Apple Store in the USA & around the world

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  1. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Has anybody noticed how grander the Apple Stores are in the USA than the rest of the world?! I feel deprived.
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Really? I've seen photos of absolutely amazing Apple Stores outside of the US, and I've been to a fair number of ordinary Apple Stores in the US. And the opposite is also true. I've been to some absolutely amazing Apple Stores in the US, and seen photos of ordinary Apple Stores outside the US.

    The only truth I can glean from this is that not every Apple Store is designed to draw news reporters and tourists, but the richest shopping districts in the world's greatest cities (especially those that are centers for the news media) are likely to have an absolutely amazing Apple Store.
     
  3. akash.nu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Say the Apple Store in the heart of the city of London is less grander than the one in California.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Which one?

    Covent Garden is a stunning store, two glass stair cases and a glass elevator based over multiple floors an a gorgeous building.
     
  5. akash.nu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nothing compared to what they have in the states.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Have you looked at why tho? Local historical planning plays a huge part not to mention expected footfall. You can't put a huge glass cube in the middle of London so the buy existing buildings and renovate them. And tbh they do a great job.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    Regent Street was in the middle of a refit when I last visited so was very underwhelming but I'm guessing it will be worth a visit when it's all finished.
     
  8. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    There are 53 Apple Stores in California. Which one? There are 5 Apple Stores in London. Both Covent Garden and Regent Street look pretty impressive. Certainly more impressive than many of those California stores. But some California stores are also quite impressive.

    You're posing the question as if trying to prove some sort of cultural bias or imperialism on Apple's part. If that's what you want to believe, go right ahead. Apple, however, is in this for the money. They like English money. They like Chinese money, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Brazilian... And they build stores designed to attract that money. In urban centers where there are lots of well-off shoppers, they spend extra-lavishly on those stores. That's capitalism.
     
  9. akash.nu, Aug 4, 2016
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    Yeah I understand what you mean. It's just always seem to be not as awesome as the ones in the USA. That's all.

    Of course they like money. That's the whole point of running a business. I was just making a statement and not anything heavy as what you've up with.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean? A bunch of the ones in Silicon Valley are just plain open spaces with a bunch of tables and nothing more (not even multiple floors, or anything else really).
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I think the glass cubes are boring. I also like the historical buildings they bought and the way they set them up.

    Not surprised by the responses. It's how I feel when people are like "Wow!" when I tell them I live around Dallas.
     
  12. Rogifan Suspended

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    OP, you obviously haven't seen any of the stores in Minnesota. :p
     
  13. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Have you noticed how grander the US is compared to the rest of the world? Third largest country by area and third most populous country, of course the stores here will be bigger.
     
  14. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I like the European version better the mix of old and modern is really cool.


    My local store though is in the mall
     
  15. akash.nu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What happened to the other 2 countries before the us then?! Lol.
     
  16. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Come to Perth, Western Australia, and our retail stores are non-comparable.. all the good ones are in Melbourne..

    You reckon u feel deprived, I feel deprived because others look better :)
     

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