International Apple Stores: Canada, UK, Australia

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    Apple is reportedly working on expanding their international presence with new Apple Stores in a number of countries.

    TheRegister.co.uk reported that Apple Australia has begun recruiting staff for a new store in Sydney's central George Street. Meanwhile Apple UK is recruiting for staff in stores in Milton Keynes Central shopping mall; Solihull; Exeter's Princesshay centre; Brighton's Church Hill Square; Reading's The Oracle site; Glasgow's Buchanan Street; and Essex's Lakeside shopping centre.

    Meanwhile Appleinsider reports that Apple is planning a "double-decker flagship" store in Montreal, Canada. The new store will be located at 1321 Ste-Catherine Ouest (location photos) in Montreal's shopping district.

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    How many more Apple Stores does the London area need?
     
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    We need one in Bournemouth UK, the media school, art institute and many design and media business runs on macs in the area, I think it would do well if Bournemouth had one, there is a couple Apple resellers, but an official Apple store would be better.

    But the news of more Apple stores in the UK and worldwide is good!!
     
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    Cool, so Toronto and Montreal are covered...

    Bring on Ottawa!

    (And bring on iTunes TV shows and movies, while we're at it...!)
     
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    Wheres the Irish store then Apple? You have your factory here so why not a store?:confused:
     
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    Nah, time for a west coast store first. :p ;) Bring one to Vancouver or Calgary, that would be excellent... :cool:

    Ottawa would be a great future location though as well. I really enjoyed it when I used to live there.
     
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    I'm surprised they're going for Lakeside as well (in the UK), especially as Apple have the store in Bluewater, just on the other side of the Thames. Unless they can get a much bigger site at Lakeside and they'll close the Bluewater store.
     
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    Sorry Shard but I've got to say it, in terms of retail space, the prices in Ottawa look way more reasonable than Vancouver/Calgary! ;)

    oh, I almost forgot to say it: Way to go Montreal!
     
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    We need one in Cardiff, it is the capital of Wales!
     
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    I thought they were planning on bringing one to Calgary in Chinook shopping centre. It has the 3rd largest revenue of any mall in Canada, with the first 2 being in Toronto. Montreal makes no sense.
     
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    that is a bit strange, maybe there isn't enough irish buyers? I certainly would have thought Ireland would have had one....
     
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    a "double decker flagship store" would look hot on Bloor in Yorkville in Toronto. Crazy rent, though.
     
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    Theres plenty of buyurs. Dublin city is full of Apple users and I cant understand why they dont have a store yet. Not even 1. I'd expect that in Dublin anyway but Apple must have other ideas. Boo to them
     
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    Oh for sure, in terms of cost, you definitely don't want to be buying anything in Vancouver or Calgary right now! :eek: But it's Apple's money, not mine, so I say go for it. :D :cool:
     
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    The Montreal store wouldn't even be in a mall. And Montreal is still a bigger city than Calgary
     
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    Perhaps this is a similar to other manufacturers. Like in Indonesia...where people work in a Nike plant but can't afford to buy the shoes that they, themselves, manufacture. Or like the Island of Fiji. Where something like 35% of the population doesn't have access to clean drinking water yet entire villages may work at the Fiji Water bottling plant. Perhaps its a similar situation in Ireland..... ;)
     
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    Saint Catherine's Quest?

    The store in Montreal will be on Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest (French for West Saint Catherine Street), not Quest.
     
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    Hmmm...apple store Hungary would be useful.
    They have two 'apple' stores, but not the 'real' deal in Budapest.

    Better yet, itunes availability in Hungary would be cool - the country is in the E.U. but you sure couldnt tell. :)

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    what...?
     
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    Apple certainly do things differently. A flagship store in Montreal?:confused:
    With the totalitarian language laws in Quebec, I guess it will have to say "Pomme" on the sign, or they could just use :apple: ;).
    I wonder how you say flagship in French? :D

    Rich :cool:
     
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    St Catherines St in Montreal is a perfect location for an Apple store.
     
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    Yeah, it's totally totalitarian here. That's why we have no big companies at all.

    Wal-Mart couldn't even figure how to translate their name. We still mostly use a barter system, it's simpler
     
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    Apple is planning a "double-decker flagship" store in Montreal, Canada.

    Nice, but can be have a regular old mall store in Ottawa, please?
     

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