than half of the new stores next year will
be located outside of the United States, according to Apple,
which needs to bolster its international presence. A further
international expansion will help convince consumers to visit Apple
stores to see the company's various products and services in
Specifically, Apple will open new locations in London
and Paris, with at least two stores already planned for Shanghai.
After launching its first stores in 2001, Apple has seen continued
success built around its trendy stores -- analysts predict Apple had
almost 46 million visitors to its stores worldwide during the month
Apple currently has stores in the U.S. from San
Francisco to New York City, and now must deal with increased
competition from Microsoft entering the retail space.
Microsoft's California location in Mission Viejo competes directly
with an Apple store in the same retail location.
Cupertino-based company currently has 280 stores operating in 10
different countries. Apple's products are sold in Best Buy and
other brick and mortar locations, but Apple has been able to offer
customers one-on-one interaction when it comes to tech support and
future product purchases.
quote: The sales reps love uneducated masses.
quote: they recently opened a crapple store in teh mall where i work. the mall is literally in between a best buy, and a future shop store across the street. they already sell crapple stuff.needless to say, the mall's crapple store is only visited by middle-aged women (they don't know any better), metrosexual "men" (they need macbooks so they can look extra gay while buying $5 coffee at starbucks), and emo kids who only go there to use the display machines to update their facebooks.if a bomb were to explode in that store it'd be good for the human gene pool.
quote: jealous of a crappy computer that is compatible with nothing and can't be upgraded? which reality do you live in?