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Genius Bar revamp coming to Apple Stores

A new store layout has been spotted in California, hinting at new Genius Bar design

Apple is revamping the Genius Bar in its retail stores, according to new reports.

ifoAppleStore.com reports that Apple is testing out a new Genius Bar with more seating capacity to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to the stores. The new layout also emphasizes the use of iPads to manage service records, says the report.

Instead of being parallel to the rear wall of the store, Apple's designers have decided to turn the Genius Bar table 90 degrees, allowing stools to be placed on both sides of the Bar, rather than just one side as it was previously.

The increase in seating does come with a downside, however, as Apple may be forced to get rid of the kids section in some stores.

It is not yet clear whether Apple will decide to implement the design changes in all of its Apple Stores, but the layout has already been spotted in a California store.


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