Apple may be planning something big to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its retail stores this Thursday, according to a source cited by The Boy Genius Report.
Based on the Boy Genius reporting, it seems that Apple is planning a weekend celebration with discount deals.
Also, Apple stores already received hardware to install and more will receive more Friday and Saturday.
During the overnight shift, it will be necessary for employees turn off mobile devices while in the office. They also have to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with Apple. All the containers received at Apple stores were to remain under lock and key until after close on Saturday night.
Apple employees also will be putting up black curtains at all stores so that people cannot see inside the Apple Store. The employees were to download gigabytes of password-protected data related to corporate training, the report said. Additionally, Apple retail stores have mandatory meetings on Sunday, May 22nd. Most meeting are scheduled for the morning, but there are evening meetings as well.
Apple has 236 stores in United States alone (more than 320 globally). The first two Apple stores were opened in America May 19, 2001 in Virginia and California. Apple stores netted $3.19 billion in revenues during the quarter, increased 51 percent from the same time last year.