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Apple new store

  1. May 19, 2006 #1

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  3. May 19, 2006 #2

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    I'll have to check it out when I'm there next week! (Or maybe I shouldn't...I might not be able to resist buying things if they get me drooling over too much all in one place.)
     
  4. May 19, 2006 #3
    Man are you kidding me Zz, Apple has the sexiest marketing of any company I have ever seen, and that's saying a lot.

    My Ipod came in a box so nice it was sad to open it. Ergonomic, yummy.
     
  5. May 19, 2006 #4

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    Looks great on the outside. Unfortunately, given my severe acrophobia, I'd never be able to get onto that staircase. :frown:
     
  6. May 19, 2006 #5
    And I thought that was the entire store. A voyeur's dream. I got an invite to their opening on fifth avenue tonight. They will be giving away a new Macbook every hour for 24 hours straight, too bad I won't make it.
     
  7. May 19, 2006 #6
    Wow, it looks astonishing. I'm going to be there tomorrow :P
    Thanks for info zz,
     
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    That is so cool!
     
  9. May 19, 2006 #8

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    My first impression was "Those who live in glass houses . . . .", the second impression was "I wonder how it is to the nearest rock or brick?" :biggrin:

    My third impression was "I wonder what is the probability of something falling or crashing into that structure." :rolleyes:

    It just looks so inviting to someone with a brink in the hand - not that I am suggesting that anyone should to do that. :uhh:
     
  10. May 19, 2006 #9
    Yeah I kinda agree about the appearance looking fragile. And it's in the city... Does look awesome though.
     
  11. May 19, 2006 #10

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    I expect the glass is tempered and is a possibly laminated with some polycarbonate.

    The other thought was - they must have one heck of a window cleaning bill. :rofl:

    Well perhaps not. It's not that big.:tongue:

    It's half a block from the SE corner of Central Park - high rent area - but seemingly appropriate for Apple.
     
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  12. May 19, 2006 #11

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    In that area, I'd hate to see what they pay for rent. I bet you're not going to be finding any bargains there. Apple does have some of the most kick ass industrial designers today.
     
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    The big apple, in the big apple. Ironic.
     
  14. May 19, 2006 #13

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    You bore me, but you're MUCH (MUCHMUCHMUCHMUCHMUCHMUCHMUCH) better than a certain pengwuino who i despise
     
  15. May 19, 2006 #14

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    Dang! They wouldn't happen to still be having any promotions like that on Monday or Tuesday, would they? I'll be in NYC Mon and Tues, and will definitely stop in if there's a chance of winning a free computer! :biggrin:

    I LOVE the new Mac commercials. :rofl: Have you seen them? There's one where it's two guys (one in a stuffy business suit, who is the PC, and one in casual jeans and untucked shirt, who is the Mac...I'm sure it's no coincidence that they chose an actor to be the PC who looks a bit like Bill Gates...somewhat anyway), and the guy who is the PC starts sneezing, and saying how he's catching the latest virus, and warns the other guy to stay away, and the other guy says something like, "I'm a Mac, it's not a problem," and grabs a tissue and wipes the PC guy's nose. :rofl:

    Then, the other one is them being all buddy buddy, talking about how they formed a network together, and how well they get along, etc., and then this pretty Japanese woman walks in, and the Mac guy starts talking to her in Japanese, and the PC guy is incredulous..."You speak her language?" The mac guy answers, "of course," ...she's some new Japanese photo printer.

    It's just hilarious. They definitely have a great advertising firm working for them. I haven't seen commercials I've liked that much in a long time!
     
  16. May 19, 2006 #15
    You could try. But seeing that glass entrance way is a reward in itself.

    Apple is very good in marketing their products. Do you remember the whole Think propaganda? where they showed Einstein and some other great geniuses in black and white, and there was a Think different message at the end. It's some sort of subliminal message to whoever buys the Mac - you're a rebel, troublemaker, round pegs in the square holes aka as "people who push the human race forward." :rofl: I love it

    Link: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/redlightrunner/thinkdifferent.mov

    Link: http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
     
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  17. May 20, 2006 #16

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    It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!:!!) :!!) :!!)
     
  18. May 20, 2006 #17

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    I'm guessing the bathroom is not on the ground floor?! :rofl:
     
  19. May 20, 2006 #18

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    I'm thinking it's a great design for theft-prevention. People can look in the windows and be tempted by the products on display, but unlike traditional store fronts, nobody can do a smash and grab on it. And, with being able to see everything in the store so clearly, no way for a thief to hide if they did break in.
     
  20. May 20, 2006 #19

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    While you're at 5th Ave, Moonbie, don't forget to visit the World of Disney store! They have pins that are exclusive only to that store there! You could even do pin-trading with the cast members.

    <jealous>

    Zz.
     
  21. May 20, 2006 #20

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    Disney Store: 711 5th Ave - between 55th and 56th, three blocks south from Apple on 5th Ave. (0.18 mi)

    <jealous> Yeah, Zz you are looking a little green. :biggrin:

    Maybe MB can take a picture of the Disney store for you.
     
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