Apple's 'Daily Download' Internal iPad News App for Retail Store Employees Revealed

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Earlier this week, it was reported that one aspect of Apple's rumored retail store revamp reportedly set to launch this weekend was the deployment of new iPad 2s equipped with an updated version of the company's RetailMe training and information software for store employees.

9 to 5 Mac has gotten access to the new software, obtaining screenshots of Apple's new "Daily Download" iPad newspaper for store employees.

According to the report, Apple retail employees are also speculating that the rumored "gigabytes" of data set to be downloaded to the stores tomorrow may be Mac OS X Lion, based on a belief that all new software and training materials are already accounted for. There does not, however, appear to be any specific evidence of Lion coming this weekend, and it would be very strange for Apple to install unreleased operating system software on public-facing machines in its stores as the speculation suggests.

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Warbrain Avatar
172 months ago
Did the group seminar, passed.
Did phone interview, passed.
Store interview...fail.

These jobs are incredibly hard to get....as if you are applying for corporate.

Which is surprising since the majority of the people they hire are idiots.
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tele-fragd Avatar
172 months ago
Then you're a terrible guesser.
He's actually quite correct.

I was a Creative and I quit working at Apple just this year. There's a lot of BS to put up with and while it was fun for a little while it got stale fast.

For any people seeking out potential employment there, don't apply for Family Room Specialist. Quite possibly the worst job in any Apple Store.
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bretm Avatar
172 months ago
I've always been fortunate enough to have quality people help me out and the experience has always been positive. As far as the "look" of the employees, they always seem to have a gimmick. There are not too many "normal" looking people working at the few stores I've been too. They all have a "gimmick" that I would think is their selling point on getting the job.

I know someone working in soho and someone in 5th ave. No gimmicks. Very clean cut. One 40, one twenty something. Both just extremely well spoken, nice, intelligent people you'd want facing tour customers.

who cares!
does every single thing Apple does have to be reported and come under scrutiny?
tired of this mundaneness!

As long as you keep coming back it's more hits to sell more advertising. I'd rather have something rather than nothing. I come here to get the apple news. I find all the intricacies very interesting. Don't read em if tgey appear boring.
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japanime Avatar
172 months ago
Nice scoop for 9 to 5 Mac.
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bretm Avatar
172 months ago
Did the group seminar, passed.
Did phone interview, passed.
Store interview...fail.

These jobs are incredibly hard to get....as if you are applying for corporate.

The cool jobs always are for retail. In high school I worked at a record store. Remember those? I had to take a lie detector test. The real deal! Little things around your fingers, a band around your chest, everything.
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reckless2k2 Avatar
172 months ago
Which is surprising since the majority of the people they hire are idiots.
I've always been fortunate enough to have quality people help me out and the experience has always been positive. As far as the "look" of the employees, they always seem to have a gimmick. There are not too many "normal" looking people working at the few stores I've been too. They all have a "gimmick" that I would think is their selling point on getting the job.
Score: 0 Votes (Like | Disagree)