This weekend Apple opened six new ‘mini’ stores around the country. They are much smaller than a normal Apple Store and they allow Apple to enter more markets without the high initial start up costs associated with larger stores. Once again the design is impeccable. The stores have clear white epoxy floors with stainless steel walls. Along with the design comes cool tech too:
The mini-stores will use IP-based communications gear from Vocera Communications, which includes a small, 2-oz. “badge” that clips to your pocket or ID lanyard, and uses Wi-Fi to link together other badges and even a telephone system. It provides all the features of a telephone, a two-way radio, a pager, and voice mail, all using voice commands.
Via ifo Apple Store