With the overhaul of Apple's chain of 323 retail stores making its premiere this past weekend, one analyst says that the Cupertino based-firm will save time
with its use of the Apple iPad 2 in the upgraded stores. Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White wrote investors on Monday, telling them that the way Apple is using the tablets in its stores to show customers product information
, and pricing
on a particular device will help take the retail locations to the next level. Because the display on the iPad 2 can be changed quicker and cheaper than paper displays can, the analyst says that Apple can save money by utilizing the tablets.
White said that a check of the company's flagship store on New York's tony Fifth Avenue showed about 150 iPad 2 units being used as displays. Additionally, some store employees have been handed a tablet as well, loaded with Apple's RetailME software in order to make their jobs easier.