse effect in there, which would keep it warmer in winter and using less energy, but very hot in summer requiring the AC to be cranked up.



    And as has been reported before about other Apple stores, the concrete floors, the glass, the stone wall interiors in some stores and hard surface tables all contribute to an incredibly noisy environment. There is absolutely nothing to absorb any sound, aside from the people. When the first phone with Siri was released, I couldn't even test it in the Lincoln Center NYC store because there was far too much noise. Every sound gets amplified in that space. It is however, a great place to test noise canceling headphones.

    That original post about "outdated" might have had a sliver of credibility had it not lauded a HUNDRED YEAR OLD LOCATION (Grand Central Terminal) as the one exception.

  • Reply 45 of 46
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    jfc1138 wrote: »
    That original post about "outdated" might have had a sliver of credibility had it not lauded a HUNDRED YEAR OLD LOCATION (Grand Central Terminal) as the one exception.

    I think that they were selling different kinds of apples at that location 100 years ago. :lol:
  • Reply 46 of 46
    arlorarlor Posts: 509member
    zoe wrote:
    And as has been reported before about other Apple stores, the concrete floors, the glass, the stone wall interiors in some stores and hard surface tables all contribute to an incredibly noisy environment. There is absolutely nothing to absorb any sound, aside from the people. When the first phone with Siri was released, I couldn't even test it in the Lincoln Center NYC store because there was far too much noise. Every sound gets amplified in that space. It is however, a great place to test noise canceling headphones.

    I had wondered if this problem just affected the couple stores I've been to. The Kansas city one is especially egregious. Whenever I've been there it's been thronged and the bodies unfortunately do nothing to quash the racket.
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