Apple Set to Open 33 New Retail Stores Over Next Two Months

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Apple Store in Penrith, Australia (Source: Flickr)</i>​
In association with the opening of Apple's new Penrith store outside of Sydney, Australia this weekend, Current.com.au reports (via The Next Web) that Apple press representatives have apparently noted that the company is planning to open a remarkable 33 stores over the next two months. With the retail push, Apple will move from its current total of 330 locations to 363 stores by the end of fiscal 2011 in late September, a pace that works out to nearly one opening every two days. According to the Apple spokesperson:
"Our retail offering continues to [grow], with Penrith the 11th store in Australia, since we opened Apple Store Sydney just three years ago. Globally we are planning to have 363 stores in fiscal 2011."
The report also notes that Apple's retail stores have now seen over one billion visitors pass through their doors.
"Apple Retail has been in business for 10 years. During this period, we have had over 1 billion visitors through our doors, many of whom are new to the Mac, as the Apple Store is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple," said the spokesperson.
That milestone was actually passed earlier this year, as Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer noted during the company's April 20th earnings conference call that Apple's retail stores would greet their billionth visitor within the following few days.

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R2D2 xx

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We need more Apple stores in Atlanta. Every time I go to one of them, it's completely full.

I wonder if Microsoft will be able to keep up.
 

skellter

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Hey!

They need a store in Sandusky, OH! It's really busy in the summer and stuff with Cedar Point. We have a Apple Store in Crocker Park, 1 hour away from everyone.
 

kolax

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Been waiting for one in Edinburgh for years...

Rumours say they have secured a place now, and will start development soon.
 

h1r0ll3r

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Put more stores in MD. The one in Westfield Montgomery always smells funny for some reason. Towson is too damn far for me.
 

apparatchik

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Mexico city! great market here for mac products.
 

reubs

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Would love to have another one somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Best Buy is the only place to get an Apple computer around here, and the "Apple Care Provider" here is crap. Closest one is in New Orleans, and even that one is on the small side.
 

Shrink

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Feeling very lucky. I have one store 20 minutes away, and one 30 minutes away.

I guess I'm living in the right place :D

Pretty impressive growth rate. And as of yesterday's market close, AAPL hit an all-time high.

They must be doing something right!
 

maestrokev

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Penrith! Apple must be lowering their standards - expanding like Starbucks. I thought Apple only opened retail stores in high socioeconomic status areas/shopping centres. Penrith is a hole.
 

cludgie

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Been waiting for one in Edinburgh for years...

Rumours say they have secured a place now, and will start development soon.
me too..

I have heard rumors that it could be on Princes Street, either east end opposite Waverley Station, or the west end ( i think the empty shop between orange and hmv??)

time will tell...

M
 

TheHareBear

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Been waiting for one in Edinburgh for years...

Rumours say they have secured a place now, and will start development soon.
Supposedly the ex-Boots/Waterstones/Burger King set of shops opposite the Balmoral/North British. Quite why they would choose the grotty end of Princes Street rather than the available spaces with a direct Castle view is beyond me.

Andrew
 
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