Apple to Reopen Trio of Stores on iPhone 7 Launch Day

Apple has announced that it will be reopening three of its U.S. retail locations on September 16, the same day the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus become available for purchase in stores.

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Apple Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, Apple Ridgedale in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Apple The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis, Indiana will each reopen on Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time. All three stores have relocated to larger units within their respective shopping malls, and it is likely that each location will be facilitating iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus purchases as normal.

Each store will feature Apple's next-generation retail layout, including a combination of The Avenue, Genius Grove, The Forum, The Plaza, and The Boardroom, coupled with large glass doors, sequoia wood shelves, light boxes extending the length of the ceiling, and large digital screens for product marketing. Apple is in the process of renovating or relocating several of its U.S. stores to reflect the new design.

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Apple Willow Bend in Plano, Texas before (left) and after (right)

The trio of grand reopenings will occur just six days after four other locations reopened: Bay Street in Emeryville, California, West Town Mall in Knoxville, Tennessee, Willow Bend in Plano, Texas, and Mayfair in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Apple Legacy Place in Dedham, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, and Apple Memorial City in Houston, Texas also reopened on September 2.

In related news, Apple Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia will be closed for renovations starting September 25.

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32 months ago
Just realised Apple is the first major retailer in the world to remove the shop window.
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32 months ago
Not entirely sure how smart of an idea that is. I would have personally opened the day before. When the Oaks reopened last week it was a cluster. Employees were getting use to the layout and what not.
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32 months ago
Good planning. The Birmingham (UK) store looks as it's opening soon - but not that soon.
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32 months ago

Just realised Apple is the first major retailer in the world to remove the shop window.

They are also removing the Top Apple Logo and only using one on the inside of the door jam to the right.
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