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Apple is gearing up to open its first two Apple Stores in Spain, which will become the 11th country to host official Apple Store locations.




La Maquinista (Barcelona) Apple Store under wraps
First to open will be the La Maquinista store in Barcelona, set to open at 10:00 AM on this Saturday, September 4th. The Xanadú store in Madrid will follow one week later. In late June, ifoAppleStore took a look at the two new locations, which appear to be of the fairly standard Apple Store design variety located in typical shopping mall environments.




Xanadú (Madrid) Apple Store under wraps
A third Spanish store is reportedly slated for Valencia and is scheduled to open possibly as soon as the end of the year in a historic building near the city's center.

Apple has been making a series of high-profile store opening in countries around the world in recent months. Earlier this month, it opened its largest-yet store in the Covent Garden section of London. In July, the company opened a store in Shanghai featuring a large, cylindrical glass tower at its entrance. The company opened its first French store at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris last November.

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ctdonath

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"Apple about to reveal something! Nothing else known! Film at 11!"

(sorry. had to.)
 
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josec

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i don't know about the store in barcelona, but the one in madrid is actually a good 25-30 km from the city, at a mall famous for having a huge artificial ski slope.

it's quite a surprising choice for a "first apple store in madrid".
i've been living in madrid for 10 years now and i've NEVER gone there.
basically, you need a car and a whole morning/afternoon to make a trip there.

it's as if they opened the "first apple store in nyc" somewhere in new jersey :/

i hope they open a proper store IN the city.
 
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catracho

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LA TIENDA DE MANZANA!!!!!!
that means apple store in spanish right?

More precisely LA TIENDA DE LA MANZANA ;)

Yeah, Apple Store coming to Spain for first time ever is a big new.

The first two will be located at malls, but the third one will open in Valencia and it will be in a big and beautiful historic building next to the most important business street of the city. Can't wait! :apple::apple:
 
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jmmo20

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Where is the giant Apple logo?!

those pics are from before Apple acknowledged the Apple Store openings.
They now feature a huge apple logo and the url "www.apple.com/es"

btw, the one in Barcelona, in La Maquinista, is just about 10 minutes away from my home.. yipeee!! :eek:)
 
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z4n3

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Yeah, but that's because everything in Spain is done manjana :p

Just kidding!

BTW: Who wants to take bets for how long it takes before this Apple Store is robbed?

First off it is spelt MAÑANA, secondly that saying is used for countries in south America NOT Spain.

I would love you hear your reasons with regards to your bets on how long it takes to be robbed?




:apple:
 
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BeachChair

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Have any Apple stores(Apple owned) ever closed?

There used to be Apple branded stores in Denmark. They are all taken over by offical resellers called Humac or the norwegian Eplehuset. These aren't as good as real apple stores, there is no genius bar, no free wifi, no couch area. And Apple doesn't supply them with new products as fast as Apples own stores.
 
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jmmo20

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Yeah, but that's because everything in Spain is done manjana :p

Just kidding!

BTW: Who wants to take bets for how long it takes before this Apple Store is robbed?


You are aware Spain is in Europe, right?
We have one of the lowest crime rates in the whole European Union.
We also have one of the lowest death rate by gun fire in the whole world, since weapon permits are highly restricted.

Oh, and by the way, we're way ahead of other "more developed countries" in terms of social liberties (2nd country in the world to recognise gay marriage and the first to term them "marriage" not just "civil unions"), renewable energies (about 50% of total energy generated this year comes from solar/water/wind energy) and a few other stuff.

Oh, and yes, we have way bettteeeeeeer cell coverage in here than AT&T in the States, LOL.



Ps. I've only heard of a few Apple Stores being robbed and guess what.. they were in the US!! lol.
 
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jmmo20

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First off it is spelt MAÑANA, secondly that saying is used for countries in south America NOT Spain.

I would love you hear your reasons with regards to your bets on how long it takes to be robbed?




:apple:

Don't bother, he'll enlighten us manjana LOL!!!
 
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Master Chief

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First off it is spelt MAÑANA, secondly that saying is used for countries in south America NOT Spain.
Please note my use of italics – like saying that it is pronounced as "manjana".

I would love you hear your reasons with regards to your bets on how long it takes to be robbed?
Spain was the first EU country we lived in where we had to get used to steel bars in front of our windows. And I have been personally involved, with three incidents, where people thought to get away with stealing my belongings. I literally had to protect my family. No fun.

Don't get me wrong. I love Spain, but we also have a house on Ibiza that got 'cleaned out completely'. It's just a proven fact that wages in Spain are still ridiculously low, compared to almost every other EU country, and that's when crime rates go up.
 
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Master Chief

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You are aware Spain is in Europe, right?
We have one of the lowest crime rates in the whole European Union.
We also have one of the lowest death rate by gun fire in the whole world, since weapon permits are highly restricted.

Oh, and by the way, we're way ahead of other "more developed countries" in terms of social liberties (2nd country in the world to recognise gay marriage and the first to term them "marriage" not just "civil unions"), renewable energies (about 50% of total energy generated this year comes from solar/water/wind energy) and a few other stuff.

Oh, and yes, we have way bettteeeeeeer cell coverage in here than AT&T in the States, LOL.

Ps. I've only heard of a few Apple Stores being robbed and guess what.. they were in the US!! lol.
There's no need to defend Spain. Really. It's just my personal view/experience and people are aware of it, or should now, after my previous reply.

But... about getting a phone line, Internet and electricity. Man that wasn't easy. Took a while. Not to mention that the speed was anything I was used to.
 
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dhd

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I'm spanish, I have lived in North Europe for almost 10 years...Sadly i have to agree that Spain is really far far away from the rest of the EU in all aspects, from labour conditions regulations to education, social welfare, cultural/arts activities and do not get me started with internet/mobile connections!!!, you pay here the double than Holland to get a connection that is 7 times slower!!!:eek: As I see it, I only see S-Pain cheaper for alcohol, tobacco and (maybe) eating tapas, the rest of goods are overpriced compared with another countries, specially when you take into account the minimum salary (670eur/month) or that the average salary is between 600-900eur (Master Chief said something about that). If you one of the lucky ones of getting 1000eur then you are called a "mileurista" (sort of the "medium" class in Spain).

I tell my friends that we should change the name to S-Pain (or the pain of being born spanish).:mad:
 
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NickK1066

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You are aware Spain is in Europe, right?
...
Oh, and yes, we have way bettteeeeeeer cell coverage in here than AT&T in the States, LOL.

Also some awesome climbing, caving and cayoning in the Picos de Europa area.. but also in the south Caminito del Rey.

It's a pity that the store doesn't make the most of Madrid :/ A Bilbao Guggenheimer sized Apple in flowers!
 
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Master Chief

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Guys. Let's please stop this OT discussion right here right now.

Spain is a great country. I not only love the weather, and I have to because Spain is my number one holiday destination for almost 40 years now, but the culture and people of Spain too. This despite the fact that not too many people speak English, but things are changing.

And I won't comment anymore on discriminating issues, because let be realistic: Isn't there something bad to say about any country? Well? I think so.

All in all. Reading news about upcoming Apple Stores in Spain is fantastic news. Should be front page news. And I mean that.

Saludos Amigos :)
 
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z4n3

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Please note my use of italics – like saying that it is pronounced as "manjana".


Spain was the first EU country we lived in where we had to get used to steel bars in front of our windows. And I have been personally involved, with three incidents, where people thought to get away with stealing my belongings. I literally had to protect my family. No fun.

Don't get me wrong. I love Spain, but we also have a house on Ibiza that got 'cleaned out completely'. It's just a proven fact that wages in Spain are still ridiculously low, compared to almost every other EU country, and that's when crime rates go up.

There's no need to defend Spain. Really. It's just my personal view/experience and people are aware of it, or should now, after my previous reply.

But... about getting a phone line, Internet and electricity. Man that wasn't easy. Took a while. Not to mention that the speed was anything I was used to.

I'm spanish, I have lived in North Europe for almost 10 years...Sadly i have to agree that Spain is really far far away from the rest of the EU in all aspects, from labour conditions regulations to education, social welfare, cultural/arts activities and do not get me started with internet/mobile connections!!!, you pay here the double than Holland to get a connection that is 7 times slower!!!:eek: As I see it, I only see S-Pain cheaper for alcohol, tobacco and (maybe) eating tapas, the rest of goods are overpriced compared with another countries, specially when you take into account the minimum salary (670eur/month) or that the average salary is between 600-900eur (Master Chief said something about that). If you one of the lucky ones of getting 1000eur then you are called a "mileurista" (sort of the "medium" class in Spain).

I tell my friends that we should change the name to S-Pain (or the pain of being born spanish).:mad:

I was going to respond but to be honest cannot be bothered, but will say a few things! I AM NOT FROM SPAIN, but I guess it just comes down to the type of education you have had!

ps. I do not know ONE person that makes less tha 2000 euros a month then again as I stated before hand it just boils down to the type of education you have! and you should look at http://www.ono.es 50Mb FIBER OPTIC internet connection in Spain right now! 25 euros a month! What was that country called that has 50Mb real world speed???? ah yeh Japan! :rolleyes:


:apple:
 
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