Flagship Apple Store - Bathrooms, exclusive first look.

LordJezo

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With all of the world going crazy over the entrance of the new Apple store I decided that we should examine a much under-reported on section of the Apple store, it's bathrooms.

Yesterday I went to the flagship store on 5th Ave and took some pictures of the bathrooms for community discussion.

Here you go.

I feel that Steve may have over looked the much needed bathroom facilities and seemed to have stuck with a very standard design. I was hoping for much more, perhaps flat screens above the urinals to view Apple commercials on or maybe some form of iFlair, instead we are left with a few urinals and low water pressure.

Oh well, at least we can all know what to expect when we're there at 4 in the morning and need to break the seal.
 

G99

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They're average, but I like the cubicle doors ;)
They look like Apple's Pro Macs, just like a Powermac's finish. :p
 

Blue Velvet

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Not sure if I like the signage, particularly the grey triangle with the men's and tiny accessible symbol.
 

Les Kern

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Where's the picture of the first log deposited? Why no close-ups of the urinal cakes?
This is one silly thread.
 

SuperSnake2012

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So that's where the bathrooms were. :eek: I saw Steve going in there around 6pm on 5/19 so I thought that was off limits and employees only. ;)
 

JeffTL

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Most US men's loos, in my experience, don't have modesty panels between the urinals; it's a welcome feature when they are there, though.

The bathroom looks like a pretty good facility; I just hope they keep it well cleaned.
 
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Lau

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Blue Velvet said:
Not sure if I like the signage, particularly the grey triangle with the men's and tiny accessible symbol. :D
Is that some sort of standard accessibilty thing - the triangle/circle thing? It would make sense for people who were partially sighted to only have to recognise a standard shape rather than spot a detail on the figure. I haven't seen it before though. And it should be a darker colour for more contrast if it is for that reason though, surely. Maybe the designers were just a bit odd. :D
 

Chundles

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SuperSnake2012 said:
So that's where the bathrooms were. :eek: I saw Steve going in there around 6pm on 5/19 so I thought that was off limits and employees only. ;)
You should have followed him in there and delivered the classic toilet line:

"So this is where the big knobs hang out?!"
 

Blue Velvet

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Lau said:
Is that some sort of standard accessibilty thing - the triangle/circle thing?
Not in the UK. I've just done all my building's new signage so I'm overly sensitive to these matters at the mo. The triangle is strange and why the accessibility symbol is so small is also a bit odd.

Still, it's Apple. They're forgiven. :D
 
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Lau

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Blue Velvet said:
Not in the UK. I've just done all my building's new signage so I'm overly sensitive to these matters at the mo. The triangle is strange and why the accessibility symbol is so small is also a bit odd.

Still, it's Apple. They're forgiven. :D
Hmm. Our new toilets at college have a circular sign for the womens and a square for the mens, but as they don't match I assume it was unintentional, rather than out of concern for people. :D
 

tweakers_suck

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Hmmm.

I thought there would be a glass stall enclosure to match the giant glass cube entrance. And a glass partition between urinals. Why stop there? Could have installed glass entrance doors too and placed Apple logos in strategic locations for privacy.
 

mac-er

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Peterkro said:
Modesty panels between the urinals,I've never seen that before maybe it's a US thing.Aside from that it's a very clean design and looks to be low maintainance.
More often than not, bathrooms in the US have modesty panels..we don't like people to see our ding-a-lings. Men's bathrooms have strict rules of etiquette....look straight ahead or look up at the urinal, don't play with it, and absolutely no talking.

I was underwhelmed by these bathrooms. I expected more technologically advanced bathrooms. Where are the automatic flushers and sinks, the foot petals for the soap, the flat screen in front of the urinal showing Apple commercials?

They should at least have the startup chime when you step up (or sit down). :)
 

bartelby

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"Most people gave up on trying to wash their hands and walked out. Steve Jobs, shame on you. "


Isn't there a joke about Apple people not p*ssing on their hands?