Why would Apple Close there biggest store for half a day...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Taylor-C, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011

    Basically, Apple is closing it's Covent Garden store (its biggest I think) to stream the event tomorrow. The store will close at 3.30pm, 5 and a half hours before the usual time.

    Why would Apple close one of its biggest and busiest stores (and get press from all over the EU to go there) if there was not something major being announced tomorrow.

    Maybe iPhone 5 (redesign)... maybe not. We will find out tomorrow.

    Sorry if this has already been posted!
  2. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Was it a nice rock, the one you have been living under? ;)
  3. cheesesteak22 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2011
    If you ask anyone at apple whatever phone they release tomorrow will be a "major redesign" and warrants stopping time so the whole world can observe. That's how they generate all the lust for their products. Not to mention that they will probably have test units at the store for the european press to play with and won't want customers in there while that is going on.
  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Yeah but Apple has never closed a store early to do the UK streaming...they've usually held it off site in the past for press.
  5. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Maybe because this is the first iPhone launch that Covent Garden has been open for, and they want to show it off?
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Are you being sarcastic or live under a rock?
  8. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    nope, they did it inthe regent street store a coupla years ago.
  9. sephyleader2 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011
    two things. considering the store is in london, I'm pretty sure anyone that really needs to go to an apple store at that time in london will go to one of the many other locations available in the city, the regent street one is also huge.

    and second of all, with all the publicity and press this will get, apple really wouldn't need to care less about one of their store being closed for half the day.. if that...

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