"An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator."

"An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator."

A thing to free you from your desk. A thing to tie your desk to your back. A way to stay in touch with loved ones. A way to be disconnected from the people around you - to be 1,000 away from people you’re standing next to on the corner. A way to learn. A way to reinforce your most ignorant beliefs. A camera capable of taking “Studio-quality portraits. Without the studio.” A movie studio in your pocket. More music than you could listen to in a lifetime and at least as many podcasts, if that’s your thing. A way to sell your junk. A way to take pictures of your junk. And, if you’re a particular type of entrepreneur, a way to sell pictures of your junk. 

A platform.

A status symbol. 

An isolation booth.

A lifeline. 

An iPod.

A phone. 

An Internet communicator.

iPhone was launched 11 years ago today - 29 June 2007.

Rumor: Some Apple Stores to See Overnight "Reinvention"

I know someone who wears a t-shirt to work. It’s part of the dress code, actually. It’s a t-shirt with an Apple logo. Different colors different times of year. He or she works in Apple retail, and he or she has news for us this week. 

Photo: Ken Ray

Photo: Ken Ray

“... on one night in the near future,” said he or she, “ALL STORES that are not yet the new design will go through a ‘reinvention!’ Updates to interior. Updated stools. Updated LOTS!”

My friend gave me no indication as to what those changes will be, nor did he or she say when exactly. I will say, I was recently in one of the stores that’s not been updated and it could certainly use something. It does make one wonder how much they can do “on one night.” 

I’m looking forward to seeing the changes.