Apple has been granted a trademark on the Apple Store design by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You know, that fancy glass look with the pretty wooden tables that are always crowded by kids playing with the latest iPad model? Then there is always that old couple buying a pimped-out iMac, and you say to yourself, “Man, I want that!” Yeah, that Apple Store.
It looks like each store is a bit more similar than we imagined. AppleInsider grabbed a portion of the trademark filing that describes the store and its layout:
There are cantilevered shelves below recessed display spaces along the side walls, and rectangular tables arranged in a line in the middle of the store parallel to the walls and extending from the storefront to the back of the store.
You know. Interesting story about the Apple Store. I don’t have any around me, so when I went to visit Austin, TX to play Industrial Fest, I stopped by a fancy mall. It had an Apple Store, and I opened the App. Just for fun I tapped on “I need help.” Before I knew it the App was telling me that an employee was on the way to help me. It was one of those “WTH?” Moments.