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First Images of Completed Brisbane, Australia Flagship Apple Retail Store Emerge

With Apple's newest flagship retail store set to open on Friday in Brisbane, Australia, the first photos of the impressive MacArthur Chambers location are beginning to emerge. These photos were sent to us by MacRumors reader Phillip and show the nearly completed store stocked with merchandise.

The store is located in the famous MacArthur Chambers building, a 10-story high-rise that was originally constructed back in 1934. Building plans indicated that Apple made some minor changes to the structure, adding windows, a stairway, and other features.

Brisbane Exterior
Brisbane Store
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A number of other photos of the store were separately posted on the Australian website Reckoner. The new location is scheduled to open on Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m., and both workshop reservations and Genius Bar appointments are already being accepted on its website.

The store has been in the works for nearly three years and is one of twenty-one locations now open in Australia, including the stunning George Street location in Sydney.

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8 months ago

Apple with their $120B in cash couldn't higher a half decent photographer with a camera better than an iphone to take pictures of a flagship store? This is straight out of Tim Cook the beancounter's penny-pinching playbook and Jobs never would have allowed such shoddy work.

These were taken by a MacRumors reader walking by the store.
Rating: 19 Votes
8 months ago
Beautiful, we're pretty lucky in the Australian capital cities to have a number of Apple Stores at our disposal.

It's great we now also have a historic Apple Store in the mix too.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

Apple with their $120B in cash couldn't higher a half decent photographer with a camera better than an iphone to take pictures of a flagship store? This is straight out of Tim Cook the beancounter's penny-pinching playbook and Jobs never would have allowed such shoddy work.


These photos were sent to us by MacRumors reader Phillip and show the nearly completed store stocked with merchandise.


So much for your Tim Cook theory. :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago
Now Melbourne CBD, please Apple. :)
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago
That's a nice looking store. But is it me or does it feel a little sterile...?
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

These were taken by a MacRumors reader walking by the store.

He just signed in to complain. Reading a paragraph is clearly too much work.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

Apple with their $120B in cash couldn't higher a half decent photographer with a camera better than an iphone to take pictures of a flagship store? This is straight out of Tim Cook the beancounter's penny-pinching playbook and Jobs never would have allowed such shoddy work.

I think the word you're after is hire and not higher... At least they sound similar! :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
This is so exciting! Can't wait to visit on Friday night. Brisbane is really lucky to have two great stores in its suburbs (Chermside and Carindale) and now an amazing historical one in its city center as well. Proud Queenslander and Apple fan right here!
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
It reminds me of a library. All that's missing are shelves of books.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
Ikea shares must be going up again.
Rating: 2 Votes

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