Biggest City Without An Apple Store

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by iWinnipegger, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    there is at least one in side the city. My bother got his mac book from it. It going to be with in about 10 mins or so of UTSA. Sorry that is the best I can give you.
  2. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    At least the Best Buy there in Lubbock now has an "Apple Shop" in it with an Apple consultant on site. I know it's nothing like a real Apple Store, but it sure beats nothing, especially now that the CompUSA out there is gone.
  3. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    There aren't ANY in Australia at all. Melbourne, where I live, has a population of nearly 4 million and Sydney about 4.3 million...I think we deserve at least one in each of these cities!
  4. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    Louisville (and Kentucky in general) got an Apple Store not too long ago. I don't know why Lexington doesn't have one yet, being the "commercial center" of Kentucky.
  5. Chris204 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Just like the thread starter said, Winnipeg doesn't have one. It should though. I think it would do really well here.
  6. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    That made me laugh out loud. Truth be told, I usually opt for Minneapolis, even though it's further away. Shhh!
  7. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    luckily, we have 7 in the chicago area.

    however, i've noticed theres not one in green bay, wi

    and i think new hampshire is a pretty wealthy state, 6th in the nation in per capita personal income. there should be one there
  8. echeck macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
    So if you create a redundant thread you get chastised for not using the Search feature, and if you do use the Search feature and bring back a thread you still get chastised. :confused:

    Tell me about it! I had to drive eight hours to Portland, Oregon to buy my PowerMac a few years ago. Of course it was a fun road trip and Oregon doesn't have sales tax, but it's still ridiculous.

    Now the closest store is Salt Lake City, Utah but that's still a five or six hour drive.

    Boise deserves a Store! We have a metro area of over half a million, we house the headquarters of Micron and HP's Printer Division, and we have one of the most dynamic Universities in the West!

    And now that CompUSA has closed it's doors we're left with a very shoddy Apple Reseller and Best Buy!

    Come on Apple, make my prediction of a Store announcement in 2008 come true! :D
  9. ~NeonFire372~ macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - It only has a metro population of ~180,000 but there are no Apple Stores even within Newfoundland and there are loads of surrounding communities.
  10. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Yes, technically true, but Estero is nestled between Ft. Myers (to the north) and Naples (to the south). I believe that is the largest growth area of all of Florida the past five or so years? So, yes, the store is in a tiny little hamlet, that OBTW also happens to be a bedroom community for two large (and growing larger!) cities. :D

    The Omaha :apple: store is one of the newest (being brand new, I think it had the worst sales figures in the US for last year, IIRC). It went into a new, very trendy shopping area. There is also an :apple: store in West Des Moines, IA (2+ hours east) and one in Kansas City, MO (3+ hours south). There is actually plenty of disposable income in that area... I'm actually surprised that Lincoln doesn't have one yet.
  11. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    Thanks for the information. I'd LOVE to see one in Lincoln, but I'll have to check out the one in West Des Moines next time.
  12. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2008
    I remain surprised that Vancouver, BC, doesn't have one. I'm also surprised that the one in Montreal is *not* downtown.

    On the other hand, I live midway between two of the Apple Stores in Toronto, and I remain puzzled about why they chose to put one of them in Sherway Gardens mall rather than Square One mall, which is much larger and more of a destinartion.
  13. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Stores are built where the people are, they won't put a store in a place that won't get foot traffic or make money. Im sure market research goes into where they put a store.
  14. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Not where you live.
    Apparently we (Vancouver) are getting one late Summer.

    Also apparently, Calgary was going to get one, and when Apple's architects viewed the premises, they said (amongst other things) "we'll need that pillar taken down, this wall moved and that post taken down" to which the owners replied "we can't do those things, they're structural" and Apple said, "ok, fair enough" and left, never to return.

    But Vancouver is supposed to get one in the Pacific Centre mall in the downtown core.

  15. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    I'm in Florida and when I am at my permanent address, there are 3 Apple stores within 40 minutes of my home. The nearest being a 15 minute drive.

    At school, there are 3 Apple stores within 2 hours of my apartment. :p For quick purchases, I can visit Best Buy which is 10 minutes away.

    I love my location. :)
  16. hoothowdy macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2008
    any update on Coachella Valley store?

    I hear murmers that a store or two? could be coming to this area, any feedback on this?
  17. robskot macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Calgary's Apple Store opens this Saturday, Sept Calgary Market Mall...WOOO HOO!!!!
  18. Breegy macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2008
    I'm guessing you live within 2 hours or Orlando probably, because there's like 2-3 in Orlando alone.

    Anyhow, I live in Florida and the closest Apple store is in Orlando. Hours away >.> There's Best Buy about 40 minutes from my house, but totally not as amazing as an Apple store.
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    I always thought it was odd that Apple has never opened a store in Santa Barbara, CA. The metro area is around 400,000 people, very affluent, home to a major university, and it's a tourist mecca besides. The demographics of this place would seem to have "Apple" written all over it -- but apparently Apple doesn't think so.
  20. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    Sorry, I don't live in Orlando but you're pretty close. ;)

    Permanent home location = West Palm Beach
    College location = Gainesville
  21. POWERCOM macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2008
    Biggest city without an Apple Store? ISTANBUL! 15million people. They only have retailer stores no apple stores.
  22. Rivix macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2005
    I was trying to think of a smart ass comment like you :)

    And I think Istanbul only has about 10 million people. Shanghai has the highest population at 13 million. Not sure if there is an Apple Store there.
  23. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mumbai has a slightly higher population than Shanghai at 13.6 million. No Apple Store there either ;)
  24. POWERCOM macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2008
    OK not 10 but 11.372.000 according to wikipedia. And in a documentary I've watched they said 12m.

    But yea shanghai doesn't have one I think

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