A new photo may indicate that Apple is nearing the grand opening of its long delayed retail store in Hanover, Germany, reports iFun.de [Google Translation]. The photo shows the building's partially constructed internals with an exposed Apple logo on the right side of its entrance, with a flag pole also positioned over the left door.

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Furthermore, the layout of the location in question is similar to that of the Apple Store Opéra in Paris, France, which boasts similar features and has become known as as one of the company's most visually appealing locations.

It is likely that Apple's Hanover location will open sometime in April, which would mark one year after the company put up its traditional plain black barricades to begin progress on the store. The store will also mark Apple's 14th location in the country, which includes stores in Düsseldorf, Berlin, and Frankfurt.

Apple announced during its financial results conference call for the third quarter of 2013 that it would be building over 30 new stores in fiscal 2014, with 2/3 of those stores to be located outside of the United States. Apple also plans to remodel 20 stores over the course of the year.

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2457282 Avatar
111 months ago
People in the countries mentioned care. For example here in Germany there were only 2 Apple Stores. I don't know how the situation in the US is, but you were highly dependent to retailers.

With the one now opened in Berlin, the new in Hannover and the upcoming second one in Cologne (Apple already bought the building, right in the city), it's getting a bit better ;)

The story says there are 14 stores in the country. To help out, here they are -

Augsburg, City-Galerie
City-Galerie Augsburg
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
86153 Augsburg
0821 90764 9000

Berlin, Kurfürstendamm
Kurfürstendamm 26
10719 Berlin
030 590 090 000

Dresden, Altmarkt-Galerie
Altmarkt 25
1067 Dresden
0351 4977 4000

Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Kö-Bogen
Königsallee 2
40212 Düsseldorf
0211 4247 0600

Frankfurt, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse
Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse 30
60313 Frankfurt
069 219 308 000

Hamburg, Alstertal
Alstertal-Einkaufszentrum
Poppenbüttel
22391 Hamburg
040 611 831 5000

Hamburg, Jungfernstieg
Jungfernstieg 12
20354 Hamburg
040 349 628 000

Cologne, Rhein Center
Rhein Center
Aachener Straße 1253
50858 Cologne
0223 4202 0600

Munich, OEZ
Olympia-Einkaufszentrum
Hanauer Straße 68
80993 Munich
089 204 002 800

Munich, Rosenstrasse
Rosenstrasse 1
80331 Munich
089 242 145 000

Oberhausen, CentrO
CentrO Oberhausen
Centroallee 147
46047 Oberhausen
0208 3058 8000

Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen
Breuningerland Sindelfingen
Tilsiter Straße 15
71065 Sindelfingen
0703 1410 4600

Sulzbach, MTZ
Main-Taunus-Zentrum
65843 Sulzbach
069 389 865 800
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HiRez Avatar
111 months ago
Does anyone really care about these announcements on new stores?
LOL, it's not even an announcement on a new store. "Progress is being made"? WTH? One would assume so, right? Time is still moving forward?

In other news, the lawn surrounding the new Apple campus grew .2 millimeters in the last 24 hours. I'm trying to bribe the security guard to get me photographic evidence.
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theanimala Avatar
111 months ago
Does anyone really care about these announcements on new stores?
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ogee Avatar
111 months ago
if MR "cut out the crap" that someone or another doesn't like, the site would be blank. :D
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Shuri Avatar
111 months ago
Does anyone really care about these announcements on new stores?

People in the countries mentioned care. For example here in Germany there were only 2 Apple Stores. I don't know how the situation in the US is, but you were highly dependent to retailers.

With the one now opened in Berlin, the new in Hannover and the upcoming second one in Cologne (Apple already bought the building, right in the city), it's getting a bit better ;)
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