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Express Lanes to Get In and Out of the Apple Store Faster

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Apple Stores Get Express Lanes for the Holidays

Apple is reportedly setting up express lanes in its stores to help deal with the upcoming busy shopping period. Earlier this week, the company updated its retail store app to allow customers to pay for smaller items with their iPhones and iTunes accounts. Items such as cases, cables, speakers, other accessories can be selected, purchased and taken home without any contact with Apple store employees. However, it seems Apple is eager to make things even more efficient this holiday season.

9to5 Mac reports that Apple will be putting in place express counters that will stock every type of iPad and iPod, as well as popular configurations of laptops. The counter will be staffed by several Apple store employees and will allow those that just want to get in, buy their stuff and leave an easy avenue to do just that. It's likely Apple wants to get the express lanes in place before Black Friday rolls around. The company doesn't usually have massive discounts on the busiest shopping day of the year, but it has been known to offer some moderate reductions.

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    alikum , November 10, 2011 11:08 AM
    Are they going to patent this?
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    soo-nah-mee , November 10, 2011 12:00 PM
    They want you out quick so you don't suddenly realize how much you are overpaying.
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    rhangman , November 10, 2011 12:31 PM
    So like a regular store then? How revolutionary, magical and innovative.
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  • 25 Hide
    alikum , November 10, 2011 11:08 AM
    Are they going to patent this?
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    jsc , November 10, 2011 11:13 AM
    :lol: 
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    krowbar , November 10, 2011 11:44 AM
    An express lane that has everything apple makes so you can get in and get out? What else would you do, just hang out in there? It's a store right?
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    soo-nah-mee , November 10, 2011 12:00 PM
    They want you out quick so you don't suddenly realize how much you are overpaying.
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    kristoffe , November 10, 2011 12:13 PM
    watch all the fat piggies go in and gobble up all the overpriced garbage and then go down to an occupy camp and sit there facebooking about how greedy corporate america is.... derp
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    rhangman , November 10, 2011 12:31 PM
    So like a regular store then? How revolutionary, magical and innovative.
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    back_by_demand , November 10, 2011 12:34 PM
    Wait for a week and see them sue McDonalds for copying them.
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2011 12:36 PM
    express lane to get your wallet full in dry out faster from apple store.
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    ojas , November 10, 2011 12:41 PM
    Quote:
    Apple Stores Get Express Lanes for the Holidays

    To process iSheep faster, my dears.
  • 9 Hide
    alyoshka , November 10, 2011 12:44 PM
    And I thought more PCIe lanes.....
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    Kurz , November 10, 2011 12:47 PM
    kristoffewatch all the fat piggies go in and gobble up all the overpriced garbage and then go down to an occupy camp and sit there facebooking about how greedy corporate america is.... derp


    HERP DERP DERP
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    STravis , November 10, 2011 12:54 PM
    No surprise - post an Apple article and watch the haters congregate...
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    The Greater Good , November 10, 2011 1:03 PM
    kristoffewatch all the fat piggies go in and gobble up all the overpriced garbage and then go down to an occupy camp and sit there facebooking about how greedy corporate america is.... derp


    You sound jealous.
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    captaincharisma , November 10, 2011 1:45 PM
    kristoffewatch all the fat piggies go in and gobble up all the overpriced garbage and then go down to an occupy camp and sit there facebooking about how greedy corporate america is.... derp


    that basically sums up how sad the USA has become
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    rantoc , November 10, 2011 1:49 PM
    LOL so apple think the average joe have became so sheep'ified nowadays that they can't even walk anymore without an app - So the company takes care of that too... its actually healthy to move the legs from time to time!
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2011 2:12 PM
    so let me get this right, we got one lane for iPod and Macbooks and small stuff, and another line for iPhones and iPads, so im guessing the express lane would be plonked way in the back in s small corner of the store out of sight
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    soo-nah-mee , November 10, 2011 2:15 PM
    captaincharismathat basically sums up how sad the USA has become
    An understandable observation from overseas, but please don't generalize too much.
    This is a HUGE country and we're not all neo-hippie pseudo-nonconformist hyper-consumer iTwats.
    The media loves to portray us as such, but many of us are pretty cool yet. :) 
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    kristoffe , November 10, 2011 2:22 PM
    jealous? of what? idiots who throw away money on expensive pc computers with fruit logos on htem because they have low self esteem issues? no thanks. I'd rather build an incredible system or have a powerful laptop and spend the rest of the money traveling and making film. Canon 60D on sale with rebates $789 with a 55-250mm lens. I would rather buy that and do SOMETHING WITH my pc than just waste money on the computer alone...while I drink starbucks coffee and spill a little on my diesel jeans. derp.

    the country is whining like little kids about consumer piggishness and apple does this :)  yeah well, as long as you know how many underpaid factory workers it takes to make it, and how much you paid for the ferrari or in ground pool for some douchebag apple investor, then great :) 
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    chumly , November 10, 2011 3:09 PM
    Wasn't In and Out a movie about a guy who decided he liked to take it in the ...

    must be an Apple fan.
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    back_by_demand , November 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    STravisNo surprise - post an Apple article and watch the common sense prevail...

    Fixed that for ya!
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