Last week while having lunch at a trendy new restaurant in the shopping district, I noticed a woman passing by my table with a bag from the Apple Store. That sense of wonder and curiosity that my brain once reserved exclusively for shopping bags from recognizable clothing boutiques washed over me. I wondered for a moment what might be in that bag? I made a mental checklist of the size of the bag in relation to the size of some of my Apple favorites. This is when it occurred to me that I have crossed the threshold - I am Apple obsessed.
Let's be honest, I'm certainly not the only person who watched the Sept 12th Key Note address in it's entirety. I'm also fairly confident that I'm not the only person who wept as Apple CEO Tim Cook described the soon to be released iOS 6, which among countless other amazing features, boasts 100 million points of interest, panoramic photo capabilities, a revolutionary new 3D map app, et al… Also in the video, they showed images of the new Apple Store in Madrid. Located on Passeig de Gracia, built out of limestone from a local quarry, with a signature glass staircase, it is the perfect place to explore and experience new products. I cannot wait to get to Madrid! To the Mac Store that is… maybe I'll hit the Prado Museum and the Palacio Real on the way back to the airport.