The way Apple approaches design, it’s clear that a lot of thought goes into their products. So should we really be so surprised to hear that they have a warehouse near their Cupertino campus that they use to house and build prototypes of their Apple Stores?
There’s a fantastic article at CNN Money that explains the approach Steve Jobs takes in creating their Retail Outlet stores. The part that’s most surprising to me is that this idea wasn’t Jobs’ brainchild.
And maintaining Apple’s style of simplicity, they’ve narrowed their Store’s design materials down to Glass, Wood, and Steel. The article is really interesting, and covers everything you could want to know about these awesome stores, as well as what has propelled them to a Top American Retailer and Admired Company according to Forbes.