Opening this Friday at 10am seems like Apple has a little bit to do before the launch.
As you can see in the exterior shots the video wall has been removed and the store once again is shrouded in black curtains. The curtains by the sides of the grand staircase will be placeholders for Apple logos and the main archway will also house an Apple logo as seen by the reveal pictures.
Was going through my old MacTV archives (ahhh those were the days) and found some vintage Steve Jobs videos I thought I would post for all to enjoy.
Seems that the Apple Store, Grand Central is in its final phases before it opens. Huge scaffolds have been erected and the plain construction barrier is now shrouded to hide reconstruction the previously speculated video wall. This is an important retail launch for Apple, considering that this is going to be their largest retail store in the world – square footage wise.
I’m guessing very soon we will hear some sort of official word from Apple regarding the stores official opening date.
This has to be one of the coolest hacks I heard this month.
What is of use is that any files put into the ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder will automatically upload to iCloud and push to any other Mac you have that is signed in to the same iCloud account and has the ‘Document & Data’ iCloud preference checked. Lion even notifies you of version conflicts and allows you to resolve them when you open the document.
Well, I can tell you that the opening of the worlds largest (by square footage) Apple store is getting close to opening.
Shrouded in the typical black construction barriers, workers begin installing ThunderBolt displays on the exterior of the store.
The displays will feature information about the stores actual opening time. Designers, as shown by the picture, are working on the shrouded displays on a flip board style display – fitting of a train station.
Its no secret I love Palm. Was a Treo user since the 600 and when the Pre was announced I was blown away by how revolutionary it was. However taking a year to ship the Pre device guranteed it stillborn at launch. When HP bought Palm and all of its assets – it was a shot in the arm of the beligured smartphone maker.
Finally a company with deep pockets, distribution channels and a thirst to make it in the mobile world. With the iPaq and assorted failed Windows Mobile hardware HP was poised to make a splash. Enter Leo Apotheker – a software as a service and infrastructure CEO – who didn’t get it. In a quest to recover from the embarassing ousting of Mark Hurd, Leo slashed (potentially fatally) all of HP’s promising technologies. Palm was caught in the crossfire. Now under the leadership of Meg Whitman can Palm find a way back to the marketplace? With the $99 firesale on the (underpowered) Touchpad – it showed HP had the chops to make the number two selling tablet in the world. Guess what, the OS isn’t bad either!
Meg, this is your chance to see the world is not happy with iOS and Android. While Microsft struggles to get its footing in mobile with agressive pricing and pouring millions into innovation and the strong Palm brand you can be the number three player. In this world of millions of cellphone users, being third is extremely profitable.