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Old Nov 22, 2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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Abandoned Apple Store?

I did not know what part of the forum to put this in so i stuck it here.

I found this picture on the internet and did not know that to make of it. I found it at http://www.amesfanclub.com/forum/vie...tid=345&page=2

Is this an old apple store, third party store, or office?
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 07:15 PM   #2
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i would guess that it is an old abandoned reseller, since the Apple Stores themselves are rather new
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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i would guess that it is an old abandoned reseller, since the Apple Stores themselves are rather new
I agree. Apple Retail stores started popping up after they went to the solid white logo.
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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Cool pic but it has to be an authorized reseller. Apple stores are almost new.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 08:52 AM   #5
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hehehe thats one shady looking store there people!!! wouldnt be wanting to buy something from that place would you??
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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It looks more like abandoned office space than a store. Is the location known?
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 09:49 AM   #7
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Im gonna guess its just an old sign taken out of context. Id bet that 10 feet to the right is an old IBM sign and an old Microsoft sign.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 02:17 PM   #8
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I've seen this on another site like a year ago.

There's a site with dozens of pictures from inside the store which was in Kuwait and oddly all the old computers, games, entire store was still intact with vintage 1990 era Apple computers on the shelves. I believe its a picture of what the store looked like after the Mar 91 Kuwait liberation subsequent the Aug 90 Iraqi invasion.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 02:20 PM   #9
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Here it is

http://www.unex-t.com/applestore/

Looks like my theory was wrong as you can see evidence the store was circa 1997.

and the original forum thread with story behind it. http://forums.applenova.com/showthread.php?t=3479
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 02:28 PM   #10
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 04:01 AM   #11
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HAHA thats pretty cool looking!!!

I would definately feel comfortable going there for repairs etc.

I love the look of arabic, and Apple Computer in arabic looks so cool!!!

If anyone here can speak arabic or knows how to use a arabic computer please PM me
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 10:38 AM   #12
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Wait... If it's abandoned the sign looks very cool.
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 10:56 AM   #13
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I'm Persian, and Farsi and Arabic use the same alphabet...

The sign basically says "Abble Kombuter"
heh.. they don't have any p sound in Arabic..

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Old Feb 19, 2006, 11:01 AM   #14
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Wow - those things would fetch a ton on ebay now....

Wonder what happened to the stuff

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Old Feb 19, 2006, 11:09 AM   #15
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I'm Persian, and Farsi and Arabic use the same alphabet...

The sign basically says "Abble Kombuter"
heh.. they don't have any p sound in Arabic..

You write Arabic and Persian right to left, right?
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 11:43 AM   #16
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I'm Persian, and Farsi and Arabic use the same alphabet...
No, they don't. There are several characters that is present in Farsi
but not in Arabic. The pronunciation is a little bit different as well.

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The sign basically says "Abble Kombuter"
heh.. they don't have any p sound in Arabic..
That is correct. I would like to note though that althought there is no
equivilant to the latin "P" in Arabic, any arabic speaking person can easily
pronounce it.

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Old Feb 19, 2006, 11:49 AM   #17
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Wow, that place looks pretty cool as I sort of like wandering through abandon buildings. Oh, and plus I wouldn't mind having a few of those posters and banners

I wonder if a person could somehow get permission to enter and take something?

edit: after further reading of the forum I'll take the director chair please
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 01:29 PM   #18
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No, they don't. There are several characters that is present in Farsi
but not in Arabic. The pronunciation is a little bit different as well.
Yeah, yeah, but they're close enough

In that photo at least, all the characters are present in both alphabets...
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Yeah, yeah, but they're close enough
But the majority of the folks over here don't know and it is always good
to inform them with the correct facts.

Anyway, a friend of mine works in kuwait. May be I can ask her to ask
about those stuff in that abandoned store
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 03:23 PM   #20
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someone there said they think about steal the posters, my thought was that stealing a picture of Ghandi seems so wrong(steal is wrong to even if your steal a picture of a theft)
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You write Arabic and Persian right to left, right?
Arabic is written right to left
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