Steve Jobs was a righteous man, blameless in his generation, and Steve Jobs walked with God. According to the Jerusalem Post, this divine partnership will result in Apple building a veritable ark of an Apple Store in Jerusalem.
Measured in the go-to unit for ark building, the new Apple Store would be 185 cubits long and 185 cubits wide, or about 50,000 square feet in size. To put that in perspective, that’s absolutely gigantic: it’s the size of a football field, or about the size of a supermarket with 12-14 aisles. It would be humongous, without a doubt the largest Apple Store on Earth.
Why build such a massive Apple Store in Jerusalem of all places? “Symbolic reasons,” natch. In fact, the Jerusalem Post goes as far as to say that this Apple Store would house the world’s first “Apple Digital Library,” which would be open to the public.
It’s nice to think of an official Apple Store in Jerusalem, but I think we can all agree that a Home Depot sized Apple Store smack dab in the middle of one of the oldest cities on Earth sounds more than a little bit like wishful thinking. Some reporter annoyed with not being able to get an iPad 2 through Apple’s official Israeli reseller, iDigital, perhaps?