A Little Old Question...


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2000
Hi, everyone!

When can we see the Apple Retail Stores outside USA and Canada? :)

Dear Apple: the entire world is wishing for that step; so, what are you waiting for? :)

Best iRegards from

José Augusto Macedo do Couto


Moderator emeritus
Jan 2, 2001
Metairie, LA
I'd assume they are going to see how the stores here in the States go before they would start working on a step like that.....


macrumors regular
Jan 17, 2002
London (or virtually here)
Try Paris

There is a sort of poor-relation of the Apple Store concept already in Paris.

It's in a huge, odd computer store called Surcouf on the Avenue Daumesnil -- I'm sure others here have seen it. Surcouf is laid out and functions like a 'covered market' -- in the traditional sense -- crossbred with a computer expo. The idea is that vendors rent a bit of floor space and (literally) set up a stall from which to hock their stuff.

A huge Microsoft stall is the first thing you see when come in the front door, of course. But if that does't turn your stomach, go downstairs and all the way to the far end. Here there is a very pleasing sight. Apple has bought up a whole mess of plots and -- the only ones in the whole place -- put a in glass shopfront: it's not a stall, its a whole storefull of Apple only stuff! Plus, the staff lets you play with anything for as long as you want and are very friendly. Who set this up? Is this Apple's first toehold in Europe?


macrumors member
Oct 1, 2001
Reykjavik / ICELAND
There is one in ICELAND

The apple retailer in iceland bought all the furniture that is suppose to be in the store, it is half as small as the orginal apple store but it looks nice. They did a good job.

Greetings from ICELAND