CEOs in Apple stores

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  1. Rsrchr123 macrumors regular

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    Hey, I apologize for this being in the wrong section but I am curious if anyone knows if Apple has a procedure for high profile people that visit their stores. I indulged myself in a visit to the store yesterday and as I browsed, I noticed a high profile CEO walk in. He said something to one of the greeters and then was quickly whisked away to the back. I couldn't help but wonder about some gold-plated room in the back, specifically for HPP (high profile people lol) where they served wine and cheese while waiting for a repair to your device. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    Cool question, who was this CEO?
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Don't they have a personal shopper service? Probably just scheduled an appointment for that.
     
  5. Rsrchr123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll be respectful of the guy's privacy enough not to name him but he was a Fortune 500 guy. I know that doesn't narrow it down much but if you're in that group, does it really matter? I think most people were oblivious to him but he stood out because he was in a nice suit. I've heard of celebs in California and NYC stores, but I just thought it was kind of cool.
     
  6. Rsrchr123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure on the personal shopper service but it wouldn't surprise me.
     
  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    Any celebrity will receive special service. I remember seeing Dez Bryant in the North Park store in Dallas, the employees were all over him. He bought a bunch of people iPads too.
     
  8. Rsrchr123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It actually reminded me of a Frasier episode that I remember from the 90's. The brothers Crane finagled their way into an exclusive spa. While enjoying the spa, they were dismayed when a VIP walked in and was escorted to an "unknown" part of the spa reserved only for special people. They of course sneak in and it's even more elaborate and fancy than their section. Gave me a good laugh when I thought of that.
     
  9. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    Actually that got discontinued the end of last year.
     
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    The same guy thats being sued for not paying his hundreds of thousands of dollar bills. Typical.
     
  11. jellybean macrumors regular

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    This proves it. Apple Stores are run by the Stonecutters! :eek:
     
  12. Rsrchr123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    After a quick google of stonecutters, I find your comment very funny ;)
     
  13. Tharian macrumors regular

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    Interesting story. It's very possible that they could have been introducing him to their business team.

    -d
     
  14. macinnv macrumors regular

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    There was a story a few months ago talking about this. If you are a business executive or owner there are rooms in the back Of Apple stores for sales and technology consulting. The company pays a fee to use this exclusive service.
     
  15. Nicksd84 macrumors 6502

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    Interesting... Makes sense I think. The retail stores are geared towards consumer sales and experiences.
     
  16. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

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    What's the privacy issue, he was in public with his face hanging out.
    I call bs.
     
  17. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I agree ... name him or it didn't happen
     
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    So you think. ;)
     
  19. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I call BS anyway, even if a name is given. Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  20. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Anyone have experience seeing other CEOs in Apple Stores, or other stores that received special treatment?
     
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  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Many of their retail locations have business sales teams.
     
  23. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

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    Saw Howie Mandel with his family at the Apple Store in Topanga Mall last year, just sitting at one of the station getting his iPhone 4 activated. That same day, also saw Ray Romano with his family having dinner at Gyu Kaku in the same mall. People were running up to Ray to have pictures taken.
     
  24. rovex macrumors 65816

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    Who's Bill gates?
     
  25. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    I remember when a somewhat high profile customer came in, the store leader personally assisted her.

    As for celebrities, I don't think Apple will clear out a store just for him/her.
     

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