Rumors are going around the web that Apple is planning to launch something big to celebrate its 10th retail anniversary on 19th May.
It is being said that employees of Apple’s Retail Stores are devoid of taking any leave on that day and there will be a compulsory meeting of all employees on May 22.
It is not clear that whether Apple is planning to launch a new iPhone or iPad as there is no any confirmation from Apple as yet.
BGR reports that they have got some real information from Apple source that Apple has big plans for 19th May –
here’s an overnight shift planned for around 10-15 individuals at each Apple Store to work from late Saturday all the way through mid-Sunday.
During the overnight shift, it’s going to be required that employees lock cell phones in the main office. They will also have to sign an NDA with Apple.
There are a wide variety of roles, we’re told, for the overnight shift. This includes all visuals staff, a manager, a business team member, a few Genius team members, one back-of-house employee, and a few generic Apple specialists.
Apple stores have apparently already received hardware to install, and are expecting more hardware to come on Friday or Saturday. All materials that Apple stores have received have been instructed to be under lock and key until after close on Saturday night.
Apple employees will be putting up black curtains at all stores so that people walking outside cannot see inside.
Employees have had to download gigabytes of data from Apple corporate labeled, “training” in a password-protected zipped folder that won’t accessible to managers or anyone else until Saturday afternoon.
Lastly, all Apple retail stores have mandatory meetings on Sunday, May 22nd. Most meeting are scheduled for the morning, but there are evening meetings as well.
However, another report from AppleInsider says that the Retail employees will be getting new iPads along with RetailMe application for use at terminals.
AppleInsider has been provided with a a photo of stacks of iPad 2 from one of the Apple Retail Stores.
We will soon come to know about the plans of Apple for 10th anniversary of its Retail Stores.Stay tuned…