updated 02:47 pm EST, Fri January 31, 2014
Santa Monica store dealing with misplaced sensors
Apple Stores are using "sniffer" sensors to detect and remove dangerous or unpleasant odors, according to workers at the company's Third Street Promenade outlet in Santa Monica (pictured). Some people have complained that the shop smells like body odor, especially in the early morning. One employee explains that the location's sniffers are placed high in the building, which means that they aren't triggering the ventilation system as quickly as they should.
Some other stores are said to have odor problems as well. While those problems are mostly superficial, aside from possibly discouraging shoppers, the sniffers are also meant to protect against things like carbon monoxide poisoning. No serious incidents have been reported.