Apple stores clear shelves amidst continued looting in UK

Posted In iPhone, Mobile Web, Tablets - By Kim On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 With 2 Comments

With the London riots continuing for yet another day, Apple is taking no chances with its valuable stock. They’ve cleared the shelves completely in some of their iStore outlets in the UK, opting to lock the stock away just in case.

BEFORE
This is what the iStore in Liverpool’s ONE shopping centre looks like on a normal day, when vandals and looters aren’t trawling the streets looking for swag:

Apple iStore in Liverpool ONE on a normal day

AFTER
And here’s what the safety-conscious iStore looks like now (tweeted by @Syntax_86):

Empty Apple iStore at Liverpool ONE

Other stores who’ve emptied their shelves include one in Manchester and another in Canterbury, Kent:

MANCHESTER

Manchester iStore with empty shelves

CANTERBURY, KENT

Canterbury Kent iStore with empty shelves

About - She isn't easily won over by the latest and greatest, but when she gets her hands on a phone that performs like a workhorse while delivering useful features and cool aesthetics, Kim's ready to wear her fingers down. Right now she's using a Blackberry Bold 9700.

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