This is admittedly a sample size of 1, but I was almost in the Apple store here in La Jolla on the weekend. I say “almost” because I walked in the door with my son to have a quick look around, and immediately turned around and left.
Why the speedy departure? Outrageously thick crowds, worse than I saw there last Christmas. Matter of fact, without a decent machete there was pretty much zero chance of getting ten feet past the entrance. Keep in mind this is in a store that been at the location for years.
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