updated 08:10 am EDT, Mon July 14, 2003
Apple is expected to open a of the Apple Store Walnut Creek over the weekend as well as brief report:
"Overall, a very nice experience -- I'd recommend at least once in your life experiencing the 'coolness' of a new store, as well as that hey-we're-400th-in- line-chatting-with-a-stranger-yet-also-fellow-Mac-enthusiast feeling. It felt like lining up for a rock concert (and everyone gets to wear the t-shirt the next day). This Apple Store is pristine, very hands-on, and just had that exciting "1st Day / 1st Hour" feel filled with people who you knew were there for more than just a free t-shirt.
"I think my favorite things were the inclusion of the new iSight cameras activated in various corners of the store (and roaming atop powerbooks, too), the iPod / iTunes Music Store displays, and also the prevalence of dozens of (extra) employees -- many from other stores were there to help -- who really made an increased support presence and feeling of community throughout the store."