Don't live next to a Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Surfing@Blacks, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    I have 3 Apple Retail stores within 10 to 15 minutes of my house. I see a lot of people that don't have access to an apple store. Is it rare to live next to them or something.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    might get annoying for product launches like the iphone or when leopard goes on sale with lines
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    According to Apple spokewoman Amy Barney, as quoted in this recent article, half the US population lives within 15 miles of an Apple Store. So that's still a lot of people who don't have one near them.

    And then there's the international scene...
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I gather you're in California or somewhere on the east coast?
     
  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Apple stores are in large cities (about 200,000 people or more).

    In 2000, 58% of the US population lived in urban areas with a population of 200,000 or more. Then take into account, Apple doesn't have a store in every city (and multiple stores in the same urban areas) leaves a lot of people not living near one.

    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/census/cps2k.htm

    When I was going to school in SW Michigan, the closest Apple store was almost a 2 hour drive away. Here Pasadena, I have an Apple store about a 7 minute walk from where I live.
     
  6. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Up until last year, I used to have to drive 3 hours to my closest Apple store. Not fun. Compusa just wasn't the same.
     
  7. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    I think the nearest apple store is like 50 miles from me

    I am in Santa Barbara. We need a store now!!!!
     
  8. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Two closest stores to me are six and eight hours of drive time away. :mad:

    I'm still holding out for an announcement of a Store in my town this year.

    *crosses fingers*
     
  9. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in Newport Beach; We have stores at South Coast Plaza, Newport Fashion Island, and Irvine Spectrum. All of which are around 10 to 15 minutes away from me.

    I cannot believe Santa Barbara doesn't have an Apple Store. That is ridiculous.
     
  10. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what the closest one where I live I hope they make one in Glasgow.
     
  11. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I have 9 stores within 2 hours of me, 5 within an hour, and 1 within 15 minutes. :)

    2 Hours:

    Salem, NH
    Holyoke, MA
    Burlington, MA
    Peabody, MA

    1 Hour:

    Braintree, MA
    Chestnut Hill, MA
    Cambridge, MA
    Hingham, MA

    15 Min:

    Providence, RI

    :)

    Apple is opening a flagship store on Boylston St in Boston, so that would be another within an hour of me.

    [​IMG]

    awesome.
     
  12. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I have two really close to me- Clarendon and Tyson's Corner VA. Plus all the other ones in DC and Maryland.
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I feel like NJ has more stores then we need....although we have the highest population per square mile, so I can see why we're getting so many store.



    And I'm not upset in anyway :)
     
  14. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    has there been any word on a opening date/year/season?
     
  15. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The Boston.com article I got that pic from said end of this year/beginning of next year, could be as early as December.

    I also saw a couple of other sites that had construction progress. They just finished the foundation I believe.

    Google "Apple Store Boylston" you might be able to find more.

    I love the design, it looks so awesome.
     
  16. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    I live in portland and we have the only three apple stores in oregon, and all three are within twenty minutes of eachother.
     
  17. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    There's two near me. One in the Trafford Center and one in the Arndale Center (shopping centers in Manchester). I live about a 3 minute walk from the Arndale Center one.
     
  18. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    the NH store is the most important one because of no sales tax:)
     
  19. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Supposed to open in July. Buchanan St.
     
  20. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    OK I'm confused has it opened yet and is it an official store.
     
  21. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    yay i now have one like 8 miles away. just opened yesterday!
     
  22. M3G4 macrumors regular

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    There's one about 20 mins away from me but it's in Bluewater (mahoosive shopping complex) which is pretty unreachable through public transport. Well, it is, but it's a day trip job for sure, seeing as the journey through public transport is much less 20 mins and more 2 hours! :(
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    We have the Manchester Arndale one (8 miles), then the Trafford Centre one a bit further along (maybe 15 miles?). Not bad really.
    Before them 2 it was Micro Anvika for Apple pron :(
     
  24. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I don't live next to an Apple Store, but there is one about a 5 minute drive from me.
     

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