The retailer is changing the layout of its stores to be more comfortable and inviting

Apple stores are known for their sterile, white designs that evoke a vaguely futuristic feel, but they aren't exactly warm and welcoming. The flagship Apple Store in Union Square, San Francisco the first Apple Store redesign with a more inviting aesthetic.

The Genius Bar is now the Genius Grove, complete with leather seating and ficus trees to create a more relaxed environment for those waiting for assistance. Another new addition to the store is The Avenue, a wall of interactive displays showing different apps, features, music and more. The Forum will host larger community-oriented events and features a 6K video wall, while The Boardroom is designed for businesses and trainings. Finally, The Plaza, which will be available at the company's larger venues, will feature live music on the weekends.

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