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MacRumors
Jun 2, 2011, 01:44 PM
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9 to 5 Mac reports (http://www.9to5mac.com/70241/apple-stores-are-getting-visual-merchandising-for-new-products-ahead-of-wwdc/) that Apple's retail stores are receiving shipments of new promotional materials that are set to remain sealed until Tuesday, suggesting that Apple will indeed have something new to show off in its stores following its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on Monday.

Whether the promotional materials are for new software and services such as Mac OS X Lion and iCloud or for hardware products such as new AirPort and Time Capsule base stations (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/01/apples-retail-stores-running-dry-of-airport-and-time-capsule-stocks/) is unknown.

Article Link: Apple Retail Stores Receiving New Promotional Materials Ahead of WWDC (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/02/apple-retail-stores-receiving-new-promotional-materials-ahead-of-wwdc/)



spazzcat
Jun 2, 2011, 01:47 PM
Willing to bet Lion is coming out next week or the week after.

Full of Win
Jun 2, 2011, 01:48 PM
Giving your shipping boxes the round corners of app icons is going a little bit overboard.

ratzzo
Jun 2, 2011, 01:48 PM
Build up that hype...

ratzzo
Jun 2, 2011, 01:49 PM
Giving your shipping boxes the round corners of app icons is going a little bit overboard.

Watch for a Samsung lawsuit :rolleyes:

wingnut8
Jun 2, 2011, 01:49 PM
iPhone 5 stuff.

Macopotamus
Jun 2, 2011, 01:50 PM
Willing to bet Lion is coming out next week or the week after.

Unlikely, the current build is just way too buggy but I think an RC or GM is in order.

The promo materials are for iCloud.

Epic Xbox Revie
Jun 2, 2011, 01:50 PM
I'd be pumped for LION to come out next week... I don't really expect it that soon though... technically summer doesn't start until later in June.:rolleyes:

Cougarcat
Jun 2, 2011, 01:50 PM
Giving your shipping boxes the round corners of app icons is going a little bit overboard.

That's the photo, not the box.

PorterRocks
Jun 2, 2011, 01:51 PM
Monday can't get here soon enough. :apple:

syan48306
Jun 2, 2011, 01:51 PM
Damn it. I bet you that's the new time capsule.

I just bought one several weeks ago :(

Apple97
Jun 2, 2011, 01:54 PM
iPhone 5 stuff.
I agree! :apple::apple::apple: :)

Project
Jun 2, 2011, 01:55 PM
I highly doubt Apple will be using window merchandise for the Time Capsule mate.

theone09
Jun 2, 2011, 01:55 PM
Lion inside!! :D

Pink∆Floyd
Jun 2, 2011, 01:58 PM
That's the new iCloud logo for the window

bushido
Jun 2, 2011, 02:00 PM
id so open it lol

Cougarcat
Jun 2, 2011, 02:10 PM
id so open it lol

You'd so get fired. I wouldn't be able to restrain myself either, no way could I be a store manager. :)

Sokratesagogo
Jun 2, 2011, 02:20 PM
Bak to Skool

0815
Jun 2, 2011, 02:25 PM
doesn't suggest anything ... might be just some promotional material about iCloud - I would assume iCloud to be available right away (and still hoping for Lion ... but I don't think they seeded a GM build yet)

Carl Sagan
Jun 2, 2011, 02:41 PM
Willing to bet Lion is coming out next week or the week after.

Yeah I'm inclined to agree....it'll be "And Lion is available this week." punchline...

Cougarcat
Jun 2, 2011, 02:57 PM
Yeah I'm inclined to agree....it'll be "And Lion is available this week." punchline...

They'd need to give the developers at least 2 weeks' time with the GM.

Don Kosak
Jun 2, 2011, 04:20 PM
The window stickers are just as likely to be promoting a service from Apple - like iCloud. There might not be physical merchandise involved. It makes sense to sell an iCloud package when people are buying and iPod/iPad/iPhone (or even Mac...)

I'm withholding judgment on iCloud until I hear the details. Given how portable my library is right now, an Amazon Cloudplayer-like service isn't that interesting to me.

acslater017
Jun 2, 2011, 04:22 PM
That's the photo, not the box.

I guess even Apple managers like to use Hipstamatic. :rolleyes:

taskmanager
Jun 2, 2011, 09:27 PM
How could you not take a peak...

speedyvespa
Jun 2, 2011, 09:33 PM
Wow!!! A box!!

shenfrey
Jun 2, 2011, 09:42 PM
Lion is digital download only and IF you want it from store it will be on a mini USB


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ConnorTurnbull
Jun 2, 2011, 10:44 PM
Lion is digital download only and IF you want it from store it will be on a mini USB


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You know this for certain? I think not.

pancakedrawer
Jun 3, 2011, 12:07 AM
Huh...what was that noise? Oh...just a box...

42streetsdown
Jun 3, 2011, 12:20 AM
Lion is digital download only and IF you want it from store it will be on a mini USB


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hahahahahahahaha..... no

You'd probably need 8 gig sticks for the OS. They're cheep, but not as cheep as DVDs. DVDs are pennies, flash sticks are dollars.

Reach9
Jun 3, 2011, 12:23 AM
Is it.. that green thing from Cut The Rope? I haven't finished the game yet!

Jokes aside, i think it's new the iCloud that will replace MobileMe.

Lol, iPhone 5? That was a funny one.

Žalgiris
Jun 3, 2011, 12:49 AM
hahahahahahahaha..... no

You'd probably need 8 gig sticks for the OS. They're cheep, but not as cheep as DVDs. DVDs are pennies, flash sticks are dollars.

So what? Oh and most likely Lion will be <4 GB (just like current dev preview images). Last time i checked 4 GB of flash storage costs pennies too and it's faster than DVD and much safer.

Phooto
Jun 3, 2011, 09:24 AM
So what? Oh and most likely Lion will be <4 GB (just like current dev preview images). Last time i checked 4 GB of flash storage costs pennies too and it's faster than DVD and much safer.
You wouldn't need Flash storage anyway. Just ROM. That's cheaper still.

Phooto
Jun 3, 2011, 09:26 AM
I'm holding off a MacBook Air, waiting for Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt. Must be soon, seems daft to buy one right now.

maclaptop
Jun 3, 2011, 10:38 AM
iPhone 5 stuff.
I'm happy to say, you're right.

The news just leaked that there WILL BE an iPhone 5 announced at WWDC, and Steve is really angry that it got out.

SO angry he used his influence to get this article published...

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/please-let-this-new-iphone-at-wwdc-dream-nonsense-die/13157

caspersoong
Jun 4, 2011, 02:44 AM
Hopefully there are new hardware not only software.