MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,150
15,954
https://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogodarkd.png

Boston.com reports on an upcoming Apple "flagship" store design due to be built in Boston at 815 Boylston Street later this year:
bostonrendering.jpg

Mark Maloney, who stepped down as Boston Redevelopment Authority director last month, says: “This building is going to have a wow factor. People will come to see this bright, shiny jewel box within a traditional neighborhood.”
Meanwhile, ifoAppleStore and AppleInsider have posted images from a proposal by Apple to build an Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia at 625 Chapel Street, South Yarra:
australiastore.jpg

The Apple store appears to be a 3-story design similar to Shinsaibashi (Osaka, Japan), but with a fourth floor enclosed in glass. The design uses the classic stainless steel design with back-lit Apple logo.
 

samh004

macrumors 68020
Mar 1, 2004
2,222
133
Australia
Both stores look great, and it's good to have Apple moving over to Australia at last, they could do with choosing a few other cities too though, like Sydney and Brisbane.

As for the Boston store impression, wow..!!
 
Comment

Xeem

macrumors 6502a
Feb 2, 2005
907
13
Minnesota
Those proposals do look very impressive; I wish that the Apple Stores here in Minnesota looked like that!
 
Comment

nicksoper

macrumors member
Mar 6, 2006
91
0
Cape Town
Mac got styles

Has to be said that the big bad Apple corp has big styles. I think the Apple Stores are one of the best concepts Apple came up with.

The whole, come in and use our macs, without any pressure to buy works so well for me. You don't get annoying assistants who don't know anything pestering you on the net, which works so well in real life too.
 
Comment

iMeowbot

macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
8,634
0
Mark Maloney, who stepped down as Boston Redevelopment Authority director last month, says: “This building is going to have a wow factor. People will come to see this bright, shiny jewel box within a traditional neighborhood.”
This is the old Copy Cop across the street from the Pru, right? What's "traditional" about that? :confused:
 
Comment

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
24,624
489
Location Location Location
What is the difference between an Apple store and the Apple centres we already have in Australia such as the one at Bondi Junction.

Other than architecture....not much, actually. They're definitely better stocked than Mac1 and Nextbyte, and you can play with every computer and product Apple sells. Other than that, and the sheer size of the store itself, it's not THAT different, really. Some Nextbyte stores are quite good, although they won't have every single product to demo, not that I bother anyway.

I've only been to the Ginza store, which is supposed to be mega, and while it was definitely impressive, I'm not going to go out of my way to travel to an Apple Store every time I need a Mac product. Some resellers are quite good, have what I want to demo (usually a 15" MBP, 30" ACD, Mac Pro, 24" iMac, and that's it! :) ), and are geographically closer.
 
Comment

SoldOutMatinee

macrumors regular
Jan 14, 2007
106
0
Las Vegas
I'm not complaining or anything but I wish the Apple Store here in Vegas was a building of its own. (okay, so maybe I really am complaining) The design would be kick ass. Instead, the store is inside the Fashion Show Mall which is in the middle of The Strip. Oh well, I'll settle for what's here already, especially since most Apple fans don't even have one by them.
 
Comment

Di9it8

macrumors regular
Jan 10, 2006
197
0
Apple in Vegas

I'm not complaining or anything but I wish the Apple Store here in Vegas was a building of its own. (okay, so maybe I really am complaining) The design would be kick ass. Instead, the store is inside the Fashion Show Mall which is in the middle of The Strip. Oh well, I'll settle for what's here already, especially since most Apple fans don't even have one by them.

If they had a stand alone store in Vegas they would have to change the concept every couple of years!!
If you live in Vegas you know where Fashion Show is:D
 
Comment

Scarlet Fever

macrumors 68040
Jul 22, 2005
3,262
0
Bookshop!
sweet... but why wouldn't they just replace their Flinders street one with a big store? That one has a good location, but the shopfront is... well... a hole.

Where is South Yarra? Is it in Melbourne city?

kinda... to get there by train, go a station east to Richmond, then a station south, to South Yarra.
 
Comment

youngestchild

macrumors regular
Feb 22, 2005
102
0
sydney
sydney store

well the sydney store will be conveniently located between Haighs chocolates (on the opposite side of the street) and Red Eye Records (just around the corner)... I don't venture in to town much these days but those three things combine would be a might good reason.... :p

building_photo.jpg
 
Comment

RPP

macrumors member
Aug 13, 2006
49
0
Melbourne, Australia
Saw this in the paper this morning, about the Melbourne store, I was pleased.

The difference is Next Byte stores don't look very pretty.
 
Comment

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
24,624
489
Location Location Location
well the sydney store will be conveniently located between Haighs chocolates (on the opposite side of the street) and Red Eye Records (just around the corner)... I don't venture in to town much these days but those three things combine would be a might good reason.... :p

building_photo.jpg


Ah, so THAT's where it is. I was having trouble imagining where it was from the address alone. ;) Haighs Chocolate......of course I know where that is.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.