Apple Store Institutionalizes Merchant Agreement Violation with Pretty Sign

Is Apple up to its old tricks again? More scandalous than your run-of-the-mill violation, it seems that Apple stores are now displaying a high-quality sign advertising their blatant ignorance of the Merchant Agreement.

This is somewhat concerning – the sign appears to be the kind issued by corporate headquarters, not some two-bit hackjob scratched on the back of a memo by an ill-informed middle manager. Has Apple learned anything?

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