Apple Store app to get self-checkout option

Apple Store app to get self-checkout optionI’m all for self-serve in the supermarkets, and really can’t understand why anyone would specifically choose to go to a manned checkout.

Anyway, Apple is clearly thinking along the same lines, and is said to be on the verge of introducing a self-checkout option for the Apple Store app.

At present, the Apple Store app allows you to buy Apple stuff online (well, obviously), make Genius Bar appointments, and request help while you’re in a retail store. In-store payment is still handled in the traditional way.

However, an update, expected to arrive on November 3 (this Thursday), will introduce the ability to buy junk in Apple retail stores without the need to interact with the staff. Huzzah!

It’s not entirely clear how the system will work, though it’s expected that a receipt will be sent via email in order to prove that you didn’t just walk in, grab some sh!t, then walk out.

More expensive items like iMacs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPods will understandably require some sort of staff intervention. Fair enough.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 13:05

Yes, let's make people redundant. Yay.

Treab  Nov. 1, 2011 at 15:57

now now jan. its only apple employees... hardly relevant ;)

freaks..

and lets be fair firing these wierdo's is only a good thing...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 16:13

What you're saying is: better unemployed than working in an Apple store? Or: hey, let's just imprison or hospitalise all "weirdos" who work in retail - especially if they work for companies you don't agree with?
How ironic that you hate Apple, when Siri, iTunes and iCloud seem so right up your mental alley... :p

Or wait: it was a joke? Has to be, cause hey, there is no unemployment problem?! Phew... Thanks.

Treab  Nov. 1, 2011 at 16:23

hay works for me if they hospitalise them ;) increases the number of nurses etc needed ;)

why would siri itunes and icloud be up my alley... i prefer amazon.co.uk mp3 :p

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 18:01

Thought so :p

Treab  Nov. 1, 2011 at 18:13

Jan i bow to your spam... you are truely the master :p

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 19:07

thought so :p

Treab  Nov. 1, 2011 at 19:17

how did you ever become a mod :p never seen a mod spam soo much :p

Smiff  Nov. 1, 2011 at 23:57

Apple can afford to employ a few people in its stores. I guess this is because their customers are asking for it? personally i hate self checkouts and never use them.. but then i don't use Apple stores either. not actually sure why i'm commenting here then.
p.s. aren't all items in apple stores "expensive" :p

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 1, 2011 at 23:59

U tuinckvyat this i a good idea apple showing invocation

Treab  Nov. 2, 2011 at 00:36

the lobotomy went well then matty ;)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 2, 2011 at 11:35

Matty,
1 warning for posting under the influence :D

Treab, I don't "spam". Read up on Lewis Curdie's definition of a "Jan tangent"! :p

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