Apple Store website way too noisy

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Ugh, that's a lot of stuff they crammed onto one page...

Xserve is resigned to a text link too...


  • Reply 1 of 25
    ariari Posts: 126member

    Originally posted by Eugene

    Ugh, that's a lot of stuff they crammed onto one page...

    I have to agree, not really a step forward.
  • Reply 2 of 25
    kennethkenneth Posts: 832member

    It looks like Apple software show-off site now. The portable selection is bigger than others.. no doubt about the "Year of the notebook".

    Gimme back the old look.
  • Reply 3 of 25
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    more emphasis on "beyond the box" purchases to beef up that all important "revenue per system" hey, what about MARKETSHARE? Push the hardware!!!
  • Reply 4 of 25
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    The side menus are uglier than before. They have a "cheapness" to them now.

  • Reply 5 of 25
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member

    Originally posted by Kenneth

    Gimme back the old look.

    You can still find the old look at the Apple Store for Education. Of course, now you have to scroll all the way to the bottom right of the regular store to click through to education sales instead of simply clicking in the navigation bar at the top like before. Ugh!

    But who cares about the Apple Store layout. I want new iPods, new 15-inch PowerBooks, PPC 970 PowerMacs, Panther... and most importantly, a 1GHz 12-inch PowerBook with 1+GB RAM and DVI-out!

  • Reply 6 of 25
    It's an exercise in clutter.

    Looks like shit on Windows too...
  • Reply 7 of 25
    ziplocziploc Posts: 41member
    Here are the comments I sent to Apple.

    1) Product images on the main page are WAY too small

    now. Other than size what can I tell about differences

    between the iBooks and PowerBooks now?

    2) Great! - Portables, Desktops, Software...I guess you

    don't want to sell any Xserve or Xserve RAIDs. Is it that

    hard to add "Servers?"

    3)The ad at the top is useless. You already have the customer at the store. Stop marketing and start selling by making it easy for them to get the product they want. Obviously you want to do some up-selling and add-ons but this is not the way to go about it.

    4) It looks like you REALLY wanted to get the Software category up in lights as well, but c'mon, at what expense? Showing all the software boxes does nothing for you. Split the space in half, put up one box and just list the rest. In the other half put the Xserve products.

  • Reply 8 of 25
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    wow that is very cluttered

    wonder if Jobs has seen it yet
  • Reply 9 of 25
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    Too many links and too little differentiation. Tsk. I expect it to be renovated again soon.
  • Reply 10 of 25
    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    Absolutely horrible. Looks like they got some 10-year old to do layout or something. The software boxes look bigger than the notebooks, ugh. The only marginally good thing is the top banner advertising the new iBooks.
  • Reply 11 of 25
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Apple Store Canada

    I am never reloading this window.

  • Reply 12 of 25
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Seems about the same to me. More text in the two margins, more pictures in the middle. So it's more densely laid out but the layout is the same otherwise. I do think the old scheme could also have used some improvement though. I'm just not a big fan of sidebars.
  • Reply 13 of 25
    macmediamacmedia Posts: 152member
    Way too cluttered. it's so, so....."store"-like! Contrast the site to their retail stores. Clean and simple with little clutter. My brain hurts just looking at this page. It's like walking through a K-Mart/Wal-mart. "let's jam it to the rafters - surely they'll find something to buy".

  • Reply 14 of 25
    dgmvwdgmvw Posts: 54member
    This isn't directed toward anyone here, but BFD about a new store design...why boast about it on the front page...I be they leave that little graphic up there for a couple months.
  • Reply 15 of 25
    frawgzfrawgz Posts: 547member
    Reminds me of the direction Amazon and Yahoo have gone..
  • Reply 16 of 25
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    You'll catch more flies with honey, ziploc.
  • Reply 17 of 25
    trevormtrevorm Posts: 841member
    I really like it but I think they should get rid of the Right hand side, and the non Apple suff at the bottom!
  • Reply 18 of 25
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Picture of the new Apple Store USA and the same good old norwegian store:

    Large image
  • Reply 19 of 25

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    Picture of the new Apple Store USA

    We will destroy this store with our fists and shovels!
  • Reply 20 of 25
    ziplocziploc Posts: 41member

    Originally posted by mrmister

    You'll catch more flies with honey, ziploc.

    You may be right. Re-reading it now I must have been in a bad mood. If you take out all the accusatory tones and what not there is some valuable criticism in there though.

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