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The Real Genius of the Apple Store Design

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Ever wonder why those Apple Stores draw in so many customers? Sure, you can say all the bright, shiny gadgets are to blame. But there's also something to be said about the design of the stores themselves. Looking straight out of 2001, the retail locations are just as bright and shiny as the products on the shelves.

However, it's not just the streak-free glass and recessed lighting that please the eye. ifoAppleStore.com reveals that the shops' symmetrical design appeals to a customer's mental aesthetics.

"What looks like a simple retail storefront," the site reads, "is actually a carefully designed, measured and constructed assemblage of glass, cement, metal and stone whose edges correspond." ifoAppleStore.com goes on to describe the storefront to newly opened location in Northern California on 4th Street, "where the new sidewalk, store window panels and inside stone floor tiles all are dimensioned and positioned to present a symmetrical appearance."

The store diagram shows how the angles, intersections, and alignment have an incredibly pleasing appearance.

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All that's needed is a stoic HAL keeping the pod bay doors shut.

(See also: Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar! and Is This the iPhone's New Look?)

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