The Loop is reporting that Apple may be planning to remove large quantities of hardware and software displays from their retail stores to make room for the company’s Personal Setup service that was launched earlier this year. Here’s an excerpt: Among the products that will no longer be displayed in the retail stores are printers, […]
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Apple Retail Stores Cutting Down on Hardware and Software Displays To Make Room for Personal Mac Setup Services?

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The Loop is reporting that Apple may be planning to remove large quantities of hardware and software displays from their retail stores to make room for the company’s Personal Setup service that was launched earlier this year.
Here’s an excerpt:

Among the products that will no longer be displayed in the retail stores are printers, scanners and possible some hard drives. These peripherals will still be stocked in the store and available if a customer requests them.

At the point of sale, the Apple salesperson will still recommend the customer purchase one of those peripherals if they feel it fits in with the customerÂ’s purchase.

According to my sources, Apple is also getting rid of up to 32 game titles from its retail locations. That would reduce the number of games being displayed in the stores to around 8 per store.

So, it seems Apple is moving all of these items out of sight, but will still be offered if customers need them. This makes sense if you take into account the previous reports we’ve heard claiming Apple is cutting down on retail boxes for their software, including their MobileMe retail boxes.

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