updated 11:35 am EDT, Mon March 26, 2012
Calims glass doors a hazard to elderly
A woman from Queens, New York is suing Apple for $1 million after smashing into the glass door of a Long Island Apple Store, says CBS. Evelyn Paswall is 83, and says she broke her nose on the door because she didn't realize she was walking into glass. The lawsuit claims that Apple was "negligent...in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning."
An attorney for Paswall, Derek T. Smith, is quoted as saying that "Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd, but on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people." As of Saturday, Apple's Manhasset, New York store now has warning strips to signal where the glass begins.
Glass facades are a signature element of Apple Stores, but have caused other problems for the company in the past. The biggest issue has been robbery; on a number of occasion thieves have simply broken the glass and walked out with thousands of dollars in electronics.