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Apple is now reportedly making the preparations for the release of its new product. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has recently shared more news regarding the things happening inside Apple, saying there will be a “merchandise reset” on the evening of the Wonderlust event.

Gurman shared the news after making some indications last week about Apple pushing an overnight update to its retail stores following the September 12 event. At that time, the journalist suggested that it could be because of Apple posting its new marketing materials or that “some new products could see near-immediate availability.”

Now, Gurman is back, spilling new details about the preparations of Apple and the challenges it is currently facing. As per Gurman’s latest post on X, the merchandise reset will happen on Tuesday evening, and the manager call is expected after the event. He then called the plans “uncharacteristic for event days,” indicating that Apple is preparing a tad earlier than what it used to do in its past events in the last years.

Aside from this, the “plan to push USB-C bricks” was mentioned. According to an earlier claim by leaker @yeux1122, Apple instructed its Apple Store retail workers to remind iPhone 15 buyers about the company’s switch to USB-C port. The staff will do this reminder every time buyers purchase an iPhone 15 unit to inform them that the box package of the iPhone 15 only contains a USB-C to USB-C cable.

The post also added that Apple will “also push in store setup further more than in previous years.” This pertains to the use of the new metrics for employees and the software for the launch and release of this year’s Apple products. No other details were shared about this section, but it can be recalled that it was reported in June that Apple would replace retail stores’ iPhone XS point-of-sale system with the iPhone 14. The move is rational for the company since iPhone XS was first released in 2018. Although it is still compatible with the upcoming iOS 17, the model is already getting rather old for its job as a PoS tool at Apple Stores. Moreover, it would benefit the workers, who reportedly “often have to swap the aging iPhones out multiple times per day.”

On the other hand, in the midst of the preparation for the new products, Gurman shared details about the low stocks of Apple ahead of the event. Specifically, Gurman pointed out Watch Ultras, watch bands, leather cases, MagSafe wallets, iPhone 12, 13 minis, and Pro phones as the items affected by the issue.


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