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Old May 28, 2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Old May 28, 2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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What a strangely misleading title. I thought it was going to be serving some sort of statistic or number showing that the Apple Store's fortune was beginning to turn.

Instead I read a largely useless article containing a washover of the history of the Apple Store and finally, at the very end, hit the meat of the article. It's in regard to the MySpace lockdown.

"Trouble in Paradise," indeed.
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Paradise, certainly...... trouble, hardly. Got to keep those customers flowing. Free internet access is generous as it is - camping out with MySpace.com takes advantage of it.
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Old May 28, 2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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What a strangely misleading title. I thought it was going to be serving some sort of statistic or number showing that the Apple Store's fortune was beginning to turn.

Instead I read a largely useless article containing a washover of the history of the Apple Store and finally, at the very end, hit the meat of the article. It's in regard to the MySpace lockdown.

"Trouble in Paradise," indeed.
Thank you so much! You saved me from wasting my time reading the article. Must be a very slow news day for MacBytes.
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Old May 28, 2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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When I went into the London one recently to buy a MBP, I couldn't get near a machine... I also wanted to check out the ACDs as we'll be buying some for work and all of them had people in front of them checking their email and dicking around.

I don't really like the Apple Store in Regent Street. Staff that ignore or patronise you, many products poorly displayed and some rip-off prices for accessories. Mind you, it is one of the best places to buy a stock config Mac if you know exactly what you want as they seem to have plenty of stock.
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What a strangely misleading title. I thought it was going to be serving some sort of statistic or number showing that the Apple Store's fortune was beginning to turn.

Instead I read a largely useless article containing a washover of the history of the Apple Store and finally, at the very end, hit the meat of the article. It's in regard to the MySpace lockdown.

"Trouble in Paradise," indeed.
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Old May 28, 2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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That was a mess of an article.
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Old May 28, 2007, 05:19 PM   #8
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When I was in NY in April '05, I recall being removed, on the SoHo Apple Store, from a PowerMac G5 that was on display, connected to a 30'' ACD (the only one on the entire place at the time, if I'm not mistaken), because the employee wanted to give a demo to another customer... The guy even told me to remove my iPod Shuffle from the ACD's USB hub (at the time, my full-size iPod was a 3G with a FireWire charger so I had to charge its little brother on the store)... The horror!

But heck, the guy was preety reasonable about it. Suffice to say, I was just checking my mail and IM'ing on that glorious 2560x1600 canvas...
So I just went to the nearest iMac G5 and carried on with my affairs, and no one bothered me ever since.

Anyway, at the time, there were already many people camping on the tables, myself included (I think I went there almost everyday, as if on an obsessive-compulsive pilgrimage, but I ended up buying a box of iPod Socks, so I guess I eventually paid for the bandwidth ), so I can only imagine how crowded the stores will be when the iPhone is launched. Nevertheless, the staff will be properly trained and ready by then, so this article is nothing but a huge, steaming pile of FUD.
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The Apple Stores that I visit have enough computers so that computer-hogging is never really a problem. The bandwidth issue I have experienced, however. It is quite a turnoff to have a snazzy 8-core Mac Pro take forever to load a web page.
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The Apple Stores that I visit have enough computers so that computer-hogging is never really a problem. The bandwidth issue I have experienced, however. It is quite a turnoff to have a snazzy 8-core Mac Pro take forever to load a web page.
I think you can only get 8 core mac-pros online.
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I think you can only get 8 core mac-pros online.
I think he was making a point, but it's great that you found the need to unnecessarily correct him.
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To me, that article had no direction. He found some stats and some zombie pictures and tried to make them fit. That was a pointless article.
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