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NewsPoster May 8, 2013 03:39 PM
Rains flood Fifth Avenue Apple Store
Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City was flooded earlier today, according to the <em>New York Post</em>. The store was reportedly hit by heavy rain, which initially resulted only in a slow leak. The leak turned into a pour however, forcing workers to hurriedly move tables out of the way. By 8AM, the outlet was flooded.<br /><br />Staff continued serving customers throughout the incident, and cleaned up any water pooled on the floor. Anonymous workers <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/285197==http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/flood_at_the_fifth_avenue_apple_WnpmuPMAgrPxHj7P0u 8fcI" rel='nofollow'>suggest</a> that the flooding may be linked to a "drainage problem," in turn the result of renovation work done in 2011. That year Apple decided to replace the store's iconic above-ground glass cube, shrinking the number of panes from 90 down to 15. <br />
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The Fifth Avenue Apple Store is the only one that stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding disruptions because of emergencies or major product launches. It's believed to be some of the most profitable real estate on Fifth Avenue -- famous for its luxury stores -- and an important profit engine for Apple. It also remains a focal point for lineups and media coverage during iPhone and iPad launches.
 
Constable Odo May 8, 2013 04:05 PM
I guess that's what happens when you build a store that's a basement. I sure hope Apple finds the source of the leak so this doesn't happen again in the future.
 
Gazoobee May 8, 2013 04:22 PM
The headline is a fairly huge exaggeration. The word "floods" doesn't seem quite compatible with the fact that it was actually a small leak that was cleaned up quickly as per the actual description of the incident in this and other online reports. People die in floods. This was a small leak.

Hyperbole sells page views?
 
Jeronimo2000 May 8, 2013 05:16 PM
The source of this leak is probably some Asian accessory manufacturer, as usual.
 
Flying Meat May 8, 2013 07:02 PM
Ooooo. Good one, Jeronimo2000. :)
 
Sebastien May 9, 2013 12:55 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Gazoobee (Post 4229707)
Hyperbole sells page views?
On MacNN/Electronista - always.
 
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