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Tag: Apple

Another queue at The Apple Store

by The Editor

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Here’s a couple of images from at The Canberra Centre for this morning’s release of the iPhone 5.
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Watching the queue at the Apple Store opening

by The Editor

1000 and the doors open. The staff have counted down from 10 and the throng piles in.

0958. With two minutes to go the doors open and the staff run a lap of the queue offering ‘high fives’ to the faithful.

0956. Four minutes to go. It must be sweet relief for those at the front of the queue who have been here since 0530.
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The Apple Falls Not Far From the Tree

by The Editor

Mac1 Canberra in a Previous Life

Updated: scroll below for a pre-opening photo of the new Apple Store

With only days to go until what Fairfax describes as the ‘most anticipated’ opening for the Apple Store in Canberra it is worth going beyond the hype of the impending arrival and instead pay tribute to the previous custodians of Canberra’s iGeek culture – Mac1.

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The Apple Store?

by The Editor

Update:  Well, it’s good to see The Canberran and its commentors forming an uncredited basis for Megan Doherty’s story that made the Technology section of the Sydney Morning Herald’s website this morning.

Where’s the love?

Well, between Nick, Nich0las and a couple of unnamed sources it appears we’ve managed to confirm a Zara outlet for the Canberra Centre.

So, with Apple advertising via their website for retail staff in Canberra, where will a new shiny glass store be located? We think Jono M hit the nail on the head.

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Rumours – Canberra Centre

by The Editor

Well, well, well… there are interesting moves at the Canberra Centre.

Thanks to a tip-off from our reliable source DB, it appears the biggest change since the launch of the Bunda Street extension is about to hit city’s shopping hub.  The Canberran recently ventured out with a camera phone to examine movements around the mall, and photograph the rumours’ ground zero.

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Rant: Steve Jobs

by The Editor

The Canberran has today been asked numerous times to interpret the passing (death?) of Steve Jobs.  Those who know me do, at different times, marvel, laugh and appreciate my love of aesthetics and, within that frame, the multitude of iProducts that surround me.  It’s fair.  Apple makes beautiful things…. and I as one among millions gladly buy them.

So, how does one feel following the death of someone who has been a part of one’s life for so many years?   The same as one feels at the death of Amy Winehouse, I guess, or Patrick Swayze…  or perhaps Pope John Paul II if he was your guy.  Whoever it is, there comes a time in or lives, be it via royalty or rockstar, where someone who inspires you takes the final steps into the everlasting night.  Hmmm… Where are we going with this?

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