The apple has long been a symbol of American values, so it’s fitting that the Apple Store has become the leading purveyor of consumer electronics, the items which modern Americans have come to value most. As the retail outlet for products produced by the company founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, the Apple Store has become the place to be, not just for geeks anymore, but for everyone who wants to keep up with technology. Want the latest version of the iPhone, iPad or iPod upon release? So does everybody else, so you’d better be willing to pre-order months in advance and/or wait in line overnight. Beginning with its MacIntosh personal computers, long hailed as superior in user-friendliness and creative applications, Apple has continued its tradition of delivering what the public wants. It’s no coincidence that almost everyone you know now owns an iPad and iPhone.