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Apple’s new big thing turns out to be iPads

John Moe May 23, 2011

Last week we told you about some kind of special event happening overnight at Apple stores over the weekend. Employees were sworn to secrecy, curtains were placed over the windows, brain implants were issued, whole thing. Turns out it wasn’t a new product, it was an old one. Apple stores will now feature specially programmed iPads next to all products with information on what that product is all about. So an iPad instead of the plastic laminated list of features. Don’t try to play Angry Birds on this one, it won’t work, you won’t even be able to do anything with the home button. What does this change? Not much. Except that Apple stores will seem even more Blade Runnery than they already did.

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