Apple plans 35-40 new retail stores in 2006.

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    This all sounds very promising unless your an Apple re-seller. I wouldnt mind seeing an Apple store in NZ some time in the future, along with ITMS for NZ/Australia :D
     
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    And 90% of them will be in California or other locations that have several bajillion Apple stores already. :rolleyes: I personally can't complain. I have one store within 15 minutes of me. Another store 10 minutes from work and one about 45 from either place. I feel for everyone who has to drive hours to get to a store.
     
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    I'm not agreeing/disagreeing but did you hear they were mostly planned for Cali?
     
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    It would seem that Apple does a LOT of research before placing their stores. If several stores are in one city, then it's because the balance of population, local traffic patterns, buying demographics, and rent costs make that sensible. It doesn't mean stores won't be coming to other areas.

    Nor are Apple Stores the only places to get Macs. CompUSA in particular has been a great source in my experience--complete with Apple staff and the latest goodies on display to play with.
     
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    35-40 Stores...thats a lot of new stores opening up next year. I hope that Apple can make all of them successful.
     
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    I want to work at the Apple Store, problem is Houston Galleria is an hour away downtown. However, I got a Fry's that I had an interview at today where they are putting me in software. Maybe someday an Apple store will come to the NASA area and I can go there.

    Someday.

    PS, check out ifoapplestore for a comprehensive list of Apple stores that have come out and are on their way out. Great website for Apple store focus.
     
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    Remember, we were promised 40 stores this year, 25 by Sept 30 (end fiscal quarter). We hit 124 by sept 30, 125 is this weekend in NYC.

    there SHOULD be 15 stores left to open before the year ends, including 2 in south california, Salt Lake City, Dallas' 3ed at Northpark, Manchester UK, and London's second at Brent Cross.
     
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    Well maybe 2006 is the year for Australia...
     
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    I get dibs on a $100 bet that none of those 40 are put in Louisiana.
     
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    Not here, though I haven't been to CompUSA for about a year so maybe they've improved.
     
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    It seems some people don't like shopping at stores other than the Apple Store, I heard some people joking about buying from stores other then Apple, in my experience however there has been no problem, my parents bought a iMac G4.
     
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    Yah, we got one store for the entire country of Canada, and it's on the other side!
     
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    Not while there's a street corner left in New York, L.A., or Chicago.
     
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    16 year old CompUSA PC zealot: Mac, why would you want one of those? They don't have any software, no games, no illegal download programs, and aren't 3 billion gigahertz. Why would you want one of them? Check out this awesome HP celeron machine.
     
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    It would be nice to have an Apple Store in Olympia, WA. The area seems affluent enough. The nearest Apple Store is an hour + drive north to Seattle, Tukwila, or Bellevue.

    Now an ITMS or Apple Store in any Latin American country would be a first. :rolleyes:
     
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    are you trying to be funny...!? :p

    we can't even get a iTMS, so what chance an Apple Store!!
     
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    Maaaan I cant wait!!
     
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    It'd be nice to see one closer to me - I have to drive 2-3 hours to get to either the Indianapolis or Chicago stores.

    Ft. Wayne would be very nice, but South Bend could also work :D

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    Be better to drive to one of the Oregon stores. No tax! That's where I'm buying my next PowerMac, even though it's over 2 hours away.
     
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    I know the feeling. In the roughly 50-mile between Madison, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, the Quad Cities, Rockford, and Dubuque there is almost a million people and two major Universities. Yet, the nearest Apple stores are in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Des Moines. Note to Apple: if you want to sell Macs, putting a store at Coral Ridge Mall or one of the Madison twins would be a good idea.
     
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    At least you guys have Apple Australia!
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    Don't forget Meadowhall Sheffield, UK... there appears to be a distinct lack of information regarding this particular store as of late. My interest is obviously due to me living fairly close to it!! [20ish minute drive / 15ish minute train journey... oh yessss!]

    As one poster already pointed out, why on earth has Canada only one Apple store for the entire country!! In relation to my plight, the UK is a darn sight smaller than Canada - although as population figures go I guess we're not far off!

    I'm obviously only taking into consideration those countries that have at least one store... so please don't grill me!!

    OT EDIT : Google reckons the UK population is 60 million and Canada is 31 million... :eek:
     
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    Very sadly, your chances of winning that bet have gone up significantly recently. :(
     
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    They did say in the call that most of the new stores would be in the US.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more turn up in the UK though. Glasgow or Edinburgh is a likely choice, along with Cambridge where the city centre is undergoing massive reinvestment. Newcastle, Bristol (perhaps at Cribbs Causeway) and Liverpool might be other choices.
     

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