Apple retail update: 200th store, more to follow

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
October 26th will mark more than just the release of Mac OS X Leopard: the day will signal the launch of Apple's 200th store and a new wave of retail openings.



ifo Apple Store has word that Gilbert, Arizona will be home to the symbolic opening at the town's SanTan Village mall.



The location starts business slightly over six years after Apple first began its retail initiative at its Tysons Corner, Virginia location. The Mac maker has since opened a new store an average of nearly every twelve days since, cracking $100 million in 16 months and the $1 billion threshold in just four years, rivaling the same record Old Navy set for a retail opening during the 1990s.



Signs show, however, that the Cupertino firm is far from finished and plans to expand into unfamiliar territory within the next two years.



Besides its first stores in the major urban centers Brooklyn and Washington, DC, Apple is reported to be preparing a Baton Rouge store that would be the first in Louisiana and the only official retail presence for the company along the coastline area between Florida and Texas.



The commitment to stores outside of the US will also be renewed in the near future, according to reports. Vancouver, British Columbia is said to be home to the first known Canadian Apple store West of Ontario in 2009, when finished renovations to the Pacific Centre Mall will allow Apple to set up shop before the end of that year.



Apple is also preparing to break new ground in Australia, says the Sydney Morning Herald. The paper claims that construction has begun on a three-story, 14,370 square foot flagship store at the intersection of King and George that will include a large glass facade and should be ready by mid-2008. A Melbourne store is also said to be in the works and would be teamed up with store-within-a-store project in Myer retail outlets to improve Apple's standing in both cities as well as Brisbane.



British residents should also be treated to at least one major expansion, with Cambridge and its abundant university population receiving an Apple store when the Grand Arcade mall opens in March of next year.



An architectural sketch of the new Apple store on Sydney's George Street.

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    walshbjwalshbj Posts: 864member
    So much for Cliff Edwards and his prediction of failure. He wrote a nasty iPod Touch review today too. He slams it for things like YouTube only working when you're connected to the internet. That makes a lot of sense.



    Check out his retail prediction:

    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...1/b3733059.htm
  • Reply 2 of 11
    mgkwhomgkwho Posts: 167member
    story not storey



    -=|Mgkwho
  • Reply 3 of 11
    ksecksec Posts: 1,568member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mgkwho View Post


    story not storey



    -=|Mgkwho



    I wonder why apple dont work more closely with Uni. ( Or they have been and i just dont see it ). Open a small Apple Store or a Store within store Concept in all the high profile Uni around Europe. Since now you cant get proper EDU discount from Online.



    I still have problem understanding their retail expansion. Slightly too focused on the US and leaving UK and EU behind.

    And of course. Asia isn't even on Apple Map yet ><
  • Reply 4 of 11
    elrothelroth Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mgkwho View Post


    story not storey



    -=|Mgkwho



    Check your dictionary - storey is an accepted variant of story. Used in Britain (and Australia, I presume).
  • Reply 5 of 11
    irelandireland Posts: 17,794member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by elroth View Post


    Check your dictionary - storey is an accepted variant of story. Used in Britain (and Australia, I presume).



    You'll find the British versions are usually the right ones, it is their language after all.
  • Reply 6 of 11
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    a Baton Rouge store that would be ...along the coastline...



    Baton Rouge is not on the coast. No one would say that Salinas, CA is "along the coastline" and it is closer to salt water than Baton Rouge.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    ajkajk Posts: 1member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mgkwho View Post


    story not storey



    -=|Mgkwho



    As a Brit I can confirm what others have said.



    I could tell you a story about a 13 storey building but I won't. Hopefully that explains how we use both spellings and the context is the key.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    YAY!



    Vancouver, BC desperately needs one! By 2009 ill be graduated, so perfect timing for me to apply for a job when it first opens! woot! We better have the iPhone by then though....somehow i doubt it
  • Reply 9 of 11
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,985member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by walshbj View Post


    So much for Cliff Edwards and his prediction of failure. He wrote a nasty iPod Touch review today too. He slams it for things like YouTube only working when you're connected to the internet. That makes a lot of sense.



    Check out his retail prediction:

    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...1/b3733059.htm



    Wow. Thanks for the blast from the past!

    It is easy to laugh now, but the fear of Gateway squeezing Apple out was something that many people--even Apple fans--saw as possible or even inevitable. How things have changed...

    (Shoulda bought stock)



    Quote:

    Indeed, rather than taking on the retailers who ought to be its partners, Apple would do better improving how it works with them. A good step would be to end the "think secret" approach that shrouds every new-product announcement. Covert operations worked beautifully when Jobs first arrived on the scene; his charismatic stage presence and Apple's eye-popping designs created priceless buzz. Now, retailers complain that the secrecy prevents them from doing advance advertising to hype sales and clear out inventory. "They are the most secretive company I've ever done business with," says one top retailer. "They should let the news leak out, to convince the world how exciting their stuff is. That's how everyone else does it." Maybe it's time Steve Jobs stopped thinking quite so differently.



  • Reply 10 of 11
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,985member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AJK View Post


    As a Brit I can confirm what others have said.



    I could tell you a story about a 13 storey building but I won't. Hopefully that explains how we use both spellings and the context is the key.



    Yeah, but it looks like Kasper changed it anyway...



    U-S-A!! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!
  • Reply 11 of 11
    And while we are on the subject of language, the Grand Arcade in Cambridge is a 'shopping centre' not a 'mall'.
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