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  • Mystery Surrounds Apple's Decision to Close Stores Early Next Weekend


    Does this have something to do with a new product launch? Or is this merely about a pre-holiday sales rush plan? With the holidays approaching quickly and Apple pulling out all the stops to ensure blockbuster sales in the final quarter of 2013, there are plenty of reasons why Apple has decided to close retail stores early next weekend.

    It should be noted, however, that the unorthodox closing times are global in nature. From North America to Europe and down through Asia, Apple stores across the planet are poised to shut their doors earlier than usual next weekend.

    The effort clearly suggests retail preparations are being made company-wide. With the Retina iPad mini coming later this month and the Mac Pro coming in December, there are many good reasons for why Apple is taking measures to prepare its retail front line for what's coming. Nonetheless, the move is unusual for Apple, which rarely changes closing times in anticipation of new products hitting shelves.

    Even more peculiar is the fact that (as of this writing) U.S. stores will not be closed early by Apple. This effort is purely international in scope.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mystery Surrounds Apple's Decision to Close Stores Early Next Weekend started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      LOL Maybe it's a hostile takeover! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😲
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      I heard that they are adding a Samsung corner in every Apple store as part of a new collaboration effort with Samsung. I'm happy the two are finally getting along.
    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      We are just installing new display areas for iPads and iPhone with new store layout to handle crowd control.
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Preparing for a massive cut in prices where the iphone will be sold at the same price as the more advanced Samsung Galaxy!!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      My guess is that they're going to rip out all the wood veneer elements in order to make their stores look more iOS 7 compatible.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      I heard that they are adding a Samsung corner in every Apple store as part of a new collaboration effort with Samsung. I'm happy the two are finally getting along.
      That's straight bs. Two companies can get along without the other one trying to endorse their competition. Also this would never happen.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      That's straight bs. Two companies can get along without the other one trying to endorse their competition. Also this would never happen.
      You obviously don't know what you are talking about; Samsung and Apple love each other.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      You obviously don't know what you are talking about; Samsung and Apple love each other.
      Lol

      Apple generally shuts their stores down early for a product launch that requires a bit of remodeling. Have done so historically about this time of year going back to their entrance in retail. The fact that its international only could have something to do with that time off Tim Cook promised, but id stake it on a remodel.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      Lol
      Thank you, I didn't think my joke was that subtle.
    1. TheInformer's Avatar
      TheInformer -
      Maybe Apple's trying to figure out why in Best Buy stores, the big Samsung display right by the door is better than the medium sized Apple display in the rear of the store.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Yeah it's just a re-fit. Samsung shop in shops make apples look dated but I hear apples new design is really good.