Apple announced recently that it will now be charging $5 to enter its stores nationwide. Apple is using this strategy in attempt to create less traffic and a more enjoyable environment for its customers. For the $5 fee, customers will get an Apple button which will allow them entrance into the store and is used to track the customers movements. The president of Apple retail outlets, Vince Sciopiano, noted that the $5 fee could be applied to purchases on that visit. No longer will you be able to walk in and use their internet to check your email or favorite blogs. Suprisingly, the overall reaction to Apples new policy has been positive. One customer says, I dont mind paying $5 to get into the store, if it keeps out the iPhone gawkers and Windows users who want to drool over the new Macs. While Apple Geniuses patrol inside the store, Apple Muscleheads will guard the window displays and entrances. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is ridiculous! I've been to Apple stores and never encountered the unruly hordes of people. Perhaps they should wait 2 months until the iPhone frenzy dies down a bit, to do something so divisive. I was at the Apple store in South Jersey the day after the iPod Nano came out. It wasn't full of people. As a matter of fact, so many employees asked if they could help me I was more annoyed by them than other customers in the store.