Biggest City Without An Apple Store

iWinnipegger

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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!
 

weckart

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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.
 

Kashchei

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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.
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 . . . .
 

-kritter-

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Idaho
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.:(
 

Queso

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Newcastle, England.

Dammit Apple, get it sorted.
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.
 

bartelby

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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.
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...
 

whooleytoo

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Cork, Ireland.
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.
 

weckart

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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 . . . .
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.
 

steamboat26

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Arlington VA
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.
 

cleanup

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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

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.
 

mmzplanet

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Florida
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.
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.
 

Gav

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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.
 

mgargan1

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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 . . . .
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.
 

mgargan1

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

Muzzway

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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.
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:
 

CalBoy

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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.
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!
 

Maui

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

Evangelion

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I was reading a thread and read that most cities of 200 000+ people have one.
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.

The nearest Apple Store is in Minneapolis (I Think, unless there's a closer one) which is roughly an 8 hour drive!
Well, my closest store is propably in the UK, and it would take me few hours of FLYING to get there...
 

Kamera RAWr

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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. :)
 

Markleshark

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Carlisle, Up Norf!
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.
Manchester is closer to Newcastle than Sheffield, no? :confused:
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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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.
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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