The weekend is thisclose to becoming a reality. Here are a few of the stories making news this Friday.
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New Apple Stores want you to linger
Visiting an Apple Store has always been an inspiring experience for loyal fanboys. Now, Cupertino is trying to make sure the company’s most passionate customers stick around its stores a little longer.
As The New York Times notes, big changes are coming on the 15th anniversary of the first Apple store with the introduction of Genius Groves:
“Apple’s 477 physical stores are showrooms for the Apple lifestyle, not just places to buy the latest iPhones, iPads, Macs and accessories. As the company tries to reverse a recent slump in sales, luring newcomers to the Apple brand and persuading existing customers to buy more Apple goods and services have become more important than ever.”
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A cellular Apple Watch?
The second-generation Apple Watch is likely to make an appearance before the end of the year. While the new version might be short on design changes, it could introduce something some would-be buyers want: a cellular connection.
Is there a huge market for an Apple Watch that works without an iPhone?
Jason Snell over at Macworld answers this question head on:
“Would it be worth it to spend $10/month adding cellular connectivity to the Apple Watch? It depends on what you use it for. Right now, the Apple Watch isn’t independent enough to make such a feature worth it, but a future version of watchOS could change that. Active people would probably love to be untethered from their phones while still being connected to their data.”
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Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Mossberg: Google doubles down on AI, The Verge
- Vinyl sales bigger than YouTube for British artists, The Guardian
- Have we gone overboard with wearable technology?, CBS News
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