Apple to Cut Some Third Party Hardware, Software From Retail Stores?

Apple to Cut Some Third Party Hardware, Software From Retail Stores?

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Apple will reportedly cut some third party software titles and hardware peripherals from its retail stores to make room for its personalized in-store setup service, according to The Loop.

Sources that I’ve spoken with said Apple is going to expand its personalized in-store setup service for customers that purchase a Mac. With that service, launched in January, an Apple store employee will sit down with the customer and setup email accounts, an iTunes account and walk the customer through the Mac experience.

The Loop notes that Apple plans to get rid of up to 32 games from its shelves and peripherals such as printers, scanners, and possibly some hard drives.

Games are not the best selling software titles, so they were the first to get cut when the company was looking for additional retail space. The game titles being removed will not be stocked in the stores and retail employees will tell customers to visit the Mac App Store if they wish to purchase a title that is no longer being carried.

The enormous success Apple has seen in recent years has put space in current stores at a premium. The company has announced a focus on larger stores especially in China.

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Apple to Cut Some Third Party Hardware, Software From Retail Stores?

? - March 7, 2011 at 10:33pm
LOL, speaks volumes about Apple users
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