I have been reading and hearing rumors of this the past few days; and it has the potential of being so big that this news cannot go ignored.
Apple has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a digital signage retail system, according to sources.
A glance at the patent application reveals that Apple has a rather intriguing digital signage system that turns traditional retail shopping on its head (then again, so have Apple Stores across the world for the past decade). It combines many interactive features, such as dynamic product displays, that can be manipulated based on each Apple Store's unique configuration.
For the technically inclined, the patent application (with all of its specifications) can be found here.
So what do you think?
— Sources: http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/03/apple-invents-centralized-apple-store-floor-plan-management-system