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US Apple Stores planning mass meetings around June 24th

updated 09:41 am EDT, Mon June 18, 2012

Some stores may need rare offsite meeting spaces

A number of Apple Stores around the US are said to be planning "all-hands-on-deck" meetings on or close to June 24th, according to sources for AppleInsider. Stores not holding their meetings on the 24th may be doing so because of local events scheduled for the same day. In some cases, the scale of the meetings is expected to force them to third-party venues.

One source says that a flagship store in Boston -- presumably the Boylston Street location -- is looking to rent out a local theater for its meeting, which should host over 200 workers and run from 8 to 11PM Eastern on the 24th. The gathering will allegedly require "a projector, audio for the presenter and also computer hookup/audio." It's anticipated that none of the meetings will need a live video feed from Apple's Cupertino headquarters, based on the staggered schedules and the claim that "at least one" offsite assembly doesn't appear to need an Internet connection.

It's rare for Apple Stores to schedule full-scale offsite events. The purpose of the upcoming meetings is unknown, although it is speculated that they could be used to formally introduce workers to Apple's new head of retail, John Browett, who only joined the company in April. Alternately, they could be used to prepare for the launch of OS X Mountain Lion in July.




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  1. mac_in_tosh

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    Mountain Lion

    > Alternately, they could be used to prepare for the launch of OS X Mountain Lion in July.

    Yeah, get them ready for all the bugs that will be popping up once its launched, like after the Lion launch. Apple, please stop these incessant OS changes that lead to more problems than benefits.

  1. Rance

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    OR...

    in much less dramatic fashion, this could just be the standard (attendance mandatory) quarterly retail staff meeting.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    really?

    although it is speculated that they could be used to formally introduce workers to Apple's new head of retail, John Browett, who only joined the company in April.

    And while I'm sure it would make John Browett feel good to have all those people schmooze over him, I sincerely doubt anyone but upper management of any of the stores could really give a rat's a** about the head of retail.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Re: Mountain Lion

    Yeah, get them ready for all the bugs that will be popping up once its launched, like after the Lion launch. Apple, please stop these incessant OS changes that lead to more problems than benefits.

    And it's not even the 'big' changes that irritate the people most. It's the little stupid things, like ripping out 'real' scroll bars for iOS ones (sans arrows - or even scroll bars!), like people should just intrinsically know there's more content and they need to scroll. Or how they keep s******* around with the under-the-hood stuff so that existing drivers and software just don't work anymore ("Upgrade to Lion, get all new peripherals!").

    Although the thing they do that irritate me the most is how they never announce a blasted negative thing, even as a minor notation. I recall when 10.5 was in developer previews and beta, and it omitted classic, everyone said "No worry! Apple just didn't include it because it doesn't need to be tested!". But, no, it was gone. Even though Apple's web site said "Leopard, runs all your programs!" when it should have read "all your OS X native programs".

    And 10.7 comes out, and Rosetta is missing. And the defenders of the faith tell us that Apple did warn us this was coming, by not installing it by default in the previous version. Or how we should have known Carbon wasn't going 64 bit, because Apple told developers in 2000 that Cocoa was 'the future'. It goes on and on. No need for a road map, Apple expects their developers and partners to be psychic!

  1. ctt61

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Testudo

    Testudo, Apple news and stuffs must be the O2 that you need to keep you going everyday. LOL

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