Gary Allen, ifo Apple Store Founder, Has Passed Away

Incredibly sad news today.

ifo Apple Store was one of my favorite Apple-focused sites, especially when I was a Retail employee. As much as I enjoyed reading all the latest rumors and information on new products, Gary Allen's dedication to the stores and their culture was far more intriguing. Being as much a fan of the stores Apple builds as I am of their computers, it was great to have a like-minded, devoted individual writing about them. I know that is a sentiment that was held by many of my colleagues as well.

The community lost a valuable and unique voice today. Though the site has been silent for months now, the finality of this makes it all the more deafening.

As Nick Heer put it so succinctly: Fuck cancer.