A snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago. In total, the late-2011 renovation project to move from 90 glass panels to 15 cost Apple approximately $6.7 million. Doing the math (and excluding labor costs), Apple is looking at a roughly $450,000 bill to fix that glass panel. Much of the value added billions earned by Apple are from creating and and promoting an image, rather than just from core technology. These panels play to that image. Maybe they'll decide that it is time to update, toss all 15 panels into the dumpster and replace them with something even more "contemporary" and "nouveau chic"? I mean, come on, this is so 2011.