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Apple retail prepping for another visual change next week

updated 11:05 pm EDT, Sat June 18, 2011

Apple stores prep visual overnight yet again

Apple is gearing up another one of its overnight visual overhauls for Tuesday in what could be a sign of another product launch. A leak has pointed to an update this coming Tuesday night for an unveiling Wednesday. The 9to5 contacts mentioned some stores getting boxes as well, but whether these are display supplies or products isn't evident.

One possible candidate is a set of giant book replica displays designed to promote teamwork with the Teach for America Foundation that would bring iPads to classrooms. The extra boxes could be supporting elements.

New Macs aren't likely to be part of the mix given Apple's widely suspected plan to wait until Lion to ship new Macs. They don't, however, preclude Apple launching new AirPort and Time Capsule routers or another product that doesn't depend on Lion to work. Apple could also be simply changing the focus of its store promos on new themes or to more directly push its back-to-school deal.

Supplies have been running low primarily of AirPort routers but have also touched Mac minis.

by MacNN Staff



  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I wonder if it will be easy for Apple to invade

    the American school system with iPads. There seems to be quite a bit of opposition from the "open OS" camp and how Apple will be harming education by selling schools over-priced iPads. The Android camp obviously wants to sell the fragmented Honeycomb tablet systems to schools because children will have access to Adobe Flash internet sites. Such stupidity. It will really be something if the iPad becomes a staple device of U.S. education and I'm not sure how Apple could meet such a demand. Apple would then certainly be able to stifle Wall Street's doubt about long-term growth.

  1. Flyonzewall

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple Store down today (Sunday GMT)

    Apple Store has been down for about four hours now with the usual "we are busy updating the store for you and will be back soon". Probably just maintenance...but who knows!

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    please.. new mac pro
    please be new mac pro
    please be new mac pro
    please be new mac pro...

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  1. facebook_Michael

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Jun 2011


    Apple is Racist

    i think Apple is racist with the placement of its Apple stores. there are no Apple stores close to the black community. the stores are always located far far away in white mans land. brothers have to drive 40 miles just to see a genius for support when white customers can walk to the store.

    apple also doesnt employ many african americans and their commercials rarely have blacks in them. steve jobs has no black executives in his company and no outreach to the black community. brothers need to rise up and stop supporting this company by purchasing iphones and ipads until something is done to address the inequality.

    apple you can do better than this. make a difference today.

  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Apple is racist

    Just because there was no black employee visible at the time you visited your closest Apple Store a mere 40 miles away, doesn't mean that all Apple Stores are represented. Try living in Alabama where there are only 2 Apple Stores for the whole state. Boo hoo, 40 miles.

    And by the way, how do plan to hurt Apple financially when you're telling the brothers to BUY iphones and ipads.

    Just saying..

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