While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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As Apple’s stores nationwide prepare to close for a few hours on Wednesday to remember Steve Jobs, many are removing the memorials that sprang up on their windows and doorsteps. The memorial at Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco, for example, was removed last week.

Not so the Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. — Steve’s hometown. Quite the opposite, the number of Post-It tributes has grown to the point that both windows are now almost completely covered. The picture above was snapped just a few hours ago on Tuesday evening.

It’s a nice tribute. Let’s hope they stay up for a while longer. Here are a few more pictures:


While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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While Some Apple Stores Remove Steve Jobs Memorials, Palo Alto’s Grows

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  • Shortbusblog

    When I first saw the headline I thought they were going to shut down for the day like a company wide holiday. Good thing, they would have lost a lot of money…

  • riazhathey

    NOW this is really one of those rare WOW!! moments…amazing!!

  • Mike Supczenski

    I saw one in Boston this past weekend. Tons of apples there in his memory

  • Bob

    I think it’s fitting that the Palo Alto stores windows look like the stained glass windows of a chapel. It’s a beautiful hand made expression of love that transcends the technology that he helped create. When it comes down to it, a post it and a pencil, and love… Is all you need.

  • ken147

    I have a feeling even if they wanted to take it down everyone would get mad.

  • CharliK

    Do you really think they care about the money lost compared to a day in memory of Steve. Especially when this is a mid week day where sales are likely lower anyway compared to the weekend

    probably not. 

    Besides all those folks will be back another day to get their iPhones. So no real money would be lost

  • CharliK

    Some stores apparently were not given a choice. Many malls wanted the notes etc taken down and if the Apple Stores didn’t do it they would have their own staff pull the notes etc down and trash them as lease violations. Which blows but what can you do. 

  • Keiko Shima

    greatly touched !

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