The redesign isn't limited to the physical spaces, though. In an effort to transform the Apple Store from a place where you go just to try out and buy products into more of a social destination like Starbucks, Ahrendts also revealed that the company is implementing a free educational programming series they're calling "Today at Apple" in all of its stores. The 60 different creative sessions, which will be open to everyone, will range from entry level how-tos to professional-grade seminars designed to do everything from help entrepreneurs design better apps to provide artists with expert advice on building their brand. These will rollout worldwide in every one of Apple's 500 stores by the end of May.
This isn't the only major architectural shift for Apple this year -- by the end of the month, the company is scheduled to open the doors to its beautiful, brand new 175-acre headquarters in Cupertino.