The Backlash Against Apple’s ‘Town Squares’

We need public spaces more than ever. Apple wants to own them.

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In 2016, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts — formerly CEO of high-end fashion house Burberry — announced a new concept for the tech company’s wildly successful retail stores. No longer would be they simply be shopping locations; Apple Stores were to become community…