Rumors have been swirling regarding Apple’s scheduled retail meetings, which is slated for this Sunday. Some were going so far as to suggest that Apple could even be preparing for a product launch. However, as time moves forward, a bigger picture is coming into focus. First and foremost, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will be […]
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Apple’s Upcoming Retail Meeting to Revolve Around Minor Store Makeovers, iPad-Centric Staff Software

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Rumors have been swirling regarding Apple’s scheduled retail meetings, which is slated for this Sunday. Some were going so far as to suggest that Apple could even be preparing for a product launch. However, as time moves forward, a bigger picture is coming into focus.

First and foremost, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will be introducing several new features to their stores themselves, including a dedicated “Startup Sessions” area to help customers with, you guessed it, personal set up. They also claim that information stations next to products will now be iPad-based, along with new sound systems and visual displays. Lastly they claim that Apple will be introducing a new version of the iOS Apple Store application.

AppleInsider also claims that Apple has sent dozens of iPads to their retail stores, to be used by store employees, which are loaded with a new version of the company private, proprietary, “RetailMe” software. These iPads could even possibly be destined to replace the iPod Touch-based checkout systems currently used by retail employees

In short, this is Apple focusing solely on their retail experience and infrastructure, and not a product launch or whatever other mythical things the rumor mill was cooking up.

Image courtesy of AppleInsider.

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