Apple 're-programmed' the roof on one of its stores because it had an ice problem

AppleNow imagine large icicles hanging off of this roof.

Apple built a gorgeous new Apple store on Chicago’s waterfront this year.

It has beautiful glass walls and a roof that looks like an Apple laptop, and a press release published when the store opened in October called it one of “Apple’s most significant worldwide retail locations.”

But it also has one big problem: People discovered in late December that icicles tend to hang off of its roof in cold weather, forcing parts of its courtyard to be closed for safety reasons.

Unfortunately, Chicago gets a lot of cold weather.

But not to worry! An Apple representative told the Chicago Tribune it should be fixed in a software update:

“The roof has a warming system that’s built into it. It needed some fine-tuning and it got re-programmed today. It’s hopefully a temporary problem.”

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