updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri June 12, 2009
New Apple Store design
Apple's new Scottsdale Quarter retail store uses a radically different design in some respects, observers note. Ceilings in the building are approximately 20 feet high, and lined with a 75-foot long skylight, reducing dependence on artificial lighting. Aiding the skylight is an all-glass front and rear, permitting visitors to see directly through the store.
Inside the outlet is said to have a 50-foot Genius Bar, in theory allowing more customers to be served simultaneously while getting repairs or other help. Some of the shop will occasionally be set aside for Pro Labs, the training program devoted to professional Apple software such as Aperture, Logic and Final Cut. Doors are set to open this Friday night at 6PM.