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Apple has notified staff members at its massive Covent Garden retail store in London that the store will be closing early next Tuesday in order to accommodate a press gathering to view a simulcast of Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" media event. The store will be closing at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, significantly earlier than its usual 9:00 PM closing time. The media event will begin at 6:00 PM London time.

Hello Team,

As we begin to start a very exciting quarter in Apple Retail, I am pleased to let you know that our Covent Garden Store will be hosting a keynote streaming event next Tuesday 4th October. This event will be a press only event and currently we have no further details on what will be presented. The store will be closing at 3.30pm to accommodate this.

This is a really exciting event for our store and we are passionate about delivering an outstanding Covent Garden experience.

Apple has in the past hosted press gatherings in London for its media events, although they have generally been held in off-site locations and not at any of Apple's retail stores.

Top Rated Comments

Jayse Avatar
164 months ago
"Sorry shoppers, we're about to watch a live video so could you all please GTFO!"
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rikscha Avatar
164 months ago
Wait, the store is closing just so the workers could peacefully sit down and watch the keynote live on their Macs???? lulz



Is the whole Europe like that? I mean treating the workers so royally? :eek:

yes, that is the case, oh and we only work 4 days a week.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zin Avatar
164 months ago
Wait, the store is closing just so the workers could peacefully sit down and watch the keynote live on their Macs???? lulz



Is the whole Europe like that? I mean treating the workers so royally? :eek:
If you actually read the article you'll notice that it's for British press who could not otherwise be at the actual event in California, or because they'd like a larger press presence from other countries, not exclusively for store employees.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaMike8 Avatar
164 months ago
Just imagine all the people with their faces smudged on the glass doors of the Apple Store watching the live streaming of the keynote :):):):rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kolax Avatar
164 months ago
Guess that means there'll be no live stream for the rest of us then if they are selecting a location for additional press.

Was really hoping they'd stream it for the rest of us. You'd still get the press and tech blogs going to the actual keynote for both the experience and the "hands on" and Q and A sessions.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darbus69 Avatar
164 months ago
Wait, the store is closing just so the workers could peacefully sit down and watch the keynote live on their Macs???? lulz



Is the whole Europe like that? I mean treating the workers so royally? :eek:

yes, that is the case, oh and we only work 4 days a week.
4 days a week? You poor sods! I only work 3, but they are 12 hours long per day, 35hr week :)one up you - I am one of the lucky "American Dreamers" ( they keep telling us to chase the american dream, it's a scam-worked 16/7 and lost it all during the recession) and now I am lucky to get 15 hours a week at an American mega-corporate grocery store chain! Anyone in the UK need a talented American in need of work? Covent Garden Store here I come!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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