Apple Revamps Retail Stores with Interactive iPad Displays

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The much hyped retail meeting took place overnight in several parts of the world. Apple seems to have deployed major updates to their Retail stores including the use of iPads as interactive kiosks for customers. MacPricesAustralia posted some early details (via 9to5mac):

- iPads display product prices & information for products.
- iPads display product features, prices and lets you compare between models.
- Use the iPad to ask a specialist to come to you.
- Apple store staff appear to be wearing party hats.

mbaPhoto by @Digisz

MacStories offers some additional shots of the iPod display:

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And iPads selling iPads:

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Some observations: the interactive iPads aren't powered through the Dock connector. The cabling disappears behind the iPads. The home buttons don't do anything.

Top Rated Comments

Surely Avatar
143 months ago
Looks very cool, but no wonder there's an iPad shortage! ;)
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
143 months ago
Very nice! They're kinda going green by not wasting paper/plastic every time a price is changed.

but they are using more electricity ;)
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DavidLeblond Avatar
143 months ago
Am I the only one that looks at it and says "thats one too many cables laying around on that table." I think it looks ugly.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Warbrain Avatar
143 months ago
Very nice! They're kinda going green by not wasting paper/plastic every time a price is changed.

If you forget how much energy went into making that device, the hazardous materials in that device, the energy it wastes sitting there on...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chasemac Avatar
143 months ago
I want to see what those party hats look like.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mattdo93 Avatar
143 months ago
Am I the only one who doesn't mind keeping the old price tags? :confused: That's a big power drain right there for Apple.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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