Did the Apple Store help you divide to buy a MBP?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 3, 2011
The great state of Texas
Apple makes a big deal about store openings. They also put a lot of effort into design. Did the store impact your purchase of an Apple product? Would you feel the same if all they had were corner sections of Walmart? Maybe that's were Palm and Blackberry made there biggest mistake, fancy stores. Or does it come down to form and function. I noticed that Micorsoft and Samsung have followed the Apple model to a small degree.
Microsoft Store Opens Saturday In Westfarms Mall

Samsung Decides to Build Its Own Stores

Apple Store Fifth Avenue

PS - There was a command you put into form post to keep all the images Maintain the Aspect Ratio. Can someone remind me want it is.
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macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
Your pictures, although very nice, don't add to your post - your questions did not need any pictures. Unless you could show some other companies stores/retail spaces that you mentioned.


macrumors member
Mar 3, 2014
It's about Apple retail and the title is about MacBook Pro not the Mac Pro. I don't Like the Apple store so I won't step foot in one of them, If I were to buy a new Mac tomorrow it's be from the online store.

Reno Richter

macrumors member
May 31, 2012
If I relied solely on my local Apple Store to make my buying decisions I would have probably switched to windows by now. They don't bother to listen to your questions and treat everybody like they have never seen an Apple product before. When they finally get around to understanding you have been using, hacking, modify Apple desktops going back to the original MacPlus, laptops, servers iphone, ipods, ipads and even Newtons you realize they don't know the answer to your questions and or actually several times have mis-stated the products specs.

My local Apple retail store is the place of last resort if I need anything or if I need to make a buying decision. I hate going there.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 28, 2008
Not in the slightest, I go into my local Apple Store knowing what I want already. Try and get in and out with as little questions asked as possible.

They seem to think it strange that a mac mini 2009 with 8Gb RAM, SSD and a DroboPro for Storage makes a perfectly good iTunes/Elgato system, and why don't I feel the need to upgrade yet.


macrumors newbie
Mar 18, 2014
makes zero difference BUT

It's still important in an intangible way and is probably the reason that I'm loyal to them as a customer. Apple is a very intelligent company, though I do wish they'd stop advertising so much. Good companies don't need to advertise.


Staff member
May 3, 2009
I did my research before going to the store. The apple store helped me insofar as I got to try the models I was interested in, but the design, layout and even the salesmen did not impact my purchase decisions.