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Apple Retail Increasing Staffing in U.S. for August-September Too


Apple appears to be increasing staffing in U.S. Retail Apple Stores too this fall. Previous reports had shown Apple Retail staff recruitment from August through October in the U.K.

We've now learned that at least some U.S. Apple Retail stores are also recruiting former employees to return as part time employees for Holidays, new Product Launches and Back to School time. A former employee received emails asking to return between August 15 and September 15th.

The simplest explanation for the increased staffing is to handle the back to school influx as U.S. students begin the fall semester. As with the U.K. retail staffing recruitment, however, the dates also correspond to Apple's expected iPhone 5 launch. Apple's widely expected to launch the iPhone 5 this Fall alongside iOS 5.

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41 months ago

Personally i think its a disgrace that its been this long since a release. 395 days today since
the iPhone 4.

Releasing a new phone each year was already too long between updates. Were not talking
about a new computer here. Its not as complex as that. Mostly, we get a new iOS, a few
minor hardware updates and on occasion a new case design. It could be done in three months
if required. I mean it couldn't have taken Apple one year to upgrade the 3G to the 3GS which
were effectively exactly the same with some internal tweaks. Its all intentional, the 3GS was
probably ready and tested soon after the 3G was released yet it was let run for a year to
maximise profits. I can understand that. Apple are one of the most profitable companies in
the world. But its at the stage now that user satisfaction is being compromised to maximise
profits.


Theres only one Mobile Phone manufacturer that could get away with it! Lucky for Apple,
its them.

I cant find exact numbers but i'd say Nokia released at least 40 handsets last year without
breaking a sweat. They're cheap (Cheapest is 8% of the total iPhone 4 cost and most expensive
one is still €200 cheaper than the best iPhone),come with two years warranty as standard,
are usually aesthetically pleasing enough, there is always a new one around when its time
to upgrade and best of all (unlike the iPhone 4) you could have a clear conversation on it
no matter what way you held it. All other mobile manufactures manage to give us 3 or 4
new ones a year with no problems too.

I say, firstly if Apple give us an iPhone 4S after one year and two months of waiting i'm
certainly not buying it. It doesn't take one year and two months to put an 8MP camera
and and A5 chip in an iPhone 4.

If they don't give me the 64GB storage i've needed for years, i'm not buying it.

If i even hear the word 'Antennagate' mentioned at all i'm not buying it.


I encourage you all to follow suite. If it doesn't meet your needs. Keep your iPhone 4,
3GS,3G or 2G until they make a phone which has exactly what you need.


We are the customer, and its about time Apple listened to us and started building phones
that we want, phones that meet our needs. Not prescribing beautiful pieces of crap that
need to be sent for Apple service 4 times a year (in my case).

There was a time not so long ago that when you bought an Apple product you bought it
because you didn't mind paying extra with the peace of mind that the product was
solid and would last for years once carefully maintained. That time, looks to be disappearing
fast, and let me assure you i'll be the first to go with it.


Good god get off your high horse. Apple has been making a good product, and we the consumer have been buying it. If it wasn't a good product, we wouldn't buy it. If you aren't happy with your experience, don't buy the next one. We don't care.
Rating: 15 Votes
41 months ago

Even though the iPhone 4 is a flawed product we all bought it anyway.


Um, "we" didn't all buy a flawed product. I never had a problem with my antenna and there isn't a thing I don't like about my iPhone. I am one of the "we" who bought a product that exceeded our expectations. So speak for yourself.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
iPhone 5
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago

I hope the next iPhone comes to Sprint. Unlimited data!!


Just like Verizon, then.

Oh....
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

When are the next gen MacBook Pros coming out??


They were just updated in February.. I wouldn't expect anything till early 2012 for a full model refresh.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

Personally i think its a disgrace that its been this long since a release. 395 days today since
the iPhone 4.

Releasing a new phone each year was already too long between updates. Were not talking
about a new computer here. Its not as complex as that. Mostly, we get a new iOS, a few
minor hardware updates and on occasion a new case design. It could be done in three months
if required. I mean it couldn't have taken Apple one year to upgrade the 3G to the 3GS which
were effectively exactly the same with some internal tweaks. Its all intentional, the 3GS was
probably ready and tested soon after the 3G was released yet it was let run for a year to
maximise profits. I can understand that. Apple are one of the most profitable companies in
the world. But its at the stage now that user satisfaction is being compromised to maximise
profits.


Theres only one Mobile Phone manufacturer that could get away with it! Lucky for Apple,
its them.

I cant find exact numbers but i'd say Nokia released at least 40 handsets last year without
breaking a sweat. They're cheap (Cheapest is 8% of the total iPhone 4 cost and most expensive
one is still €200 cheaper than the best iPhone),come with two years warranty as standard,
are usually aesthetically pleasing enough, there is always a new one around when its time
to upgrade and best of all (unlike the iPhone 4) you could have a clear conversation on it
no matter what way you held it. All other mobile manufactures manage to give us 3 or 4
new ones a year with no problems too.

I say, firstly if Apple give us an iPhone 4S after one year and two months of waiting i'm
certainly not buying it. It doesn't take one year and two months to put an 8MP camera
and and A5 chip in an iPhone 4.

If they don't give me the 64GB storage i've needed for years, i'm not buying it.

If i even hear the word 'Antennagate' mentioned at all i'm not buying it.


I encourage you all to follow suite. If it doesn't meet your needs. Keep your iPhone 4,
3GS,3G or 2G until they make a phone which has exactly what you need.


We are the customer, and its about time Apple listened to us and started building phones
that we want, phones that meet our needs. Not prescribing beautiful pieces of crap that
need to be sent for Apple service 4 times a year (in my case).

There was a time not so long ago that when you bought an Apple product you bought it
because you didn't mind paying extra with the peace of mind that the product was
solid and would last for years once carefully maintained. That time, looks to be disappearing
fast, and let me assure you i'll be the first to go with it.


Thats where your dead wrong, and what i cant understand. Even though the iPhone 4 is a flawed product we all bought it anyway. And thats what i cant get my head around. Why do we pay €699 for something that didn't work properly. I'm as much to blame myself. My point is, i've learned my lesson, i won't be buying the next one unless its just right for me! I've had all previous ones and the strongest built one was the iPhone 2G.

This is a good product? (http://gizmodo.com/5589336/apple-antennagate-and-why-its-time-to-move-on)

If it a good product how come i've had to return mine 4 times for service?
If its a good product how come it wont function properly without a case on it?


Dude...

I think its time for you to move on to a different product if you're really that unhappy with it.

I have been known to have some valid complaints...

and.....

My name IS Mr.Gates...

But..

GET A GRIP !
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
Great, maybe they can get the consumer in and out in under and hour on a weekend now!

I usually buy my toys online but made the mistake of going to the store yesterday (Saturday) to get a 2nd Apple TV. I walked over to the wall, grabbed the box and then spent the next 20 minutes standing around waiting for ONE blue shirt to help me with a check out. It's a good think my parents don't buy into Apple as my dad's head would explode if he tried to buy something in there from trying to figure out how to get out of the store!

My observations from the store:

1. Incredibly successful so more clients that workers, good for them!
2. EVERYONE in that store was a Apple virgin and asked an average of 10-20 minutes worth of questions.
3. Standing behind a blue shirt in hopes he will be come available next is not advised...because a watched pot never is left alone by the lady who doesn't know how to turn on her Mac and has to ask 200 questions...
4. If you stand in one place and try to make eye contact with very busy blue shirts NOBODY will look at you. They wiz past you as they go to the back room to get some toy in a box for the client...if you follow them and the toy to the location they are working in hopes they are done with the customer someone facing them will win for "next in line"...not you.

As you can see I'm bitter from the experience as the last couple of visits to the Apple store have been like this. There should be a counter for checking out because some of us are "that guy" who just know what they wants and just wants to get the fu(k out.

I'll bet all retail stores want this problem, it's a great one to have...but there is improvement needed in the weekend store experience.
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
iOS 5 for my iPad 2 please!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
iPhone 5 please!:rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
I hope the next iPhone comes to Sprint. Unlimited data!!
Rating: 3 Votes

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