Apple’s New Store Appears Apple Car Ready – Video

JUN 2 2016 BY STAFF 24

Everyone seems to be talking about the massive, forty foot sliding doors at the new Apple retail store in San Francisco. The doors surely aren’t needed to bring in iPhones and iPads. As far as we know, Apple is not working on an airplane, but who knows. Apple makes sure we don’t know what the plan is. Speculation is that the store, and other stores to come, are being built to accommodate the Apple Car.

san fran apple store doors

Virtually The Entire Front Of The Store Can Be Opened Via These Doors

The newly designed store just opened on May 21st and marks the company’s 15th anniversary for its retail stores. The grand opening attracted hundreds of people, lined up and waiting outside. Apple’s Senior Vice President Angela Ahrendts and Apple design icon Jony Ive were both in attendance.

The San Francisco store overlooking Union Square is Apple’s flagship store. It is the first store that may be in preparation of being able to display and sell the Apple Car on site. It makes sense, for many reasons, that Apple would choose the San Francisco Bay Area flagship store to begin the move forward. However, Colorado will also be getting three massive stores with huge doors, and others are on the way.

By the end of the year, Apple should have multiple stores like this open or ready to open. Then, it’s just “hurry up and wait” for the Apple Car to be unveiled.

Hangar Sized Doors That Slide Open Forty Feet

Hangar-Sized Doors That Slide Open Forty Feet

Source: Apple Car Fans, Mac Observer

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24 Comments on "Apple’s New Store Appears Apple Car Ready – Video"

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mhpr262

Is that one single pane of glass? Wow, I had no idea that was even possible. I bet when you break it it gets pretty expensive …

MTN Ranger

Giant iPads? iRobots to battle Google Androids? Anything’s possible when you have gazillion dollar cash hoard.

kdawg

Was that guy wearing a kilt?

sven

Judging by the beard, I’d say he’s a hipster. Is this the latest hipster chic fashion trend?

Is it still considered a kilt if its pleated all around and a solid color as opposed to plaid, or does that make it a man shirt? Also, is that a purse hanging off the side of the kilt/shirt or a cargo-pants-sized pocket big enough to hold an iPad. He seems to also have something else hanging off the front of his kilt/skirt.

Jerrl
sven

Thanks! So it is a hipster chic fashion trend. The bearded Apple dude is wearing a $215 Utilikilt called “The Sparten.” It appears that in most of the customer picks on the utilikilt.com website, the men wear their kilts to do manly stuff like Strongman competitions, hunting, and construction, rather than wearing their kilts to sell high tech consumer electronics in an urban city.

As a NYC resident, I hope I don’t run into some guy wearing a Utilikilt and standing over a subway grate as a train passes by ala Marylin Monroe or an old Benny Hill show sketch. 😉

http://www.utilikilts.com/shop/kilts/the-spartan.html

John

Apple and Tesla need to team up to fight the direct sales issue.

Between the two of them, something might actually happen…

pjwood1

Apple’s lobby spending could make NADA’s look like an ash-tray budget.

sven

That’s quite a leap. I don’t see the link between the 40-foot high hangar doors and the future iCar. Couldn’t they just as easily bring the iCar into the Apple store through the front doors shown at 0:11 seconds into the video? And if the front doors aren’t wide enough, just design wider front doors? What am I missing? It seems like the purpose of the 40-foot doors is to make the store into an open air atrium when the weather is nice.

gsned57

Didn’t you know that the new apple car is an RV? There are 3 different models all 40 feet tall X 60 feet long but for an extra $10K you get to use more of the storage space. Oh, and there is no hitch to tow a trailer.

sven

I hope the iRV doesn’t have falcon wing doors, I want to be able to put a roof rack on top to hold my kayak. 😉

Samwise

Of course there’s a tow hitch! It’s an Apple© iTow Hitch that requires a $1500 adaptor if you want to tow a regular trailer.

kdawg

It’s for project: ANGEL
That’s Apples plans for an electric iPlane.

Pushmi-Pullyu

sven

“That’s quite a leap. I don’t see the link between the 40-foot high hangar doors and the future iCar.”

Yeah, that’s jumping rather far to a conclusion. You don’t need a 40′ wide door to admit a 7-8′ wide car. A standard garage door is 8-10′ wide.

“It seems like the purpose of the 40-foot doors is to make the store into an open air atrium when the weather is nice.”

That seems to be a more reasonable guess, thanks.

Terawatt

I think the purpose of the doors is to say “look at how much money we have, we can do expensive stuff just because we want to, even if it doesn’t make any sense”.

kdawg

#ostentatious

Dan

The new ‘organic’ design language is more BMW i3 than Tesla.

ffbj

Apple Car coming circa 2020 according to Elon Musk:
http://finance.yahoo.com/video/elon-musk-apple-direct-competitor-132100040.html

bad English

One thing is building (in China) expensive pocket sized toys for teenagers. More difficult is to make eléctric cars fighting simultaneously established carmakers and BYD and Tesla.

carcus

Groves of trees behind giant sheets of glass…. the birds will love it.

Carcus

But then, maybe they’ll make the switch…

ffbj

How lovely. Something for the birds.

Pushmi-Pullyu

“…the massive, forty foot sliding doors at the new Apple retail store in San Francisco. The doors surely aren’t needed to bring in iPhones and iPads.”

Hmmm… are we sure?

Ndm

If you have ever been to an apple store you’d know it’s to fit the tech guru’s head through!