Apple retail stores not yourSpace

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    Probably a good idea. I wouldn't be surprised if they started blocking lots of sites.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty sad. Hanging out at any store just to get on the internet. Esp. since it's myspace people are wasting their time with. :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Thank God if it’s true.

    Our local Apple Store is almost unapproachable on weekend evenings due to all of the kids yelling, screaming and blasting rap music from the MySpace pages. It’s a real turn off, honestly.

    They don’t have much choice. The smaller stores are running out of room, and the AppleTV display already took away three iMac computers. The iPhone display will likely take up another section. With the traffic the iPhone will generate, they can’t afford to have the stores clogged up with 13 to 16 year olds checking their MySpace pages and taking up computers that real interested buyer should be able to use.

    Thank you, Apple.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if this is the same across the board, but I remember going into my local apple store in Manchester, UK and not being able to access the apple education section of their website, a little frustrating if I want to see how much I'd get knocked off the retail price.
     
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    Definitely a good move.
     
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    I was actually using iTunes on a 20" and 24" iMac (one at a time) to test the difference in the speakers on a Saturday at an Apple Store in a local mall, and some j$#$ off trying to make airline reservations reached over me and hit the mute button, and proceeded to yell at others to turn theirs down(he was on the phone).:mad:
     
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    you could have just ask anyone (staff obviously)they would let you know
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Up until this, I have not been able to sense that they block anything. I heard a store employee complain about someone leaving porn on a machine during one visit.
     
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    I have a friend who used to work at an Apple Store and when people were on MySpace he'd go over to them and make them get off. I remeber once someone asked someone at the stor if they person could connect their own iPod to get the music from computers. :rolleyes:
     
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    I've been on MR in an Apple Store before, though I don't know about now.
     
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    ahah wow now that just deserves a slap on the face....:eek:
     
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    I for one support the ban. MySpace is a cesspool of deviants, ne'er-do-well's, misfits, and sexual piranhas. And those pages are so flashy and loud they could send even a mild-tempered passerby into an epileptic state. Better Apple should associate itself with classier websites, and send these MySpacers off to the Dell Boutique!
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    If I go to Macrumors at the store I use the "private browsing" thing in Safari lol..
     
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    They have my full support! I think its a great idea!
     
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    What a moron. If you're gonna take their music, you damn well shouldn't tell the employees...:rolleyes:
     
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    I was actually at a Comp USA store and my ipod had gotten partially erased and the apple guy there plugged it in, reformatted it, and put like 100 songs from an iMac onto my ipod!! I then ripped them from the ipod back to my Mac at home!! LOL! I didn't even ask him to do this, I just wanted him to look at it while I was there buying a Powerbook a few years ago.
     
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    Not everyone on myspace is like that. I admit some are, but not all. Many of my friends and I are on myspace. It is a good place to reconnect with friends you have not seen in a long time. It is also a good place to find out about happenings in your area and to promote your business.
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    Most of the people who are coming into the Apple Store to use MySpace are low lifes, however.
     
  22. macrumors Core

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    good move, and totally understandable. the only sites that i'd be upset with apple blocking access to are standard email sites like gmail. its nice to be able to check it quick if you're stopping by. :p
     
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    I agree, I think that writing an email is a pretty good way to test out the keyboard, which is legitimate, also you're hardly gonna spend hours on GMail.
     
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    Changing from PC to Mac was a *really big* step for me but I was told how friendly the MacBots were so I popped along to my nearest :apple: store, Regents Street - London.

    All I can say is it's probably the largest Internet enabled transport cafe I have ever seen. That said however I, being the nosey type, chatted to several of them in order to find out a little bit more about the :apple: experience. Two of the people I spoke to, in limited English, admited that they didn't actually own a computer just worked close by and used it to communicate with friends and family.

    Once I grabbed a MacBot and told him I wanted to leave with a MacBook Pro *today* he soon cleared some space. Better still I have been out with the South African girl he kicked off the first machine twice.

    Live, learn, ENJOY!
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    ...reasonably undistorted reflection of offline reality. Any large enough collection of people will show the same pattern. And media attention will unfortunately -- albeit predictably -- focus on the garish and extreme.

    That said, the people who would abuse the internet connectivity of a retail store will probably tend to fall nearer the extreme. Again, it's a common pattern, as the relative few ruin it for everyone.
     

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