The Apple Store: Trouble in Paradise

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, May 28, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    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. :rolleyes:
  3. macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    Apple Stores

    Paradise, certainly...... trouble, hardly. Got to keep those customers flowing. Free internet access is generous as it is - camping out with takes advantage of it.
  4. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Thank you so much! You saved me from wasting my time reading the article. Must be a very slow news day for MacBytes.
  5. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2002
    Greenville SC
    Titles for most stories nowadays are written to get Dugg
  7. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
  8. macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    Lisbon, Portugal
    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! :eek:

    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... :D
    So I just went to the nearest iMac G5 and carried on with my affairs, and no one bothered me ever since. :cool: :apple:

    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 :p ), 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. :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2007
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think you can only get 8 core mac-pros online.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2003
    I think he was making a point, but it's great that you found the need to unnecessarily correct him.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    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.

Share This Page