iMore's own Rene Ritchie is checking out Apple's new flagship Apple Store in San Francisco ahead of the official launch.
Apple's brand-spankin'-new retail store is set to open its giant glass sliding doors on Saturday, but iMore got a sneak-peek ahead of the big day.
The store features public Wi-Fi, a so-called "green wall" (a 50-foot wall of greenery), and a 6K video wall.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Stores, says the upgrade is about a whole lot more than looks:
We are not just evolving our store design, but its purpose and greater role in the community as we educate and entertain visitors and serve our network of local entrepreneurs.
And Apple Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive pointed to the store's architecture as an example of Apple's focus on creating a welcoming environment:
It all starts with the storefront — taking transparency to a whole new level — where the building blends the inside and the outside, breaking down barriers and making it more egalitarian and accessible.
To get an up-close-and-personal look at the store, check out our video:
Our first shots of Apple's brand-new flagship retail store:
Curious what it was like walking into the store? We got some video of the action. Plants and artwork and clapping, oh my!
So, what do you think of Apple's new store? Are you excited for some of the new features to make their way to your nearest store? Let us know in the comments below or on all the social things!