1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar


    The 10th Anniversary of Apple opening their first retail store is this weekend, and the rumors about possible special commemorative events is reaching a boil.

    Apple Stores across the country have an all-hands employee meeting scheduled for May 22 at 7 a.m. According to MacStories they received the follow statement from a trusted Apple source.

    Store meetings at 7AM Sunday across United States. Unusual time. Expecting some announcement. All stores, brand-wide US. Don't know about other countries.
    While meetings like this aren't uncommon, speculation across the web has been running rampant that Apple will be planning a series of activities and events to celebrate the 10th anniversary. While it would seem odd for Apple to break tradition and reveal a major production launch without the WWDC Keynote or scheduled event, Boy Genius Report received the following information from a trusted Apple Source about this weekends events.

    • There’s an overnight shift planned for around 10-15 individuals at each Apple Store to work from late Saturday all the way through mid-Sunday.
    • During the overnight shift, it’s going to be required that employees lock cell phones in the main office. They will also have to sign an NDA with Apple.
    • There are a wide variety of roles, we’re told, for the overnight shift. This includes all visuals staff, a manager, a business team member, a few Genius team members, one back-of-house employee, and a few generic Apple specialists.
    • Apple stores have apparently already received hardware to install, and are expecting more hardware to come on Friday or Saturday. All materials that Apple stores have received have been instructed to be under lock and key until after close on Saturday night.
    • Apple employees will be putting up black curtains at all stores so that people walking outside cannot see inside.
    • Employees have had to download gigabytes of data from Apple corporate labeled, “training” in a password-protected zipped folder that won’t accessible to managers or anyone else until Saturday afternoon.
    • Lastly, all Apple retail stores have mandatory meetings on Sunday, May 22nd. Most meeting are scheduled for the morning, but there are evening meetings as well.
    I'm as clueless as the next when it comes to guessing what Apple has planned this weekend. However, if it requires this much preparation, it might be worth stopping by your local Apple Store to find out come this weekend.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed there will be giant inflatable iMac jumping pits. Or bobbing for iPods. Or drop the google earth pin on the hipster.

    Are any Modmyi members employed by an Apple retail store? If so, is there anything you can tell us about the upcoming event?

    Sources: MacStories and BGR
    2011-05-16 09:33 PM
  2. mariojas's Avatar
    Back to school special, anybody?
    2011-05-16 09:43 PM
  3. steve-z17's Avatar
    There's only one explanation for all this, Apple must have figured out a way to build a store within a store within a store! They need all that equipment to go three stores deep! It's all making sense now!

    But seriously, I have no idea..
    Last edited by steve-z17; 2011-05-16 at 11:28 PM.
    2011-05-16 09:49 PM
  4. Timstanley's Avatar
    There will be employee surgery behind the curtains. They will all get an ipad on the chest!
    2011-05-16 09:53 PM
  5. gameviper's Avatar
    I work at AT&T but nothing here so far..
    2011-05-16 09:56 PM
  6. prestonljensen's Avatar
    TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF APPLE RETAIL STORES...probably something to do with that..
    2011-05-16 09:59 PM
  7. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Back to school specials don't start until the fall when the new iPod line is released generally. The fact that they have special "hardware" peaks my interest.
    2011-05-16 10:09 PM
  8. trentmorris's Avatar
    "Special hardware" could be just about anything. From exciting new retail products (doubtful), to floor displays and decoration. I'll bet they're simply preparing a new visual experience to celebrate their landmark.
    2011-05-16 10:33 PM
  9. flaccid_member's Avatar
    hahaaephaohfshahahha!

    I'll tell you what's going to happen....NOTHING

    mark my words and shoot your source.
    2011-05-16 10:39 PM
  10. chaingang54's Avatar
    There's only one explanation for this: Southpark HUMANCENTiPAD

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HumancentiPad
    Last edited by chaingang54; 2011-05-17 at 01:31 AM.
    2011-05-16 10:42 PM
  11. phoenix81's Avatar
    TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF APPLE RETAIL STORES...probably something to do with that..
    Watch out everyone, Holmes is on the case!!
    2011-05-16 10:49 PM
  12. ICydiaify's Avatar
    I think the iPhone 5 or something like that will be released
    2011-05-16 10:56 PM
  13. sub zero's Avatar
    Watch out everyone, Holmes is on the case!!
    He wrote that because gameviper wrote this.."I work at AT&T but nothing here so far.." DUMBASS
    2011-05-16 11:17 PM
  14. Mbeck0265's Avatar
    Maybe the realease of Ip4 for Sprint and T-mobile
    2011-05-16 11:24 PM
  15. RICO_'s Avatar
    1% off all iDevices (0.5% for iPad 2)

    Free Steve Jobs bobble-head with any purchase.
    2011-05-17 12:48 AM
  16. The Man of Sand's Avatar
    Free Steve Jobs bobble-head with any purchase.
    Lol I want one of those now.
    2011-05-17 12:59 AM
  17. Shanks12's Avatar
    hahaaephaohfshahahha!

    I'll tell you what's going to happen....NOTHING

    mark my words and shoot your source.
    I don't know about anyone else... But I can't take advice from someone named flaccid
    2011-05-17 01:07 AM
  18. gameviper's Avatar
    He wrote that because gameviper wrote this.."I work at AT&T but nothing here so far.." DUMBASS
    Hey dumb **** I was saying that because of any iphone speculation.
    2011-05-17 01:11 AM
  19. Go Gators's Avatar
    They're trying to build the hype up again because they know the iPhone 4s is going to be a huge disappointment so they're redirecting everyone's attention elsewhere. It's all marketing and Steve Jobs is great at it.
    2011-05-17 01:20 AM
  20. Stumbows's Avatar
    I wonder if they are going to do something special in the other countries? Or do you think it's just for the US?
    2011-05-17 01:23 AM
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