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Apple has announced that it will be opening a trio of retail stores following construction and renovations over the next week.

Apple's retail store at Westfield Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland will open at a new location within the shopping mall on Saturday, August 20. Apple did not provide a specific time, but the store opens at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturdays. The store's new address will be 1735 Annapolis Mall.

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Apple Annapolis prior to renovations

Apple's retail store at Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri will also be moving to a new location within the shopping center on Saturday, August 20. Apple did not provide a specific time, but the store opens at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturdays. The store's new address will be 227 Nichols Road.

Apple's retail store on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland, closed since January, will reopen one week later on Saturday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m. local time. The store remains located at 147 Buchanan Street. Planning documents filed with Glasgow City Council in 2015 reveal extensive interior and exterior renovations.

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Apple Buchanan Street prior to renovations

The trio of locations will feature Apple's next-generation store design inspired by chief design officer Jony Ive, including some combination of large glass doors, light boxes extending the length of the ceiling, indoor trees, touch-sensitive sequoia wood tables, sequoia wood shelves along the walls, and large digital screens for product marketing.

Read our Apple Stores roundup to keep track of the company's latest retail store developments.

Article Link: Apple Opening Three Next-Generation Stores Over the Next Week
 

rmbpuser

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The one at Regent Street, London is closed too. Wonder if it will reopen with the new design as well?
 
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Pakaku

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I guess it makes sense that I don't feel like I'm missing out on much.
 
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Can Thousand Oaks please reopen? Its been over 5 months and its getting extremely irritating how busy the surrounding stores are. The earliest I can make a Genius Bar appointment for is next Thursday at my 5 surrounding stores.
 
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Can Thousand Oaks please reopen? Its been over 5 months and its getting extremely irritating how busy the surrounding stores are. The earliest I can make a Genius Bar appointment for is next Thursday at my 5 surrounding stores.
Agree, I avoid the stores now because they are too busy, miss when they were more organized and less crowded.
 
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keysofanxiety

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Agree, I avoid the stores now because they are too busy, miss when they were more organized and less crowded.

More to do with Apple's rocket growth & popularity than fault with the retail store I think. Regardless, I agree with staffing and space; quite a few outlets could use an overhaul. The staff are fairly overworked as well.
 
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I've always liked the simple design of the Apple Stores and the use of the glass doors and lighting inside.
The one thing that I have always wondered why Apple does not address is all the wires. In the store they have that curly power cord going into the table and then all these wires on the table. You would think they could do that to look better in an Apple way.

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The one thing that I have always wondered why Apple does not address is all the wires. In the store they have that curly power cord going into the table and then all these wires on the table. You would think they could do that to look better in an Apple way.
Yeah they probably could. But it might entail cutting more holes in the tables for each device. Then as product lines change and display styles change they may either have too many open holes or may need to cut more holes. I suppose doing it this way with just a couple of slots and feeding the many wires into it is a better compromise.

Just my guess from reviewing the picture.
 
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More to do with Apple's rocket growth & popularity than fault with the retail store I think. Regardless, I agree with staffing and space; quite a few outlets could use an overhaul. The staff are fairly overworked as well.

I honestly think that if express replacements weren't AppleCare+ only, or a fee, it would reduce the burden at the Genius Bar. More people could call in and save Genius Bar appointments for 'technological emergencies'. lol

But seriously, my GF has to wait 7 days to get a new home button because she doesn't have AppleCare+.
 
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That's innovation.

Maybe they can get a job for all those Microsoft employees that have been laid off. They can sell AppleCare.
 
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Next generation store. Last generation products.

Sadly, so very true. I'm surprised there aren't tube radios in space gray on those nice tables.

Jeez, talk about milking a dead cow. We get it.

I think I'm looking forward to the MBP updates more to silence the haters, than actually look to buy one.

I don't think people who recognize the slowness of Apple's innovation lately are necessarily haters. This has been recognized not only by commentators here but the larger tech press, retailers who can't unload outdated products, and now consumers. The new MBP might be great (I hope) but it's *still* late and it's not nearly enough.
 
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keysofanxiety

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I don't think people who recognize the slowness of Apple's innovation lately are necessarily haters.

True, but it's close to trolling; they mention it relentlessly, every which way they can.

I understand people who have older machines, which they use for their livelihood, and don't feel that the current spec justifies paying that much -- especially if there's an update around the corner. That's absolutely fair enough and I agree with them.

But a lot of people seem to be acting like it's completely the end of the world and will hammer the issue wherever possible. You know the ones; you see them in almost every thread. As if they can't do anything on their current Macs that will suddenly change when they're refreshed with better specs. I question how many of the persistent whiners actually own a Mac.
 
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Underpaid.

That's only your opinion. They have one of the best jobs in the field, if not the best.
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But a lot of people seem to be acting like it's completely the end of the world and will hammer the issue wherever possible. You know the ones; you see them in almost every thread. As if they can't do anything on their current Macs that will suddenly change when they're refreshed with better specs. I question how many of the persistent whiners actually own a Mac.

Probably none.

And when the new macs come, they will guaranteedly whine about anything like "it's not a Surface", "it runs MacOS, and I need this Windows software", "Apple is forcing me to buy USB-C accessories all over again".
 
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Lol do you really think they would open Regent Street (a very high profile store) with the OLD design?...

Its been closed for a while. Probably be old by the time they reopen.
 

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