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Apple is continuing to press forward with new retail store openings this week, working toward making good on plans to open over 30 new stores during the third quarter of this year.

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Apple's Stratford City retail store in London (Thanks, Luke!)
One unusual store opening will take place tomorrow as the Stratford City store opens up in the new Westfield Stratford City shopping center in the northeastern portion of London. The rare mid-week opening for Apple coincides with the grand opening day for the mall itself, a nearly 2 million square foot facility that will be the largest urban shopping center in Europe and serve as a key component of London's plans for hosting next year's Summer Olympics.

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Apple's Jungfernstieg retail store in Hamburg (Source: Macerkopf.de)
Apple will also be opening its new Jungfernstieg store in Hamburg, Germany this Saturday. The store will be Apple's seventh German store and second in the city, joining the existing Alstertal store a few miles away.

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Apple's Nanjing East retail store in Shanghai
Finally, M.I.C gadget reports that Apple is getting close to an opening for its massive new Nanjing Road store in Shanghai, adding the company's "curtain opening" promotional signage that frequently appears at flagship store locations as the final touches are put on the new stores. The new Nanjing East location will span five levels, with the first floor devoted to product demos and sales and the second floor dedicated to Genius Bar and customer training activities. Portions of the third floor will offer support for business customers, with the remainder of the facility serving as offices for Apple's operations in the region.

Article Link: New UK and German Retail Stores Opening This Week, Largest Chinese Store Coming Soon
 

BC2009

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Is that a really Apple Store in China, or a fake one?

;)

This story would be even better if that were a fake store that was trying to build up hype for its opening.
 
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BC2009

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Still not opened in every state of the USA.

The US is Apple's home turf, they need to have a store in every major city, but didn't you read this garbage:

Am very glad to see many store open in china. No sense to pay attention to US that is very much the past not future.

Seriously, I think China is a huge opportunity for Apple though part of the problem in China is that Apple will have a harder time protecting its IP which they are prone to do. Apple's best bet though is to make as big of a footprint as they can in China so as to combat the "knock-off" problem.

As for the part about the USA being "very much the past not future", that is hilarious given the amount of innovation that comes out of the USA. Practically every (if not all) programming languages are based off English. Heck, most of the business world speaks English because its the only language most Americans (not all) speak fluently. That's because people need to do business with the USA. Apple makes a huge amount of revenue in the USA.

Saying the US is very much the past would be like Samsung saying we're not going to bother with this Apple lawsuit in Germany because Germany is the past -- never mind the thriving industries (especially in engineering) that are based in Germany -- it's the past -- move on.
 
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bla80

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there will also be another new apple store in shanghai located south of peoples park. i dont think it is fake. does anyone know about that? it lookes really small

edit: i cant attach a picture here. took one last night
 
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nylonsteel

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re china store
sheesh - is china still communist? - looks very captitalistic to me - the chinese govt should just reform into a democracy
 
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kolax

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There'll be one in Edinburgh before the end of the year I'm confident.. would have thought they'd want one in there in time for Christmas, as well as Primark opening at the same time.

Soon..
 
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bruinselmann

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The Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, Germany is the definitive premium location. It's kind of a small lake, surrounded by high profile stores and restaurants. The whole place lights up when it gets dark, creating lovely reflections on the Alster lake. It's quite romantic :)
 
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mkern23

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Don't give up hope for a Berlin store

Still no sign of Berlin! :(

Rumor has it that the Hugendubel Book Store that is shutting down on Tauentzienstraße 13 across from the memorial church on Ku'Damm is going to be turned into an Apple store :) The truth of the matter is that German urban planners, especially in Berlin, have unbelievably strict restrictions and regulations when it comes to building new structures in the city, and it's unclear whether a bright white store with tons of glass is very "fitting" for this particular area of the Berliner cityscape. So, don't hold your breath, but if there is one I'm pretty sure that's where it'll be.
 
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iChrist

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Samsung saying we're not going to bother with this Apple lawsuit in Germany because Germany is the past -- never mind the thriving industries (especially in engineering) that are based in Germany -- it's the past -- move on.

Why so rude to Germany when they are successful country?? Is not same comparison.

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As for the part about the USA being "very much the past not future", that is hilarious given the amount of innovation that comes out of the USA. Practically every (if not all) programming languages are based off English. Heck, most of the business world speaks English because its the only language most Americans (not all) speak fluently.

There is term for this. It is 'legacy', like in software which you think you know. Apple know China is where the brains now are. Brains = $$
 
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ThomasSchmidt

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Apple store in Denmark

Apple, please! We want an official Apple Store in Denmark as well! We do have Humac and Eplehuset, but we really want an official store!

- Thomas :)
 
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anti-microsoft

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I'm still interested in what's happening in Edinburgh... Any news? I saw that the rumoured location, the old Burger King opposite the Balmoral Hotel, was having some exterior renovation and interior work done to it. Is that a sign of something happening there?
 
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Spanky Deluxe

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Great news about the store opening in Straford's Westfields. I've never understood why they don't have a store in Canary Wharf - you'd think it would be the ideal location.
 
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robbieduncan

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Great news about the store opening in Straford's Westfields. I've never understood why they don't have a store in Canary Wharf - you'd think it would be the ideal location.

I've said the same many times. A lot of the units are very small: possibly too small for Apple. And the larger retail units don't seem to become available all that frequently.
 
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