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Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location.

News of yet to be announced Apple Stores, outed by online job postings and insider whispers, has been cropping up recently and Apple retail website ifoAppleStore.com now alleges that the Cupertino, Calif., company will be opening at least four new outlets in the near future.

Sweden

Through job postings on its Swedish website, the Cupertino, Calif., company revealed on Tuesday that it plans to open the first Scandinavian Apple Store, according to website Allt om Mac.

Although the exact location of the retail outlet has not been disclosed, it is believed that store will be built in Stockholm's city center.

A November, 2011 report from Swedish newspaper Expressen claims () that the Apple Store will take the place of the Audi's old offices in Hamngatan, though the rumor was unsubstantiated.

Current openings include managers, back-of-house personnel and Genius Bar positions, among others.

Lending further evidence was the registration of a new company called "Apple Retail Sweden AB," which was filed for in 2011 at the Swedish Company Registration Office in Stockholm's Stureplan square.

The store is expected to open its doors in September.


Job listing on Apple's Swedish website. | Source: Apple


Australia

Perth is reportedly getting a second Apple Store in fall, and according to insiders the outlet is planned for construction in the affluent suburb of South Perth which is a 10 minute drive from the region's existing store.

Because the town of lacks a large mall or shopping district, it is thought that Apple will build the storefront on one of the area's main thoroughfares.

The South Perth location is approximately 1,700 miles away from the next-nearest Australian Apple Store in Melbourne and will serve the city's 38,000 residents as well as surrounding areas.

Based on current construction plans, the store could open by September.


Existing Perth Apple Store. | Source: Apple


Vancouver

Job listings on Apple's website point to openings at a new store in the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall in Vancouver.

The site will be the fifth Apple Store for British Columbia's largest city, and will join the main central location that is flanked by three others in surrounding suburbs.

Apple's newest Vancouver outlet will also be the company's easternmost and will service customers from a number of commuter suburbs.

Judging by the posting date of the job listing, the store is likely to open in September.


Coquitlam Centre exterior view. | Source: CoquitlamCenter.com


Seattle

New information from "tipsters" is rekindling a rumor that Apple is supposedly seeking out a second Seattle location that will complement its University Village storefront.

The Broadacres Building is now seen as a prime locale for an Apple Store as Nordstrom Rack is planning on relocating, which will leave a three-story space vacant.

Sources claim that Apple's real estate team has showed in interest about leasing part or all of the 43,000 square-foot space that takes up the basement, first and second levels of the building, though a deal has yet to materialize.


Broadacres Building with large Nordstrom Rack space. | Source: ifoAppleStore.com


Broadacres is set in downtown Seattle near Pike Place Market and is approximately five miles south of the University Village Apple Store.

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How about an apple store in Bloomington Indiana?!? 40,000 undergrads deserves one!
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How about Sarasota, FL... I'm here!
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How about an apple store in Bloomington Indiana?!? 40,000 undergrads deserves one!

Not in the English department I'm guessing.
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Perth is like one of the suburbs of South West Sydney, where the nearest Apple stores are over an hour away.

Minto Mall, an almost derelict shopping centre would provide an ideal location and due to the owners being bankrupt would be a cheap investment.
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post #6 of 62
I wonder how those Microsoft stores are doing.
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I wonder how those Microsoft stores are doing.

I was thinking the same thing? How many have they opened since the 1st batch?
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Perth is like one of the suburbs of South West Sydney, where the nearest Apple stores are over an hour away.

Minto Mall, an almost derelict shopping centre would provide an ideal location and due to the owners being bankrupt would be a cheap investment.

Ha ha!
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SOUTH PERTH YEAHHH! Represent, y'all. Reprezent....

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The South Perth location is approximately 1,700 miles away from the next-nearest Australian Apple Store in Melbourne and will serve the city's 38,000 residents as well as surrounding areas...

For those unfamiliar, and sharing my impressions, the greater metro area, within a 35km radius of the CBD, should be roughly 1.5 million people.

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Perth is like one of the suburbs of South West Sydney, where the nearest Apple stores are over an hour away.

Depends. For most people within 15km of the CBD, the Perth CBD Apple Store is at most 30 minutes away outside of commute hours.

With the South Perth store, not having to cross the river means anyone within 30km south of the river will just have to travel 30 minutes at most. And it makes things more accessible to Freemantle residents.
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Update [from ifoAppleStore]: Locals speculate the store will be located within the Garden City shopping mall located in Booragoon, somewhat southwest of South Perth

OK, this makes more sense, Garden City is Perth's most upscale shopping mall, and right in the heart of the suburbs south of the CBD. So, besides the CBD location, this new Perth Apple Store will cater to the *entire* southern part of the metro area, including suburbs/towns such as Freemantle and Armadale, upcoming "regional/semi-regional" areas. Also, this Garden City store will be more accessible to residents in the south, since one won't have to go through the Mitchell Fwy and Canning Hwy.

But it also depends on how the new Sunday Trading Hours is implemented, because it would be very un-Apple if it wasn't open when the rest of the mall is fully open, unless it has very separate frontage. We'll see.
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We need a CBD store in Melbourne. Doncaster and Chadstone are affluent areas, but not central.
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Not in the English department I'm guessing.



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How about an apple store in Bloomington Indiana?!? 40,000 undergrads deserves one!

Is there one in Indianapolis? An excuse to go to Trader Joe's on the same trip for some cases of Three Buck Chuck.

I love Bloomington. You are right, it deserves an Apple store, even if there's not enough of a market. What about the IU Bookstore? Not even? Barbaric, if not.

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Update [from ifoAppleStore]: Locals speculate the store will be located within the Garden City shopping mall located in Booragoon, somewhat southwest of South Perth

OK, this makes more sense, Garden City is Perth's most upscale shopping mall, and right in the heart of the suburbs south of the CBD. So, besides the CBD location, this new Perth Apple Store will cater to the *entire* southern part of the metro area, including suburbs/towns such as Freemantle and Armadale, upcoming "regional/semi-regional" areas. Also, this Garden City store will be more accessible to residents in the south, since one won't have to go through the Mitchell Fwy and Canning Hwy.

But it also depends on how the new Sunday Trading Hours is implemented, because it would be very un-Apple if it wasn't open when the rest of the mall is fully open, unless it has very separate frontage. We'll see.

Makes far more sense. South Perth would be a waste of time. Doesn't have enough traffic, unless it was on Canning hwy; a shocker of a road at anytime. Garden City would be ideal as it is always busy and is accessible from most areas in the South.

Not sure how Sunday trading would affect it, does Apple not open stores on Sundays?

And anyway, why the big push for Sunday trading? Can't people have one day without worrying about shopping.

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We need a CBD store in Melbourne. Doncaster and Chadstone are affluent areas, but not central.

Yeah, that's weird how there's no Melbourne CBD Apple Store.

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Makes far more sense. South Perth would be a waste of time. Doesn't have enough traffic, unless it was on Canning hwy; a shocker of a road at anytime. Garden City would be ideal as it is always busy and is accessible from most areas in the South.

Not sure how Sunday trading would affect it, does Apple not open stores on Sundays?

And anyway, why the big push for Sunday trading? Can't people have one day without worrying about shopping.

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Mike

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Hello ... Apple Store Perth CBD is open on Sundays, but it's on a street. Garden City is closed on Sundays, the Libs are now passing legislation that allows shops to open 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Which will apparently only kick in August or September this year.

Apple could have a Garden City store but they would have to coincide with the other stores opening on Sunday, it would be weird to just have Apple and a few other shops open. Unless they had some other street frontage or non-mall location.

As for Sunday trading? Well, it's a matter of convenience, sometimes you need to do stuff and get stuff, so that you don't cram your life into Mon-Sat. As long as worker compensation ("penalties", etc) are still taken care of I'm fine with it. I understand the regulation motives, but it would be easier to deregulate hours but ensure worker rights, wages and compensations for late night shifts, Sundays and Public Holidays are watertight.
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How about an apple store in Montevideo, Uruguay?
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I wonder how apple's customers are going to feel when they realise their shinny new mac can't set a more legible dpi for fonts thus enlarging them system wide for usability and all its fonts will be prey to whatever native resolution said mac they bought has. They might be a tad disappointed as well when they most likely will have trouble connecting to their smb shares in nas drives, home or office networks, and they certainly won't be able to search said network via the finder. I am sure they are also going to have a ball witht the indescernible monochromatic hell of lion which is of course all about contnent. Some of them will also be rushing to their local optometrists to make do with the glares galores of the untreated glassy surfaces where the glass is not even fused to the screen.

At some point in their trajectory apple was less about brick and mortar and churning one mac and itoy after the other and more about technological and aesthetic innovation. Anyone in there has the guts to shake things up a bit, diversify their line up and give us something to get excited about again. I would kill for the ergonomic and aesthetic tour de force that was the iMac g4.
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Sources claim that Apple's real estate team has showed in interest about leasing part or all of the 43,000 square-foot space that takes up the basement, first and second levels of the building...

But not the ground floor? Interesting.

I'm guessing there's simply a mix up here as Apple is likely interested in the basement and ground and first floors, keeping the 3 floors of the store tied together.
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This store looks like a repurposed trolley barn. Rip it down and make a glass cube, please.
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This store looks like a repurposed trolley barn. Rip it down and make a glass cube, please.

It thought it looked terrible too, but it's probably a well regarded landmark.
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This store looks like a repurposed trolley barn. Rip it down and make a glass cube, please.

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It thought it looked terrible too, but it's probably a well regarded landmark.

Nice to see you two paragons in agreement.

I think the repurposing of the retro gingerbread building—don't know what else to call it, maybe someone could enlighten me—into the standard Apple Moderne produces an amazing effect. And one also wants to preserve wherever possible, if the building warrants it al all.

Edit: So far, I can't find much on the building, except that it's "historic." Anybody?
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You are forgetting the first official Apple Store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands opening on March 3, 2012

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Nice to see you two paragons in agreement.

I think the repurposing of the retro gingerbread building—don't know what else to call it, maybe someone could enlighten me—into the standard Apple Moderne produces an amazing effect. And one also wants to preserve wherever possible, if the building warrants it al all.

Edit: So far, I can't find much on the building, except that it's "historic." Anybody?

Her is a little more info. I haven't checked the address yet.
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But not the ground floor? Interesting.

I'm guessing there's simply a mix up here as Apple is likely interested in the basement and ground and first floors, keeping the 3 floors of the store tied together.

The first floor is the ground floor. You must be thinking of the way they number floors in Europe, with #1 being one floor up from the street.
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Her is a little more info. I haven't checked the address yet.

Wow. A facadectomy. I'm doubly surprised.
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I wonder how those Microsoft stores are doing.

They are building a HUGE one right beside the Apple store in the Stanford shopping centre. I'd post a pic if I was allowed to.....

It's funny though, the hoarding has Microsoft products, 3/4 of which are rip offs of Apple products....
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Time for another T-Shirt. I have one from every Vancouver store.
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You are forgetting the first official Apple Store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands opening on March 3, 2012


That was already mentioned in it's own thread a week or so ago.
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I'm surprised that Apple is looking for its second Seattle store in Downtown Seattle. My guess would've been the recently-renovated Northgate Mall, which is adjacent to I-5 just a few miles south of Seattle's northern city limits boundary.
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I wonder how those Microsoft stores are doing.

I dunno - I was wondering that myself. There's one here in Atlanta at Lennox Mall. Looks fancy, and is almost identical in setup to the Apple store. I didn't go in there, but there weren't tons of folks in there. Maybe 10? Not many at all on a Saturday afternoon.
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How about an apple store in Montevideo, Uruguay?

With the manufacturing expansion to Brazil I'd expect South and Central America to be logical locations for future Apple Stores.
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Funny. I see all the locations Apple uses and it's often a historic building or unique location.

Then I see they're making one in Coquitlam Centre in Coquitlam, BC (not Vancouver BTW, but near to Vancouver). What a hole that area is.

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post #34 of 62
We have five Apple stores within 20 minutes of my house in Orange County, CA. Of course now you could probably put a pin on the map where I live.

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I'm surprised that Apple is looking for its second Seattle store in Downtown Seattle. My guess would've been the recently-renovated Northgate Mall, which is adjacent to I-5 just a few miles south of Seattle's northern city limits boundary.

There's already one at Alderwood mall in Lynnwood (ok we get it there's lots of trees around here) which isn't too far from Northgate. I'm pretty sure there isn't an Apple store that's actually downtown. U-district is close but I think one closer to the downtown shopping experience makes a lot of sense. Im surprised there isn't one there yet.
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We have five Apple stores within 20 minutes of my house in Orange County, CA. Of course now you could probably put a pin on the map where I live.

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Don't worry mate, we already knew where you live. Nice shoes you're wearing by the way.
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The first floor is the ground floor. You must be thinking of the way they number floors in Europe, with #1 being one floor up from the street.

I wasn't aware it was a European thing. Yes, in Europe the street floor is called the ground floor and the first floor is the one above. Basements are few and far between in this part of the world.
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I wonder how apple's customers are going to feel when they realise their shinny new mac can't set a more legible dpi for fonts thus enlarging them system wide for usability and all its fonts will be prey to whatever native resolution said mac they bought has. They might be a tad disappointed as well when they most likely will have trouble connecting to their smb shares in nas drives, home or office networks, and they certainly won't be able to search said network via the finder. I am sure they are also going to have a ball witht the indescernible monochromatic hell of lion which is of course all about contnent. Some of them will also be rushing to their local optometrists to make do with the glares galores of the untreated glassy surfaces where the glass is not even fused to the screen.

At some point in their trajectory apple was less about brick and mortar and churning one mac and itoy after the other and more about technological and aesthetic innovation. Anyone in there has the guts to shake things up a bit, diversify their line up and give us something to get excited about again. I would kill for the ergonomic and aesthetic tour de force that was the iMac g4.

Huh? That's the thing about nostalgia. It isn't what it used to be.
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Huh? That's the thing about nostalgia. It isn't what it used to be.

That's much better than my "They don't make nostalgia like they used to."

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