Another New Apple Store Coming to Spain on May 12

Roughly two weeks after the debut of a new Apple retail store in Madrid, Apple is preparing to open another store in Spain. As noted by ifoAppleStore, Apple has officially announced that the grand opening of its Nueva Condomina store in Murcia will take place on Saturday, May 12.
The seventh Apple retail store in Spain will open this Saturday inside the Nueva Condomina shopping mall in the southern city of Murcia. The store fills in coverage along the Mediterranean coast of the country between existing stores in Valencia and Marbella.

The report notes that Apple is expected to open four more stores in Spain over the next year, marking a substantial expansion of the company's presence in the country.



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90 months ago
I'm surprised they're opening up another store given the economic tale-spin the Spanish economy is in right now.
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90 months ago
(High percent people without jobs/money) + (New desirable shiny Apple products) = Dunno if that's a good idea
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90 months ago
¡Soy tan emocionado!

(No, not really. I'm American and I've never been to Spain. But good for them!)

Let the down votes begin!
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90 months ago
When will Apple open it's first store in Ireland already?! :(
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90 months ago
Come and live in Britain! Its FREE!! (but only if you are not British)

Well, for starters, the UK, while a member of the EU, has refused to sign most of the agreements related to the EU. You have no Euro, no Schengen, and only a few treaties that make you ostensibly a member. Schengen is key here: Because the UK is not part of the Schengen area, Schengen nations have a right to treat UK citizens however they please. (And I say bollocks to your "but they get everything in my homeland!" argument. Stop sounding like Russell Howard's magical racist cat)


Im only telling it like it is. You as a foreigner can go to any british point of entry and say that you have no home and if you go back they will kill you. Next they give you free shelter. With that address you get given a free national insurance number. With that number you get free healthcare. With that free number you can apply for tens of thousands of pounds worth of grants and benefits. Anything and everything from free transport, free education, free meals, free recreational activities, free accommodation, and a whole lot more as well.

All the tax payers in the UK will pay for you, and it didn't cost you anything. So now you can either live conformably and send the rest of your free money back to your home land or invite your family over so they can get a free life as well. Meanwhile the British person who has paid national insurance all his life has to fight for what is his if he falls upon hard times.

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Good point.

I mean it.

Now, can you please leave my country?

Thanks.


I would love to leave, but you have taken all my money and my house won't sell so I can go back. Please buy all of my Spanish assets from me for a price I can get setup back on home ground. Didn't think that you would, so in effect you are stuck with me - the lest you could do is to make my life easier now you have trapped me here!
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90 months ago

Oh...

That should be your least concern, amigo.

Regardless of how much your "Spanish assets" sell for, as soon as you reach a U.K. checkpoint, just tell them you have nothing to offer to the system.

They will give you shelter and food. Benefits ranging from transportation to education and what not. Just like you said...

You can always comeback as a tourist thou. Always welcome.

Thanks.




Yes, Spain always wants to take your money, thats the easy part. You couldn't have been paying attention when I said that the UK only favors the outsiders. The fact that I still legally own my assets. Always thinking about yourself. How nothing is ever your fault and rely on everybody else. Wanting all of the glory. La vida facil. It is true what the students say: He aprobado. Me ha suspendido.
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90 months ago

Oh I like the idea of ID cards, but just give me one and I will take it with me wherever I go. I have a Spanish driving license, european type B, however it does not show my address, the field for my name has missed the last letter( strange, because with spaces that would equal to 19 characters, not a round number like 20)

Here you go, stop complaining, and check (http://www.interior.gob.es/extranjeria-28/regimen-general-189/tarjeta-de-identidad-de-extranjero-205?locale=es) if you fulfill the requirements


Spanish people don't believe in the security of CHIP&PIN bank cards, or why would the shop ask for ID?

Actually I think that by checking the ID you have more security ;) Anyhow, I agree that it might be annoying. I find myself annoyed since I live in Sweden, and everything I need is the card and my PIN number. But this is also a matter of national policy, and I think that regardless of the new legislation (which says that for debit cards the PIN number will be preferred over the signatura, while for credit cards, the only valid thing is the signature), the merchant still has the right to ask for the ID because if it there is a problem... that merchant will have to pay the loss. But again, little by little, I think that when you pay with debit cards, more merchants avoid asking for the ID (specially in big stores)


In England, we don't have ID cards, so as an option you can get a credit card size print of your passport - when you try and pay for something in a shop with a card you show them that and they refuse, and insist it is not a valid form of ID.

And what they do it is totally correct because, afaik it is not a valid id medium. If I remember correctly, if the ID is not mandatory and/or valid for travalling, then it is not valid. If you want to know which ones are likely to be accepted, have a look at PRADO (http://prado.consilium.europa.eu/en/homeindex.html).
As an example, I use my DNI in Sweden every time I am asked for an ID, and I have no trouble.


I had two tiers changed on the car last month, at the end they asked for photo ID, address, and NIE. WHY?!?! to prove that they sold them to me? - if that is the case, you must be very deceitful people. Anyway, no problem, all I have to show them is my passport (that contains my full name), and my "Residencia" (that contains my address). - But why should I have to carry with me so much paperwork when all this could be combined into one DNI? I think it would be practical for EU members to have a DNI, it has a place for your full name, date and place of birth, NIE number, address and a photo!:) But I doubt that they will, seeing as we bring all our money to Spain and invest in the Spanish economy. They can do it for immigrants outside the EU who bring absolutely nothing with them.

There are two forms of invoices in Spain, one without any detail of the buyer, and another with all details, you got the latter one (of course if you get issued the former one, you can always ask for the latter). The latter one is usually issued when you get a service (repair) or some purchase of something 'big' (car, fridge... house :). They don't really need to prove that they sold it to you, it is actually for your own good (they will give the VAT you are paying anyways to the tax office regardless of the invoicing mode); but in any case, those details don't usually matter (unless it is a house or something like that).
Next time... tell them, I don't they will care much (but let's say that in the future you lose your invoice, and they would be the only ones to give you a copy, that, without those details they wouldn't be able to... so it's up to you).
I think there is an idea of an EU-ID, but I doubt it will ever happen, too many countries are against that (look at UK... you had it, and then you got rid off it).
About the latter comment, I won't say much because it denotes (in my humble opinion) some xenophobia.


Just to be clear, NIE = Número de Identificación de Extranjero, it is just a number on an A4 sheet of paper not an ID card.

Check the link about the requirements for the corresponding card ;)


When Spain got into the EU it received and still is receiving billions of euros from the European Union for various things.

Like every other country in the EU, including UK. All countries pay and get back; some get back more than what they pay (but I think Spain is past that, now it is paying more than what it gets back).


Why don't they have a national health system? They have a regional one

There was one... but thanks to the (mistakenly) territorial system, Spain has these regions... and the 'competences' (I don't think this is the right word... but I cannot think of anything better right now) were transferred to the regional governments. But besides that, there is a national framework taking care that the quality is the same among all regions.
But again, each country decides this. Sweden has regional health systems too, and it is not any better or worst than Spanish one. It is the way it is.


OK fine, but why not have a database where all details of medical history are kept so if you are traveling to region to region they know who you are in an emergency?

I agree and finally, with the new decrees from the government there will be one unique medical record, for once and for all (and that includes one medical card).


Why have at least three different police forces with god knows how many different databases? Just one police database will do and also be more efficient.

Each law enforcement is in charge of something different. You might think they do the same things, but they do not. And I presume they have their own databases, but these are seamlessly connected (when it is about security and money, both the polices and the tax, social security, etc have a great collaboration...)


It would be good if the Guardia Civil merged with the Policia Nacional, but divide its self up into departments.

Well... the 'Policía' is a civil law enforcement, while the 'Guardia Civil' is a militar one... that might be tricky although it is aimed in the future.


I could keep going, but have not got the time right now.

Awaiting your feedback. ;)


Just some notes, and I'm done because this is not the place to do this. This is a forum to talk about mac... rumors!
And yes... I'm excited about the effort of Apple in Spain, which means that Apple believes in Spain in the medium-long term; which also means that I will be able to eventually go back to Spain and live there ;) with my mac bought right at the closest Apple Store (what about the rumours of the Apple Store in Valladolid... at the mall opened recently with IKEA?)
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90 months ago
I like the way you did not comment on anything else I said.

You must be one of those who came here speculating with housing and thought that "me haré rico porque la vivienda NUNCA baja".

You are part of the reason Spain is going down. You and all the rest of the richer part of Europe that speculated with Spanish housing. (Germany and UK are much to blame here).

In this mess, nobody is without blame.


I must be one of those who came here with the promise of living the dream in the sun with a relaxed pace of life. We specifically asked the bank to keep out money in a savings account. Instead the charge us for using them, transferring money and we didn't get paid interest on hundreds of thousands of euros. You promised a quality house but when we point out the defects, we are told "oh no, thats rustic.". We build up your country and what do we get in return? How can you call us the richer part of Europe when your town halls are building new multi million (11000000€) 5 story office complexes for the mayor to sit in? The public enter and get told to use the side door. Do not blame others for your own mess.
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90 months ago

If you have a valid driving license you should convert it to a Spanish version, this is a valid form of ID, if not the way around this is obtaining (un carnet de cylomotor) which is also accepted as a valid ID which is available without having to take a driving exam.

With regards to legal matters, you need to register with the National police department to which they will facilitate you with a Blue card that states you are in Spain legally, the card is not valid as ID but does allow you to obtain credit cards etc.

You ONLY have the right to unemployment benefit if you have payed taxes in Spain, 3 months of benefits for every year worked. with a maximum of 2 years. it is not like the British system that has no limit and does not take into account past working history.

If you need more help with regards to staying here in Spain legally and obtains the Blue card PM me and I will be happy to help you out.

with regards to EU and ID cards, Spain was STOPPED for giving out ID cards (NIE) due to it not being legal, hence the Blue card! (which is Paper) not a real card.



I have a Spanish driving license type B, obtained here in Spain ( passed first time :) ), the problem I have with it is that it does not show my address and the last letter of my name is missing(apparently the field only has 19 characters in it and not 20 like I need - strange not being a round number and all). Registered with the police, took my fingerprint as if I were a criminal, so why don't they use mobile scanners to identify people? For being at the police station all morning I got back an A4 size "residencia" and got charged 30€

In the UK people leave school, go to a job centre and receive all sorts of benefits. I think England should treat foreigners like the Spanish do, that way we would not have to pay out as much in Asylum and all them outgoings to people who did not pay a penny into the system. However you would think that being part of the EU means that the rules are fairly similar in all countries.

The EU says that we shouldn't be treated like outsiders, so I can see where the NIE ID card went, however I think that we should be entitled to a DNI that states where we are from, date of birth, full name, photo, NIE number, address, etc.

I dont mind carrying ID, but please make it possible for me to obtain it.
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90 months ago
At Last, Someone Who Agrees With Me.

Here you go, stop complaining, and check (http://www.interior.gob.es/extranjeria-28/regimen-general-189/tarjeta-de-identidad-de-extranjero-205?locale=es) if you fulfill the requirements


Actually I think that by checking the ID you have more security ;) Anyhow, I agree that it might be annoying. I find myself annoyed since I live in Sweden, and everything I need is the card and my PIN number. But this is also a matter of national policy, and I think that regardless of the new legislation (which says that for debit cards the PIN number will be preferred over the signatura, while for credit cards, the only valid thing is the signature), the merchant still has the right to ask for the ID because if it there is a problem... that merchant will have to pay the loss. But again, little by little, I think that when you pay with debit cards, more merchants avoid asking for the ID (specially in big stores)


And what they do it is totally correct because, afaik it is not a valid id medium. If I remember correctly, if the ID is not mandatory and/or valid for travalling, then it is not valid. If you want to know which ones are likely to be accepted, have a look at PRADO (http://prado.consilium.europa.eu/en/homeindex.html).
As an example, I use my DNI in Sweden every time I am asked for an ID, and I have no trouble.


There are two forms of invoices in Spain, one without any detail of the buyer, and another with all details, you got the latter one (of course if you get issued the former one, you can always ask for the latter). The latter one is usually issued when you get a service (repair) or some purchase of something 'big' (car, fridge... house :). They don't really need to prove that they sold it to you, it is actually for your own good (they will give the VAT you are paying anyways to the tax office regardless of the invoicing mode); but in any case, those details don't usually matter (unless it is a house or something like that).
Next time... tell them, I don't they will care much (but let's say that in the future you lose your invoice, and they would be the only ones to give you a copy, that, without those details they wouldn't be able to... so it's up to you).
I think there is an idea of an EU-ID, but I doubt it will ever happen, too many countries are against that (look at UK... you had it, and then you got rid off it).
About the latter comment, I won't say much because it denotes (in my humble opinion) some xenophobia.


Check the link about the requirements for the corresponding card ;)


Like every other country in the EU, including UK. All countries pay and get back; some get back more than what they pay (but I think Spain is past that, now it is paying more than what it gets back).


There was one... but thanks to the (mistakenly) territorial system, Spain has these regions... and the 'competences' (I don't think this is the right word... but I cannot think of anything better right now) were transferred to the regional governments. But besides that, there is a national framework taking care that the quality is the same among all regions.
But again, each country decides this. Sweden has regional health systems too, and it is not any better or worst than Spanish one. It is the way it is.


I agree and finally, with the new decrees from the government there will be one unique medical record, for once and for all (and that includes one medical card).


Each law enforcement is in charge of something different. You might think they do the same things, but they do not. And I presume they have their own databases, but these are seamlessly connected (when it is about security and money, both the polices and the tax, social security, etc have a great collaboration...)


Well... the 'Policía' is a civil law enforcement, while the 'Guardia Civil' is a militar one... that might be tricky although it is aimed in the future.



Just some notes, and I'm done because this is not the place to do this. This is a forum to talk about mac... rumors!
And yes... I'm excited about the effort of Apple in Spain, which means that Apple believes in Spain in the medium-long term; which also means that I will be able to eventually go back to Spain and live there ;) with my mac bought right at the closest Apple Store (what about the rumours of the Apple Store in Valladolid... at the mall opened recently with IKEA?)



One last thing, you do know that your ID card expired in January(all DNI issued to EU citizens were classed as invalid from the beginning of the year ), so when you do come back, you will be in the same boat as me.

Anyway, I showed up at the Nueva Condomina Store at 08:20 and was number 108 in the line. What an atmosphere. They managed to get people in the shop very quickly, and once I was in, I spent more time buying an iPod than waiting outside. Lovely people, and I hope that it makes an example to the rest of the region on how to go about business. Everything was top class, however It could have been clearer on how to pay for products (I was using cash). I would love to return, but also would like an Apple Store in CC Espacio Mediteraneo-Cartagena, as it is nearer.
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