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Apple Set to Open 33 New Retail Stores Over Next Two Months

Apple Store in Penrith, Australia (Source: Flickr)

In association with the opening of Apple's new Penrith store outside of Sydney, Australia this weekend, Current.com.au reports (via The Next Web) that Apple press representatives have apparently noted that the company is planning to open a remarkable 33 stores over the next two months. With the retail push, Apple will move from its current total of 330 locations to 363 stores by the end of fiscal 2011 in late September, a pace that works out to nearly one opening every two days. According to the Apple spokesperson:
"Our retail offering continues to [grow], with Penrith the 11th store in Australia, since we opened Apple Store Sydney just three years ago. Globally we are planning to have 363 stores in fiscal 2011.”
The report also notes that Apple's retail stores have now seen over one billion visitors pass through their doors.
"Apple Retail has been in business for 10 years. During this period, we have had over 1 billion visitors through our doors, many of whom are new to the Mac, as the Apple Store is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple," said the spokesperson.
That milestone was actually passed earlier this year, as Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer noted during the company's April 20th earnings conference call that Apple's retail stores would greet their billionth visitor within the following few days.



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102 months ago
Great! I love Apple stores!
Rating: 6 Votes
102 months ago
Mexico city! great market here for mac products.
Rating: 5 Votes
102 months ago
Just please don't put up a sign announcing how many visitors:

4 Billion Served!!
Rating: 3 Votes
102 months ago
Holy ****.

Please, 1 in New Delhi?

:cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
102 months ago
how about one in central Melbourne city? :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
102 months ago
4 hours

I would just like one closer than 4 hours away.
Chicago -4 hours
Minneapolis - 7 hours.
Rating: 2 Votes
102 months ago

Been waiting for one in Edinburgh for years...

Rumours say they have secured a place now, and will start development soon.


me too..

I have heard rumors that it could be on Princes Street, either east end opposite Waverley Station, or the west end ( i think the empty shop between orange and hmv??)

time will tell...

M
Rating: 2 Votes
102 months ago
Australia, Adelaide could do with one, the authorised dealers we have here offer completely useless service.
Rating: 2 Votes
102 months ago
Going into Apple stores makes me want to buy mac products I already own.

Churches should hire the same architects, might get a few more asses on those empty seats.
Rating: 2 Votes
102 months ago
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland?

There are 0. Zero. Apple stores in the Scandinavian countries! My nearest Apple Store, (not Apple retailer, those are everywhere) is in BERLIN, GERMANY! 12 HOURS by car! Or maybe by air plane to London in 2.5 hours + 1 hour by taxi, Come on Apple. Give us some love!
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