Biggest City Without An Apple Store

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  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

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    I was reading a thread and read that most cities of 200 000+ people have one. I thought it'd be interesting to see if this was true, so post what city your from and the population if you don't have an apple store. I'm from Winnipeg which is close to 700 000 people and we don't have one. The nearest Apple Store is in Minneapolis (I Think, unless there's a closer one) which is roughly an 8 hour drive!
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    Most cities in the US and in select countries, perhaps.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well Mexico City has about 20 million people and no Apple Store...
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I suppose there are a load of cities with 10 million+ populations without an Applestore, such as Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Manila, Mumbai, Delhi, Jakarta, Buenos Aires etc

    In Europe, Paris has by some calculations around 9 million give or take the odd million and a reasonable base of users, but no Applestore. Ditto Moscow and perhaps Istanbul, though I have no idea whether Apple has any sort of marketshare in Turkey or not.
     
  5. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    From the sublime to the ridiculous. There are no Apple stores in the Gulf South, which leaves people in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Jackson, etc. with either a drive to Texas, Tennessee, Georgia or Florida. This really shows to me that Apple carefully vets the sites of their stores and the potential clientele. Who wants to see an Apple store next to a Wal-Mart or one teeming with extras from "Cops." I guess you can tell I'm not originally a Southerner . . . .
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Newcastle, England.

    Dammit Apple, get it sorted.
     
  7. -kritter- macrumors regular

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    Spokane Washington, it only has a population of 198,000, but considering all of the surrounding towns within 30 mins, witch wikipedia states are "economically unified" they would be defined as Spokane metropolitan area, but seeing as they are on the Idaho side of the boarder they are not . but considering that you have an area of roughly 600,000 people with the nearest apple store being around 400 miles away in Seattle.:(
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Quite bizarre omission that one. Liverpool is getting a store before Newcastle, even though the Trafford Centre isn't that far outside Merseyside whereas Geordies have to go all the way to Sheffield for their nearest.

    I guess it's just waiting for the right location to become available as in Glasgow.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    What about Wales?

    How far does someone from South Walse have to travel to the nearest Apple store?

    Birmingham or London are probably the easiest to get to...
     
  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Cork might be the smallest city without one.

    G'wan, g'wan, g'wan, give us an Apple Store. Or even just leave a few boxes outside the back door of the factory, and we'll leave the money under a stone. Promise.
     
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    Not knowing the South at all and not having a view one way or the other, do you think the decision is purely based on economic issues (too few buyers) or the difficulty in acquiring suitable premises (planning permission and available frontage) with regard to the States. It would otherwise appear that Apple has yet to exhaust its expansion programme stateside.
     
  13. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    That sucks for most of you :(
    My city (technically a county) has 200,000 people and two Apple Stores, with at least half a dozen more in the DC metro area.
     
  14. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Shanghai has a number of certified resellers and Apple Experience Centres that attempt to emulate the Apple store look and feel. Mostly they're like mini run-down Apple stores. Not quite legitimate stores, but it's better than your local CompUSA/BestBuy/other random reseller.
     
  15. mmzplanet macrumors regular

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    I don't know about you, last I recall 2/3 of Florida is on the gulf. Also has the most US coastline on the gulf. Two stores on the west coast would be Tampa and Naples. Also the only coastline Texas has is on the Gulf too. While not sitting on the coast...Houston is in the "Gulf" region and has a couple stores.

    With all that said, Florida and Texas are so distinctly different from LA, MS and AL...I can see where they get excluded if you are from those 3 states. States north of us (AL,MS,LA,GA,SC, even NC) are more "Southern" than Florida is now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_South

    At any rate, saying there no stores in the "Gulf South" is not entirely accurate.
     
  16. Gav macrumors regular

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    Wales - 2.94 Million

    There is no Apple store in Wales. The closest is a Mac store in Bristol (England), but whilst it is authorised by Apple and whatnot, its not an Apple store.
     
  17. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Apple does do its homework when it comes to placing a new store. If you notice, they are usually in highly affluent areas. But, when your flagship notebook starts at $2000, you're going to need people with money to buy your product.

    Generally speaking, the house-hold incomes in Mississippi aren't that high, the median for the state being $35,324/year... Louisiana $36,603... Arkansas $35,058, where the average for the country is $45,839

    Yes, there are more affluent areas in these states, but as a whole, it costs a lot of money to invest a retail store, and these places aren't as desirable as a wealthier state.
     
  18. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Also, Louisville, KY doesn't have a store... it has a population of 554,496... more than Atlanta 498,109, which has two stores.
     
  19. Muzzway macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but Atlanta's metro area is bigger, about 1.2 million compared to 5.1 million (according to Wikipedia...). Louisville does deserve a store though. :apple:
     
  20. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Not a city or urban area. My city, which has more than 200,000 people, and is only a few miles from Apple's headquarters, doesn't have one:mad: The one closest to me is 30 minutes away!
     
  21. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    /hopes the Wales and Belfast folks don't notice the Apple store 2 blocks from his house.....
     
  22. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Step outside USA for a second, and notice that Apple Stores are few and far between. Sure, every nook and cranny in the USA has an Apple Store, but rest f the world has maybe half a dozen stores or so.

    Well, my closest store is propably in the UK, and it would take me few hours of FLYING to get there...
     
  23. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Funny enough there are a few in Western Washington around the Seattle area. I know of the one at Bellevue Square, Alderwood mall, downtown Seattle, also I believe there is one at Southcenter mall. I live in Bellingham, just about 90 miles north of Seattle and while we don't have an Apple store, we do have an Apple Authorized Reseller. They sell the full line of Apple products. :)
     
  24. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Manchester is closer to Newcastle than Sheffield, no? :confused:
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Not quite, there's the Authorised dealer in Cardiff. Morgan's Arcade I think, about the size of a Mac Pro box.
    It used to be up Caerphilly Rd.
     

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