Apple planning to revamp 100 Apple retail stores, and open 25 new ones

Thu, May 28, 2009


The USA Today reports:

The company said Wednesday that it plans to remodel 100 of its stores this year, to make more room for customer training and displayed products. Additionally, it will open 25 new stores, including a fourth location in New York City, and new ones in Paris, Italy and Germany.

“We know that a lot of people are cutting back, but we’re doing the opposite,” says Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vice president of retail. “We’re investing in the downturn.”

…New tables will enable “twice the amount” of Mac computers and other products to be on display, Johnson says. Apple’s beloved Genius Bar, offering free tech support for Apple products, will have 50% more room, he says.

Call me crazy, but new tables that can display 2x the number of Apple products seems to scream that a new device (tablet anyone?) is on its way.



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