Apple Stores Are Obsessively Designed To Look Symmetrical

Apple's obsessive compulsive, super-spartan, Kubrick-meets-Superman's-Fortress-of-Solitude industrial design goes way beyond phones and tablets. ifoAppleStore points out the meticulous, somewhat insanely clever efforts Apple takes to make their stores visually enticing. Human brains like symmetry! So human brains like Apple Stores.

As much as China's faux Apple Stores looked pretty close to the real thing, there's no way they could come to this scary level of attention. Did you know Apple builds new footpaths outside their stores to so that they match the interiors? Yeah. ifoAppleStore dishes, with California's 4th Street store in California as reference:

Store window panels and inside stone floor tiles all are dimensioned and positioned to present a symmetrical appearance. In this case, the master element is the stone floor tiles, which are 76 centimeters square (about 30 inches). The glass window panes are then manufactured to a multiple of that dimension.

This sounds like something straight out of the steel mind of Jobs. He did, after all, patent the staircases inside himself. [ifoAppleStore]


    One thing I noticed as well us if you look at the pictures if the apple stores (at least the Perth one) on the computers in store they have photoshopped the buildings next to them to be blank.

      er... there are pictures of the store inside the store, is that what you mean?

      That seems odd.

    This human's brain finds Apple stores pretty ugly, actually.

    The next version of the apple store will have a curved back!

    I once walked into an Apple store, and I found it creepy. Must only work on the majority of the population, not everyone.

      I haven't gone into one, but they've always seemed creepy.

      Next time I'm near one (there one in Brissy?) I'll pop in just to see what it's like.

      But even the local 'Next Byte' Apple reseller was creepy. And had seriously rude staff.

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