Steve Jobs is fond of the saying “good artists copy, great artists steal,” which would put Microsoft in the great artist category.
Apple’s rival is planning to open retail stores this fall that are a direct ripoff of Apple’s super successful shops.
In a presentation leaked to Gizmodo, Microsoft is planning stores that are “light and airy,” divided into solution areas, and feature a “guru bar.” Sound familiar?
- Different areas for Windows Mobile, Windows Media Center, Windows 7, and netbook
- A Guru Bar where customers can get answers from Windows experts
- Regular demos and events
- A special Microsoft shopping bag
But here’s one idea that’s not ripped off from Apple.
The Microsoft Store will host birthday parties!