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Pricey window may take some time to replace

Snowstorm Janus has been making a mess on the East Coast of the U.S. this last week.  But the snowplows were out and about in New York City streets, and that's when things went terribly wrong for a familiar tech company.
Like the iPhones it sells, the 15-panel iconic glass "Cube" that caps Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) Fifth Avenue store proved a bit fragile to impact.
A worker clearing snow Tuesday night apparently bumped their snow blower into one of the cube windows, which promptly shattered.  The 32-foot window will be an expensive repair job -- the total system cost $7.6M USD to build; replacing the cracked panel in the southeast corner of the cube is expected to cost $450,000 USD.

Hopefully they bought the screen protection plan.

Apple Store
The Apple Store during happier times [Image Source: Cult of Mac]

Incidentally, this is the first minor disaster to strike the popular Apple hub, which is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  The store was also flooded back in May due to construction issues.

Apple Store
Inside, pre-flood

NYC store flood
Inside, post-flood

At least by now the beleaguered Genius Bar employees will be read for just about anything, next time disaster strikes.

Source: AppleInsider

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By p05esto on 1/23/2014 12:44:03 PM , Rating: 5
I am so over Apple and it's pompus turtle neck wearing hipsters driving hybrids, sitting at starbucks and living in glass houses thinking they are so grand and smart. People who buy Apple products will do down in history as the most stuck up and full of themselves generation ever. The LOOK AT ME generation. Barf! Go away Apple, please.

RE: enough
By retrospooty on 1/24/2014 7:41:23 AM , Rating: 3
Yup. The Kardashians of the tech world.

RE: enough
By rika13 on 1/27/2014 6:14:35 PM , Rating: 3
At least Kim had some function to her hot form. She was good at strengthening right hands. Apples form is completely useless.

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