Recently left the company so it's now fair game for me to say this... Apple is, of course, planning a new retail store for Manhattan. Very big deal - everyone is on board with it and there will be some revolutionary changes to the look and feel of the retail experience. It will be at the new World Trade Center once the complex is 100% open to the public. The first location all the way downtown and a great way to attract tourists, commuters, and locals alike. Bigger residential community within walking distance than GCT and equally insane amount of tourists and commuters will make the store like Grand Central on steroids. This has been a hot topic of discussion at Apple HQ and among NYC Market folk since late last year.