Apple Stores Hosting Free Star Wars-Themed Sessions Starting Friday

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In celebration of Force Friday II later this week, Apple has invited customers to attend free Star Wars–themed sessions and workshops at select Apple retail stores between Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 9.


Participating countries include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hong Kong, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Most stores will offer a one-hour session called How To: Build Your Own Star Wars Trailer using an iPad and iMovie:

Explore how to create a Star Wars trailer with authentic footage from the films. You’ll discover signature Star Wars trailer-making techniques in an exclusive video from The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. Then you’ll create your own trailer complete with titles, transitions, sound effects, and official Star Wars music using iPad and iMovie.

There will also be Kids Hour: Coding the Droids from Star Wars, in which children ages six to 12 can learn how to program a BB-8 droid:

Join us for an exciting Kids Hour starring the galaxy's favorite droids. Using the same code developers use every day, kids will bring Star Wars droids to life by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their droids through the obstacles. Kids can bring their own iPad and Sphero robot, or we’ll provide them.

At Apple's flagship Union Square store in San Francisco, Lucasfilm's VFX and animation studio Industrial Light & Magic will explore how they use animation and 3D modeling to bring the Star Wars galaxy to life.


Force Friday II officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on September 1 and runs through the weekend. The promotional campaign is for the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which debuts in theaters December 15.

An earlier report said Apple retail stores may carry some new Star Wars toys or merchandise starting on Force Friday II.

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40 months ago
I used to think there was no such thing as too much Star Wars.
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40 months ago

I used to think there was no such thing as too much Star Wars.

The force is weak with this one.
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40 months ago
After The Force Awakens - one of the worst movies I have seen in years and the most derivative movie I think I have ever seen - I was resigned to the fact we got two great Star Wars movies and to be happy with that. Then Rogue One came out and it is easily among the 3 best Star Wars movies ever and gave me hope. No interest in the next Star Wars but will be interested in the off year movies.
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40 months ago

After The Force Awakens - one of the worst movies I have seen in years and the most derivative movie I think I have ever seen - I was resigned to the fact we got two great Star Wars movies and to be happy with that. Then Rogue One came out and it is easily among the 3 best Star Wars movies ever and gave me hope. No interest in the next Star Wars but will be interested in the off year movies.

This. I didn't think they could find someone more whiny than Hayden Christiansen as Anakin but they succeeded with Kylo Ren. Rogue One, on the other hand, was absolutely stellar and like you said, gives me hope.
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40 months ago
Whatever happens, the rebels always take up the good ole X-wings and destroy another Deathstar.

Kind of like Apple, it’s always doomed because Microsoft/Google/Samsung have another Deathstar, but they always find the weak spot, and manage to come on top.
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40 months ago
Seems like a nice idea to me. *shrugs*

I love Star Wars. And thanks to Disney I don't even feel the need to defend it anymore. The haters lost. What George Lucas built with Star Wars will outlive us all, whatever your opinion (even if you want to erroneously regard it as objective truth that it all sucks except that one bit you like).
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