12-inch MacBook notebooks essentially chained to Apple Store tables, may make browsing difficult

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:48
Category: MacBook, retail, security, Uncategorized


You know how people sometimes go to outlandish (and destructive) lengths to steal things from Apple Store locations?

This, combined with the new 12-inch MacBook’s light weight, may be why they’re literally chaining the new notebook to the display tables.

Apparently the new MacBook, which weighs all of 2.0 pounds, is essentially chained/cabled to the display tables as opposed to letting customers lift it off the table to test its weight, as Apple usually does with its other notebook models.

Instead of being able to pick it up and take a few paces with it, about all one can do is lift one up for a bit and then stoop over and fiddle with the keyboard. This, combined with the fact that customers wouldn’t mind fiddling with the keyboard for at least a few minutes before deciding to buy one, much less testing out all of its features, makes life a bit more difficult.

It’s unknown as to whether Apple will eventually untether the new MacBook in its retail locations, but this is what you’re up against should you decide to go in and give one a gander.

Via The Mac Observer

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