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Sep 14, 2006, 03:14 PM
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Link: Apple to unveil new store design (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060914161437)
Description:: The new design features will draw from Apple's new Fifth Avenue store, which is built in a former underground parking garage with a 32-foot glass structure above ground featuring the Apple logo.

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steve_hill4
Sep 14, 2006, 03:28 PM
I recall when the then "Largest Apple retail store" opened on Regent's Street in London. That place is largely white and clear perspex. Shortly after that opened, the nanos came out, then the 5G iPod, followed by the opening of the Birmingham Bullmarket store. That place had quite a mixture of white and black and looked great, but I still preferred the feel and atmosphere of the Regent's Street store.

Hope that doesn't change too much.

bradc
Sep 14, 2006, 03:52 PM
Yeah I don't see anything 'wrong' or reason to change the stores. They're already very nice and inviting. Maybe the new stores will be more 'metallic' with aluminum tables/desk and maybe a mix of black, white and anodized aluminum?

spine
Sep 15, 2006, 06:50 AM
I'll be at the opening of the Providence store.
I will take as many photos as possible - shall I post them?

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 07:20 AM
I'll be at the opening of the Providence store.
I will take as many photos as possible - shall I post them?

I'll see you there Spine. Woo hoo! Finally an Apple Store in state.

Should be an interesting day.

spine
Sep 15, 2006, 09:31 AM
I'll see you there Spine. Woo hoo! Finally an Apple Store in state.

Should be an interesting day.


I hope they have some good give-aways.
I free macbook would be nice.

shecky
Sep 15, 2006, 09:33 AM
ill be at providence also. tho...not in line for the moment it opens. but definitely later that day.

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 10:24 AM
ill be at providence also. tho...not in line for the moment it opens. but definitely later that day.

Be interesting to see how big the store actually is, from the outside it looks rather small, imho.

shecky
Sep 15, 2006, 10:27 AM
i agree, tho to be honest, it could look like a dumpster for all i care as i will be happy to go to an apple store that is an easy 5 minute walk from work as opposed to a congested, pain in the butt 40 minute drive to chestnut hill.

but having said that i am anxious to see the new design and how the store looks in person there.

Chundles
Sep 15, 2006, 10:33 AM
- Lots of blue lights
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas6.jpg

- Apple Store employees to wear blue and outnumber customers by 2:1
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas5.jpg

- Computers to be displayed in "cubicles" depicting common computing environments
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas3.jpg

- Lots of divisions to awkwardly divide the store and create blind-spots
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas2.jpg

- New retail philosophy, Apple Stores will no longer carry stock - purchases will be made in store using an online Build-to-order system and delivered to the home.
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas7.jpg

- The stores will replace an air of technological simplicity with an air of futility.
http://www.gadgetell.com/images/072006/delldallas4.jpg


:D :p

rtdgoldfish
Sep 15, 2006, 10:36 AM
Providence store is going in the Providence Place Mall right?? I've got family around there and I'm gonna get them to go to the grand opening to get me a shirt or something :p

And Chundles, is that first picture a first look at a new black iMac??!! And I think I saw a new display in there too!! :eek: :D :p

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 10:47 AM
Providence store is going in the Providence Place Mall right?? I've got family around there and I'm gonna get them to go to the grand opening to get me a shirt or something :p

And Chundles, is that first picture a first look at a new black iMac??!! And I think I saw a new display in there too!! :eek: :D :p

Yep RTD, Providence Place Mall, right next to Sharper Image and Pottery Barn. i'm assuming it has no street access so I'm assuming the inside of the Mall is where the line will be.

puckhead193
Sep 15, 2006, 11:00 AM
I'll be at the opening of the Providence store.
I will take as many photos as possible - shall I post them?
when does it open i might have to take a road trip...

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 11:03 AM
when does it open i might have to take a road trip...

Providence Store Opens on the Saturday the 23rd of this month. I'll probably be taking pictures too.

For those coming in from out of state the parking garage is pay to park.
0-3 hours: $1
3-4 hours: $5
4-5 hours: $6
5-6 hours: $7
6-7 hours: $8
7-8 hours: $13
8-10 hours: $15
10-12 hours: $17
12-20 hours: $20
No validation necessary.

puckhead193
Sep 15, 2006, 11:06 AM
Providence Store Opens on the Saturday the 23rd of this month. I'll probably be taking pictures too.

ooooooooooooooo
Thanks for the info, how come the new apple store thread didn't update unless it did and i'm slow....

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 11:11 AM
ooooooooooooooo
Thanks for the info, how come the new apple store thread didn't update unless it did and i'm slow....

I dunno. I had to read ifoapplestore's, tuaw's and macnn's posting three times to confirm the store was opening on the 23rd. The wording was so vague.

spine
Sep 15, 2006, 01:11 PM
Will there really be a line forming?
Has anyone been to an opening before?

robbents99
Sep 15, 2006, 01:37 PM
Will there really be a line forming?
Has anyone been to an opening before?

I tend to think a bit pessimistically...

With Colleges in session and with RIC, PC, JW, CCRI, Brown, I'm going to assume there will be a line. Every single picture of an Apple Store Opening I seen there's been a line.

And, having been to PVD Mall a lot, the location of the store on the first floor and considering how there are little shops in the middle of the first floor. I get the feeling the line is going to go everwhere.

Always be prepared for the worst.

Unless this place does have a outside door? I haven't been around the outside of the Mall in a bit...

spine
Sep 15, 2006, 01:47 PM
I tend to think a bit pessimistically...

With Colleges in session and with RIC, PC, JW, CCRI, Brown, I'm going to assume there will be a line. Every single picture of an Apple Store Opening I seen there's been a line.

And, having been to PVD Mall a lot, the location of the store on the first floor and considering how there are little shops in the middle of the first floor. I get the feeling the line is going to go everwhere.

Always be prepared for the worst.

Unless this place does have a outside door? I haven't been around the outside of the Mall in a bit...

Thanks! There is no outside door - its a crappy mall.
See you there!

latergator116
Sep 15, 2006, 02:22 PM
Why does this store have to open the weekend I won't be here? I don't really care about being first in line, but I thought it would be cool to get an apple t-shirt.:mad: Oh well...

cardjoseph
Sep 15, 2006, 03:35 PM
My wife, daughter, and I will be heading over to the Apple Store opening in Columbia, MD. We want to get some free t-shirts and register for a grand prize drawing they are having there (which is for a new 17" imac, an ipod, a digital camera, a digital camcorder, and printer). Not to mention we want to check out the new store. Maybe get some new software.

I have been waiting for this store to open for sometime and am glad they are finally ready to do some business. I needed something new to browse every now and then when I am at that mall.

To know there is an Apple store not too far away from me now....can't wait to see future new products there.

wmmk
Sep 15, 2006, 06:57 PM
based on the new iTunes interface (which I'm guessing will end up being 10.5 GUI), they may have a lot of black and silver, a little bit of grayish blue, and less wood stuff.

balamw
Sep 15, 2006, 07:12 PM
DUPE Detele me!

balamw
Sep 15, 2006, 07:14 PM
Will there really be a line forming?
Has anyone been to an opening before?
Plenty of stories in the new stores thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=50160

Here's mine. http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=1865440&postcount=966

Seems like if you get there right around opening time you're pretty much guaranteed a shirt these days...

B

generik
Sep 15, 2006, 07:52 PM
What good is a new store design if all that store has on display are old shiny outdated laptops? :rolleyes:

ghall
Sep 15, 2006, 10:17 PM
OMG, I have to go to the Providence grand opening! I live like 5 minutes away! I really hate the PP Mall, but I'll go for the Apple Store. Hell yeah!

EDIT: I'm also applying for a job there!

robbents99
Sep 18, 2006, 09:36 AM
Apple has now officially added their Providence Place Mall Store (http://www.apple.com/retail/providenceplace/week/20060924.html) to their store line up.

Looks like they are opening at 10 AM on Saturday.

Capt Underpants
Sep 20, 2006, 09:18 PM
I talked to the builder of the North Park Center store back in March at the opening, and he told me Apple would be unveiling a new design later in the year. Of course, I'm sure no one really cared when I posted about it here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2199391&postcount=23), though.

*toots own horn*

The north park center store was supposed to exhibit the new design, but Steve Jobs came in and didn't like it, so they had to re-do it from scratch (which is why it took so freakin' long to open).