Apple Stores in Australia and Boston

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    Boston.com reports on an upcoming Apple "flagship" store design due to be built in Boston at 815 Boylston Street later this year:
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    Meanwhile, ifoAppleStore and AppleInsider have posted images from a proposal by Apple to build an Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia at 625 Chapel Street, South Yarra:
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    I like the idea of a glass encased top floor. A solarium would be neat. Even better would be an atrium.
     
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    Both stores look great, and it's good to have Apple moving over to Australia at last, they could do with choosing a few other cities too though, like Sydney and Brisbane.

    As for the Boston store impression, wow..!!
     
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    Those proposals do look very impressive; I wish that the Apple Stores here in Minnesota looked like that!
     
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    the boston store looks great. you can just peer into the whole store.
     
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    What is the difference between an Apple store and the Apple centres we already have in Australia such as the one at Bondi Junction.
     
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    These buildings definitely beat Microsoft's "Wow" factor.
     
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    i think the "apple centre" you named is only a reseller store, isn't it?
     
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    Mac got styles

    Has to be said that the big bad Apple corp has big styles. I think the Apple Stores are one of the best concepts Apple came up with.

    The whole, come in and use our macs, without any pressure to buy works so well for me. You don't get annoying assistants who don't know anything pestering you on the net, which works so well in real life too.
     
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    This is the old Copy Cop across the street from the Pru, right? What's "traditional" about that? :confused:
     
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    Other than architecture....not much, actually. They're definitely better stocked than Mac1 and Nextbyte, and you can play with every computer and product Apple sells. Other than that, and the sheer size of the store itself, it's not THAT different, really. Some Nextbyte stores are quite good, although they won't have every single product to demo, not that I bother anyway.

    I've only been to the Ginza store, which is supposed to be mega, and while it was definitely impressive, I'm not going to go out of my way to travel to an Apple Store every time I need a Mac product. Some resellers are quite good, have what I want to demo (usually a 15" MBP, 30" ACD, Mac Pro, 24" iMac, and that's it! :) ), and are geographically closer.
     
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    I don't think it's owned by Apple... it's a third-party.
     
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    I'm not complaining or anything but I wish the Apple Store here in Vegas was a building of its own. (okay, so maybe I really am complaining) The design would be kick ass. Instead, the store is inside the Fashion Show Mall which is in the middle of The Strip. Oh well, I'll settle for what's here already, especially since most Apple fans don't even have one by them.
     
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    Apple in Vegas

    If they had a stand alone store in Vegas they would have to change the concept every couple of years!!
    If you live in Vegas you know where Fashion Show is:D
     
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    That Melbourne store looks fantastic - I hope it goes ahead.
     
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    What about the Sydney store? The modifications to a building has been approved by the City of Sydney.
     
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    I like the visual of the Boston one - very bright and hopeful.

    Not so sure about the Melbourne one - too heavy and industrial.
     
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    The Boston store looks beautiful, but so out of place.
     
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    Where is South Yarra? Is it in Melbourne city?
     
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    sweet... but why wouldn't they just replace their Flinders street one with a big store? That one has a good location, but the shopfront is... well... a hole.

    kinda... to get there by train, go a station east to Richmond, then a station south, to South Yarra.
     
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    sydney store

    well the sydney store will be conveniently located between Haighs chocolates (on the opposite side of the street) and Red Eye Records (just around the corner)... I don't venture in to town much these days but those three things combine would be a might good reason.... :p

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    Saw this in the paper this morning, about the Melbourne store, I was pleased.

    The difference is Next Byte stores don't look very pretty.
     
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    Ah, so THAT's where it is. I was having trouble imagining where it was from the address alone. ;) Haighs Chocolate......of course I know where that is.
     

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