Ron Johnson, the current head of Apple's retail stores, will be leaving Cupertino this November to head up J.C. Penney as their chief executive.
Ron Johnson, Apple VP of retail, had this to say in response to Microsoft's move into the world of retail stores during Apple's Manhattan store opening today.
It may not be the biggest like we suggested—Chicago's Michigan Ave still beats it by a few square feet—but the first three-story Apple Store has a lot going on that others do not:
• Apple's first three-story glass staircase (we were wrong about the elevator)
• 46-foot Genius Bar capable of serving 100 tech-support…