Apple is preparing to retire its long existing One to One training program within Apple Stores on September 28th, according to a memo sent this week to Apple retail staff members.
One to One launched in 2007 as a $ 99 per year membership program where a Mac user could make consultations with a “Creative” at an Apple Store for more information about using their Mac and producing content with either customer or expert applications.
Apple mentions “less homeowners” registering for One to One as the factor behind the service’s upcoming closure:
On September 28th, we will certainly be ending One to One sales and renewals. Because 2007, there One to One program has actually provided the chance to teach members the best ways to get the most out of their products and obtain brand-new skills.
As our products and programs have actually progressed, less customers are taking advantage of One to One. We desire to provide rich learning experiences to all members of our neighborhood, and elevate Creatives as leaders of these experiences.
Apple’s memo informs workers that One to One training will certainly be replaced with the just recently upgraded Workshops program.:
Open Training and Thematic Workshops are excellent options. Thematic Workshops offer dynamic knowing where customers gain from the trainer and other participants. Open Training motivates a collaborative learning environment for One to One members to deal with their objectives. We’ll be offering guidance to increase the variety of Thematic Workshops that your store will provide to consumers.
MacRumors reported the other day that One to One would be retired in favor of Workshops. Apple tells retail personnel that the September 28th turned off will mean both brand-new signups and renewals will stop, however existing subscriptions will continue to be active until they expire. A key element of One to One sessions has been information migration, and Apple has actually indicated that it will certainly be introducing upgraded standalone migration programs for a cost in the fall. Apple’s One to One website will certainly likewise start to turn off toward the end of September, and Apple informs workers to inform members to transfer notes conserved to the One to One portal to a word processing program by the 27th.