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Apple to Unveil New 5th Avenue Apple Store at 10am Friday

As we'd previously reported, Apple appears to be preparing to unveil the new 5th Avenue Retail Store for Friday.

MacRumors reader Will submitted this photo which shows construction workers starting to remove part of the white covering from the store's new glass panes.


Apple's $6.6 million renovation started back in June and involved replacing the cube's 90 glass panels (Photo of old design) with a much simpler 15 glass panel design (Artist rendition).

Will reports that today they've torn away much of the white covering along the bottom of the store. This area remains hidden from the street level view due to the surrounding construction barriers. Workers have been power-washing the ground, presumably in preparation for the grand unveiling.

We'll post more photos as we get them, readers can submit photos to us via email.

As noted on Apple's 5th Avenue Retail page, the store will be closed from 10pm to 10am:
We'll be closed starting at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 and will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4.

Thanks Dries



Photo by ElevatorView.com

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36 months ago
Why spend millions of dollars renovating a relatively new landmark into practically the same Architecturally dull glass box?
The previous design looked better as it had presence, this one blends too much into the background.
Rating: 16 Votes
36 months ago

Pardon my ignorance, but I presume the store is actually underground, and this is the "ground floor" ?
Having never been to the store, I no not of such things.


yes, the store is underground
Rating: 15 Votes
36 months ago

Soon to be the Android store :D

Apple is slipping with all of these products that have so many bugs, they need to stop wasting money on stores and start building better products


What phone would they sell there? HTC? Samsung? Motorola? Nokia? Sony Ericson? Hauwei? LG? Acer? Texas Instruments? Mattell? Fisher Price?

Android is more fragmented than a whole beach worth of sand is.

There's a new android phone released more often than there is a robbery in Compton.

They couldn't have a store.

:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
Rating: 14 Votes
36 months ago

Soon to be the Android store :D

Apple is slipping with all of these products that have so many bugs, they need to stop wasting money on stores and start building better products


There already is an Android store. It's called WalMart, Radio Shack, Verizon food court kiosks, or Dollar General.

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Before Apple opened in this space, what was there, and how was it accessed?


A building, and through a door.
Rating: 14 Votes
36 months ago
Rating: 13 Votes
36 months ago

Soon to be the Android store :D

Apple is slipping with all of these products that have so many bugs, they need to stop wasting money on stores and start building better products


Coming from "androidfan". Ugh...
Rating: 13 Votes
36 months ago

Soon to be the Android store :D

Apple is slipping with all of these products that have so many bugs, they need to stop wasting money on stores and start building better products


Yup, if they saved that $6.6 million then all those terrible Apple products that all those dopey people own would be perfect - just like all those perfect other brands.

Yup, those terrible products sure don't sell, and all those silly stores have nothing to do with the stock closing today at $403.07.

Yup, no money left over in Apple's coffers after spending all that money on those stores.

Yup...:rolleyes:
Rating: 13 Votes
36 months ago
Literally Mecca for Apple fans.

Rating: 11 Votes
36 months ago

It's true. There's a VZW kiosk selling a variety of Android phones IN the food court of Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago. I pass it every weekday morning and afternoon on my commute. Also, there's a Dollar General that sells some low LOW end Android handsets up the street from a restaurant I frequent. It's almost embarrassing.



Wow, I thought it was a joke. That's brutal.
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago

Why spend millions of dollars renovating a relatively new landmark into practically the same Architecturally dull glass box?
The previous design looked better as it had presence, this one blends too much into the background.


Maybe, JUST MAYBE.. because they know a thing or two about running a HYPER-successful global corporation.

Good God, it's the same old broken record. Let ME tell you how to spend your mon$y Apple. B/C you obviously don't know how to turn a dollar to profit, or know a thing about forward-thinking artistic design.

Geesh.
Rating: 7 Votes

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