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One More Thing For Apple Stores: Food?

timothy posted about 3 years ago | from the durn-good-idea dept.

Iphone 176

mattnyc99 writes "Esquire raises an interesting question on iPhone 5 day: What if Apple stores had cafes? From an analyst cited in the article: 'In line with the Genius Bar concept, I could see them taking a part of the store and making it a café atmosphere where customers could interact with technology in a relaxed environment.'"

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Yes and the food should contain sterilants and GMO (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600242)

as we know all Apple apologists and good little globalists would enjoy!

Re:Yes and the food should contain sterilants and (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600396)

Then you will see it on the news when some moron is crying about the fact that he got thrown out by a manager because he didn't buy anything.

Just like that fag crying because he can't go sit in a starbuck without buying anything because he think that everyone own him a free internet connection and a place to sleep.

Ha! (-1, Troll)

Extremus (1043274) | about 3 years ago | (#37600244)

You would have to have a compatible, expansive iMouth to eat their even more expansive iFood.

Re:Ha! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600334)

... expansive ...

Like a balloon?

Re:Ha! (1)

Tsingi (870990) | about 3 years ago | (#37600800)

... expansive ...

Like a balloon?

Like ...expensive...

Re:Ha! (1)

SleazyRidr (1563649) | about 3 years ago | (#37601262)

Just imagine how expensive an expansive mouth would be.

Re:Ha! (2)

dead_user (1989356) | about 3 years ago | (#37601472)

Just ask Julia Roberts.

Re:Ha! (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 3 years ago | (#37600380)

Heh I just had this picture in my head of an Android Coffee shop that sells cheap coffee. Just before they hand you the coffee they beg and plead for you to put money in the tip jar!

Re:Ha! (1)

ShavedOrangutan (1930630) | about 3 years ago | (#37600464)

And there are ads everywhere you look.

Re:Ha! (1)

rufty_tufty (888596) | about 3 years ago | (#37600548)

And they keep telling you that they'll tell you what's in it so you can make your own at home, but then hide all the recipe books.

Re:Ha! (1)

DrgnDancer (137700) | about 3 years ago | (#37600804)

It's not Java! Stop calling it that, you'll get me in trouble!

Re:Ha! (2)

Adriax (746043) | about 3 years ago | (#37600814)

Open Source coffee shop might actually be a good gimmick.
Cheap coffee and some baked goods, but have the recipe book out for people to look at. Could take suggestions from people on how to modify the recipes, which should eventually lead to a recipe tuned perfectly for the local preferences.

Do the roasting for the coffee on site too, and sell the raw beans to people who want to do the roasting themselves.

Re:Ha! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601124)

Do you want to change the world ... or come with me and sell hot water?

Re:Ha! (1)

polymeris (902231) | about 3 years ago | (#37601052)

Heh I just had this picture in my head of an Android Coffee shop that sells cheap coffee.

Were they serve only Java coffee. Almost Java anyways.

Re:Ha! (1)

vlm (69642) | about 3 years ago | (#37601304)

You would have to have a compatible, expansive iMouth to eat their even more expansive iFood.

My guess is the "iMouth" would be a new model iPhone/iPod/iPad/mac laptop with NFC micropayment hardware, and the store would literally only accept the NFC micropayments for the iFood. No cash, no CC, no checks, just the new NFC thing. Probably if you buy a new iPhone in person at a iFood store you'd get a $5 credit with the expectation you'd immediately use it to buy iFood to get that first initial experience with the new NFC thing.

Also, anyone who's ever bought iProducts has noticed the packaging is beyond crazy, so expect your coffee to come in some weird three dimensional plastic sculpture and your donut to come in some elaborate clear plastic puzzle that takes 15 minutes to open.

First post reserved for Dr. Bob (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600250)

What's your opinion on this?

Re:First post reserved for Dr. Bob (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600564)

He's off his game today. Must be having back problems.

Re:First post reserved for Dr. Bob (1)

desdinova 216 (2000908) | about 3 years ago | (#37601446)

I thought he only posted in medical related threads?

Good place for ./ers to meet chicks? (1)

taiwanjohn (103839) | about 3 years ago | (#37600266)

I'm sure this would be successful, at least in some markets. It would fit right in with the coffee-shop/bookstore theme that has been popular for quite a while.

Re:Dotslashers? (1)

taiwanjohn (103839) | about 3 years ago | (#37600316)

Sorry about the typo...

Re:Dotslashers? (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 3 years ago | (#37600740)

-bash: ./ers: No such file or directory

Re:Good place for ./ers to meet chicks? (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 3 years ago | (#37600610)

Yeah. I'm sure a bunch of opinionated nerds hanging around an Apple store telling the ladies why they're wasting their money and trying to push Android on them will get them all sorts of boo-tay.

Re:Good place for ./ers to meet chicks? (2)

idontgno (624372) | about 3 years ago | (#37600868)

Good point.

If 25 years of marriage have taught me anything, it is this: a woman digs a dude who tells them in exhausting and pedantic detail why they, the woman, are wrong.

Now, if only my wife would learn that lesson...

Re: (1)

taiwanjohn (103839) | about 3 years ago | (#37601228)

Chicks who prefer the "Apple Cafe" over Starbucks ought to count as "geekier" than the average... It's not much, I know, but perhaps the best chance an average /.er can hope for.

Alcohol would help sales (2, Informative)

Barryke (772876) | about 3 years ago | (#37600274)

Alcohol would help sales as it increases the chance of making impulse decisions.

Re:Alcohol would help sales (3, Funny)

Monchanger (637670) | about 3 years ago | (#37600314)

I was thinking Apple would be more likely to utilize Kool-aid. *ducks*

Re:Alcohol would help sales (1)

sleeepy2 (2318690) | about 3 years ago | (#37600758)

Heh heh.

Re:Alcohol would help sales (1)

Hijacked Public (999535) | about 3 years ago | (#37600862)

Apple wishes its brand identity were so strong that some remarkable incident could occur involving someone else's product, but people discussing the incident would substitute an Apple product instead.

Re:Alcohol would help sales (1, Flamebait)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#37600556)

As smug and loudmouthed as they are sober, the thought of them drunk scares the shit out of me.

Re:Alcohol would help sales (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600824)

Then all the faithfull could partake of the Body and Blood Of jobs sacrement and Apple could get tax exempt status as a religion.

Re:Alcohol would help sales (4, Informative)

billcopc (196330) | about 3 years ago | (#37601380)

Dude... as a guy who regularly writes code while sitting in a quiet pub, I can tell you first-hand: the last thing you want to see is a drunken Apple fanboi.

I have the unfortunate distinction of owning a 17" MBP. Wasn't my idea, but part of my job is mobile app dev, and I needed a new laptop anyway, so I let my boss buy me the dumb thing. Every goddamned turtleneck-wearing cockmongler has to bless me with a rant about how they love their Mac. When I tell them I hate the thing and that it hinders my workflow, the answer is always "you'll learn to love it" - never "you will get used to it" or "yeah I guess that feature kind of sucks". They simply cannot parse the reality that someone might not be head-over-heels for a piece of Apple hardware.

And that's when they're fresh off the street, still sober. After one and a half pints of wheat beer, they step it up a notch by shouting in your ear about how awesome GarageBand is, you're a "fucking dinosaur" for using Cubase. After pint #3, they start telling you how iCloud is going to change your life and end world hunger. Somewhere during pint #4, the bartender calls 9-1-1 because Mr Fanboi has accidentally fallen under your boot and crushed their windpipe.

So no, let's not sell booze at the Apple store. Those cultists are annoying enough as it is, and frankly I'm already quite tired of having to cleave through hordes of people just to buy a stupid charger. You want to improve the Apple store experience ? Kick them out after 5 minutes if they haven't bought anything. It's a fucking Apple store, they sell all of 4 products. You don't need to browse, you need to get in, remortgage your kidneys, and get the fuck out.

$ per square foot (4, Insightful)

OzPeter (195038) | about 3 years ago | (#37600276)

From a stat I saw a few weeks ago (can't be bothered to look it up) , Apple already rakes in about double the $ per square foot it makes from its stores than the next highest retailer makes in their stores. So why would Apple want to change a winning formula?

Re:$ per square foot (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 3 years ago | (#37600338)

Because they'd like to win by more?

Re:$ per square foot (1)

rufty_tufty (888596) | about 3 years ago | (#37600598)

This is an interesting point the GP makes, most companies are judged on their gross margin which this plan may well hurt. Sure they make more actual profit, but if it takes a proportionately greater amount of money to make that, then are they actually hurting themselves?
Now if they're selling a lifestyle for even greater gross margin and customer loyalty then maybe it's worth that hit, but I'm not sure the stock market would see that - they're very short sighted.

Re:$ per square foot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600794)

If there is any company that can get away with something like this, it is Apple. They are probably riding a bubble (before all the iDorks spend all their money). Deepening loyalty is probably a very good idea in their case.

Re:$ per square foot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601104)

This is an interesting point the GP makes, most companies are judged on their gross margin which this plan may well hurt.

Do you know what the gross margins are on coffee?

Your tall skinny no-whip soy tai chi lattechino has about 20 cents worth of ingredients in it.

Re:$ per square foot (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 3 years ago | (#37600854)

But it may not make them more.
There is value of getting them there and sticking around playing with their products, but the length of time they stay there probably has a curve of diminishing returns to it.

Re:$ per square foot (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 3 years ago | (#37601030)

Ever wonder how a theory becomes fact?

Re:$ per square foot (1)

Hijacked Public (999535) | about 3 years ago | (#37600926)

At the moment they are winning by having less.

Their stores I've been to have been far less crammed full of stuff than a Fry's or Best Buy. They certainly don't have an expansive product range.

The only thing their stores seem to have more of are employees, and wildly priced peripherals.

Re:$ per square foot (1)

Tsingi (870990) | about 3 years ago | (#37600876)

... So why would Apple want to change a winning formula?

They need a proper venue to serve you the Koolaid.

Re:$ per square foot (1)

subreality (157447) | about 3 years ago | (#37600882)

Because then they could have their customers literally drinking the kool-aid.

Welcome to iStarschmucks Coffee! (-1, Flamebait)

Chas (5144) | about 3 years ago | (#37600296)

Now with double the helping of pretentious snootiness!

It's an expensive shop, not a coffee shop (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600298)

It's a shop where you go in, play with the technology (if it's not too busy) and buy something expensive. If you start having people go in there just for the food/drink then it'll stop being a 'premium' purchasing experience and start being a coffee shop. Which will make less money per square foot. Stupid idea from a magazine that needed something written down to fill up space.

We already have that (3, Insightful)

ArhcAngel (247594) | about 3 years ago | (#37600300)

It's called Starbucks. Of course Apple doesn't own it so they would probably open iBucks and sue to have Starbucks shut down for stealing their look and feel.

Re:We already have that (1)

Bucky24 (1943328) | about 3 years ago | (#37601498)

sue to have Starbucks shut down

Not seeing a downside to that part.

Re:We already have that (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601544)

They totally are as well. I mean, who comes up with a "random" name like Starbucks?
Starbucks. Star-bucks. *bucks. They are totally stealing Apples iProducts idea!

Then when the court case comes out, they will have photoshopped an asterisk on Starbucks signs and logos.
"oh, it was just a harmless accident", and then the stores still get shut down.
Don't mess with Apple, they can photoshop damn it!

Sure, why not (1)

ackthpt (218170) | about 3 years ago | (#37600302)

To further besmirch the image of the average iPhone/iPad user, let's have a café where they can appear to be casually hanging out, before going someplace or doing something incredibly important, but for now can spare $20 for a cuppa and a scone.

Hey! This iPhone was an open box, there's crumbs in here!

Re:Sure, why not (1, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#37600522)

before going someplace or doing something incredibly important

They're going down to Wall Street and take on the evil corporate pigs who are exporting all our jobs. But first, they need to stop off and buy a bunch of stuff from the Apple Store.

they do (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600310)

they do, it's called Starbucks ...

Or, you know, drinks? (3, Funny)

thermostat42 (112272) | about 3 years ago | (#37600320)

Reminds me of a friends facebook status: "At Genius Bar. I can think of at least two things wrong with that name."

Brilliant! (2)

pushing-robot (1037830) | about 3 years ago | (#37600344)

A glorious synergy of snack food and glossy touchscreen devices.

Re:Brilliant! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600770)

iSmudge

hipster overload (2)

kirkb (158552) | about 3 years ago | (#37600350)

Not only would "apple store" plus "coffee shop" be hipster overload, but where you see "customers could interact with technology in a relaxed environment", I see "people spilling coffee on things"

Re:hipster overload (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 3 years ago | (#37600672)

Well, you've gotta point, iOS can't run with Java!

Re:hipster overload (1)

jedidiah (1196) | about 3 years ago | (#37601108)

There's already a Starbucks kiosk next to my local iStore. Not sure they really need to do the Reese's thing with the two.

Not news (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600354)

Some guy surmises something? Why is that a news story? We don't re-post comments as news stories on Slashdot even though some of them can be quite thoughtful and factual, so why should we post some random other guy's musings?

I don't even *OWN* a TV, man (0)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#37600370)

I like this idea, mainly because it might finally clear all of the smug douchebag hipsters out of the regular coffee shops. Then I could enjoy my brownie without having to listen to some dipshit typing away on their $2000 Apple laptop while talking to anyone within earshot about social justice and evil corporations.

Re:I don't even *OWN* a TV, man (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600536)

How can you possible be this bitter yourself, and not be a hipster.

Re:I don't even *OWN* a TV, man (1)

elrous0 (869638) | about 3 years ago | (#37600578)

I'm an anti-hipster hipster. It's the latest thing. But you just wouldn't understand, man.

Re:I don't even *OWN* a TV, man (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600784)

[...] without having to listen to some dipshit typing away on their $2000 Apple laptop while talking to anyone within earshot about social justice and evil corporations.

And yet you're posting on Slashdot?!?

Re:I don't even *OWN* a TV, man (1)

Bucky24 (1943328) | about 3 years ago | (#37601522)

On slashdot he just has to READ it. He doesn't have to listen to it being typed or talked about.

Apples? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600402)

Too easy.

Re:Apples? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600478)

I'd laugh if they sold oranges, although, that would be hipster and ironic so careful what I wish for...

If Apple had cafés (1)

metamatic (202216) | about 3 years ago | (#37600412)

I'd steer clear of the Kool-Aid, that's for sure.

The importance of saying No (2)

haus (129916) | about 3 years ago | (#37600434)

This would not be inline with the Genius Bar, which is there to help people resolve problems users have experienced with their Apple technology.

One thing that Apple does better than almost any other tech company is that they say No to most items that are not relevant to their goals. They do not load up their stores with extra padding items in order to try to sell a few more units, unless they think that it fits in with the use of their key products. When you launch a new Mac, you are not hit over the head with loads of crap-ware which the system vendor managed to make an extra 30 bucks by hoisting upon you.

Picking up the short buck is not worth tarnishing the brand. To bad few other tech vendors will be able to figure this out.

Re:The importance of saying No (1)

billcopc (196330) | about 3 years ago | (#37601578)

As much as I dislike the Apple Stores for being way too full of loitering fools, I gotta give them kudos for staying on-topic. The few 3rd-party items they do carry are directly related to their core products. Contrast with my local PC shop and erstwhile employer, whose computer inventory is perversely complemented by kitchenware, pottery, and Chinese Ikea-knockoff furniture. You know, because I totally needed an 8-dollar toaster to go with my new Radeon.

Apples (mostly offtopic) (1)

somaTh (1154199) | about 3 years ago | (#37600442)

I'd visit more often if they would give people an apple upon request. Of course, they'd probably be McIntosh. In that case, I probably wouldn't stop by. Too soft for me. However, if they gave away Cameos...

Nah. Still not close enough (30 mile drive to the closest Apple store, which is much further than the 5 mile drive to the closest grocery store.)

apple secret attitude may not be health inspector (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 3 years ago | (#37600446)

apple secret attitude may not be good for the health inspector.

iMac (1)

roman_mir (125474) | about 3 years ago | (#37600504)

New definition of iMac - for a high price of 50 bucks you can have all you can eat one iMac Sandwich. Personally designed and tasted by Steve Jobs.

Sure. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600516)

I'll open a Starbucks franchise and double, no triple the prices. Then I'll sell drinks that are pre-formulated: no substitutions or additions to confuse the customer! I'll also have my "smart baristas" sell the exact same drink in three different sizes, the smaller ones missing ingredients the larger ones have! Oh, and once they seal the lid on top you can't take it off. It's a safety feature!

Please do that ! (1)

unity100 (970058) | about 3 years ago | (#37600526)

then all apple fanbois would converge in known places we can avoid.

Touch screens (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 3 years ago | (#37600542)

Hope you don't mind greasy fingerprints on those nice shiny touch screens.

phooey! (1)

Dark Lord of Ohio (2459854) | about 3 years ago | (#37600560)

that would be ehm... inappropriate.

Umm, except for one thing... (3, Insightful)

Maury Markowitz (452832) | about 3 years ago | (#37600612)

I can barely get in the door of the Apple Store in the ones I've visited in Toronto and Ottawa. They need more crowding, why?

This is a seriously stupid idea.

Yet another stupid idea (3, Insightful)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | about 3 years ago | (#37600618)

There is an Apple store not far from where I work. I go past it from time to time, have brought a few products in for service, and even made a purchase or two in the store.
You know what stands out about the Apple store?
It is ALWAYS full of people. Why would they give up valuable floor space currently used to display products, to try to sell coffee? To bring in customers? They do not seem to have a problem with that.

Yet another stupid idea by someone who has never run a business.

Re:Yet another stupid idea (2)

vlm (69642) | about 3 years ago | (#37601232)

It is ALWAYS full of people. Why would they give up valuable floor space currently used to display products, to try to sell coffee? To bring in customers? They do not seem to have a problem with that.

I've noticed that. Some random quiet midday there will be 200 people in the mall, great my chance to browse the apple store in non-claustrophobic peace, no, 100 of those 200 mall rats will all be crammed into the Apple store. Totally weird.

Anyway the idea is if customer satisfaction is dropping due to long wait times, one time honored way to improve it is to stuff food and drink down the customer's maw. Hence the mid level car dealers and repair shops I visit have donut and soda and coffee while you wait for them to prepare your purchase paperwork or replace your transmission filter. Free coffee at my local (slow) bank. In the event I hold my nose and visit walmart/sams club, I go to the cafeteria while wife goes thru checkout line. Actually kind of a tradition to eat that sams club pizza every time we go, while she checks out.

Cafe Macs! (1)

LanMan04 (790429) | about 3 years ago | (#37600622)

Can they make it like Cafe Macs in Cupertino? When I went there for training, it was hand-down the best cafeteria I've ever ever ever seen.

Right direction to move on from where they are (1)

h5inz (1284916) | about 3 years ago | (#37600634)

An average Apple product with x86 architecture has mediocre hardware, rounded corners and is overpriced, but they have somehow managed to make people to buy these things. This is witchcraft, admirable! Gas-stops and fat-food chains have managed to do a similar thing with food. So, why not Apple?

Redundant (1)

chinton (151403) | about 3 years ago | (#37600660)

I can already interact with technology in a relaxed environment... At home. I can probably be more relaxed at home than at some iCafe surrounded by hipsters trying to be seen being hip.

Another thing... (1)

strikeleader (937501) | about 3 years ago | (#37600688)

They could also put in an altar where they could worship at the likeness of Steve Jobs. Then call it a church and claim non-profit status.

Re:Another thing... (1)

vlm (69642) | about 3 years ago | (#37601378)

They could also put in an altar where they could worship at the likeness of Steve Jobs. Then call it a church and claim non-profit status.

Burnt offering of your old windows laptop on the altar?

I suppose the mutterings of the genius bar provide Delphic prophesy? "If you delete that malware, you will destroy a great piece of software"

Full circle (1)

Idimmu Xul (204345) | about 3 years ago | (#37600698)

Maybe after they open up the cafe's in the corner, they could start selling books so that patron's had something to read whilst they sipped coffee?

so Appleish! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600706)

yeah, yeah! Apple would charge you $50 per cap of coffee but make actual cap looks so nice, you want it!
it they also made sure there is no lid on a cap, but tiny hole on a side, so you can refill your fifty backs cap at the Apple stores ONLY!!!!
so Appleish!

Terms of use (1)

Bleek II (878455) | about 3 years ago | (#37600776)

1. You only eat your iMeal with an approved iSpork. 2. You may only dispose of digested iMeals in an iToilet. 3. In case of frequent inability to digest, and subsequent regurgitation, please purchase an iBag. 4. Sharing your iMeal with friends, family, or persons in distress will result in immediate legal proceedings to the full extent of the law.

Too busy (1)

mbone (558574) | about 3 years ago | (#37600912)

The Apple stores I go to are way too busy to provide a "relaxed environment." They don't have the room, and I suspect they don't need to have people stick around and socialize. The recent trend is in the other direction - the Genius bar gets 15 minutes / problem, and I was told there was strong pressure to get people rotated out, even if a fix could be done in a longer time.

If Apple sold actual apples I would be worried (1)

erroneus (253617) | about 3 years ago | (#37600940)

In case no one else noticed, there is a frikken BITE taken out of the apple in the Apple logo. I have always taken this as a symbol of their taking a piece of whatever you get from them or that it is never quite complete. But if they sold food could we expect the same?

Snickers (1)

mschoolbus (627182) | about 3 years ago | (#37600984)

I bet Apple fans would spend $10 on a Snickers bar with an Apple logo on it, and claim its better!

Re:Snickers (1)

Duradin (1261418) | about 3 years ago | (#37601048)

I bet haters think they are clever and witty.

Bad Idea. Here's why. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37600998)

TWO reasons serving beverages and cookies in Apple Stores is a bad idea:

1) ***Overcrowding***.

Even the most minor buildup of hippies, coffee-shop squatters, and other annoying bourgeois who don't buy anything but snacks and coffee is enough to deter REAL buyers who are typically impatient and in need of quick service and a quiet atmosphere. (P.S. -- real buyers aren't hungry all the freaking time either. Food in airplanes? Food in classrooms? Do we need food *everywhere*? Eat later, fatsos. You'll make it.)

2) ***Mess***.

Filthy, sticky, disgusting smudgy computers? these are the ones Esquire magazine thinks are the ones people want? Are you f(*dng kidding? Who's idea *was* this? Coffee and electronics should never coexist on the same plane.

NFC? (3, Insightful)

vlm (69642) | about 3 years ago | (#37601138)

76 comments and no one, not even the original article, has commented on this is the perfect way to roll out a near field communications micropayment function in the next iphone?

NFC / micropayments / all that rot all have the chicken and the egg problem. But if you knew you could at least buy a cuppa coffee at any Apple store with it... maybe if Apple didn't sell the coffee itself but got some established coffee shop to move in as part of a deal ALL of that chain's coffee shops would accept the new NFC micropayments thingy... I think we're on to something here, for the intro of NFC payment.

At least around here, Apple stores are in big malls, with lots of foot traffic, which certainly pushes the NFC concept into other stores.... I can buy a cuppa coffee at the apple store, why not every food court vendor... why not buy a shirt at old navy... I think we're on to something here, for the NFC midgame/growth phase...

That is already available (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601630)

I been to plenty of stores and made plenty of purchases to know it is there. In fact, my last experience was at the Tesla store when I purchased two Tesla Rosters (RC toys for just $30 each).

But not Apples (2)

Culture20 (968837) | about 3 years ago | (#37601220)

If Apple started selling apples then they might lose their trademark for being to generic.
Of course the cafe sounds interesting. There could be poetry readings that are typed into a screen reader on a MacBook Air, and whenever an iPad is sold, everyone could snap their fingers in approval.

it will beat the starbucks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601504)

The perfect place to go if there are no homeless sit there and sleep.

Books.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601512)

To all recommending that they also sell books, well.... They do... All you need is an iPad.

David

Food is a Four Letter Word (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601562)

At least thats what a Bar owner told me...

Uh oh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601592)

Oh dear. Here comes the bitter geek filth and their virulent hate and bile for anything outside their tiny nerd postage stamp of a world.

Please, geeks, please tell us how your personal product decisions are the ONLY POSSIBLE CORRECT ones for every single person in every walk of life and every possible situation ever in the world. Oh, and don't forget to call people sheeple, the "infinity plus one" of all geek "debate".

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Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37601612)

EBT/Food Stamps?

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