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The Apple Store Is Just A Short Drive Away

by Chris Marsden on May 27th, 2008

I have noticed a lot more news lately about new Apple Store openings. They just opened a huge one in Boston. Sydney, Australia is slated to get a 3 story store soon. Alabama and Mississippi both have Apple Store openings in the future.

And people are excited.

I mean, what’s not to love. Instant access to your favorite Apple products. The ability to touch and experience things you may not be able to buy. A chance to talk to the Geniuses. It is an Apple user’s dream come true.

But I already have two.

Here in Orlando, FL, we have two Apple stores. Both with Genius bars. Both with the newest and greatest products just a short drive away. This fact leads me to the following observations.

  1. How in the world do we have two Apple stores in Orlando (Florida has 14) and Boston is only just now getting a store? (I know there is one or two just outside of Boston.)
  2. There are too many people who have not had the proper Apple experience. There is nothing like walking into the Apple store to check out the latest gear. If Apple doesn’t step up the pace on opening new stores, they need to at least start a travel division so people can go visit some of the best retail stores.
  3. I am extremely spoiled. Seriously. I get to choose which store to visit whereas others have to commit to a long drive to visit at all.

Hopefully there is an Apple Retail store near you. If not, take a drive and check one out. You won’t be disappointed.

POSTED IN: Chris's Posts, Retail Stores

3 opinions for The Apple Store Is Just A Short Drive Away

  • Ben Boles
    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Actually there are now 8 stores in Boston area with the new one located in the heart of the city.

  • Juan
    May 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I’m dying with envy. really.. We don’t have an Apple store here in the Philippines. The closest we have is an Apple Premium Reseller store. Digitalhub and Power Mac. Well it’s better than nothing right?

  • Chris Marsden
    May 27, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    @Juan - anything is better than nothing. We have Apple in Best Buy now, which is closer, but the expertise compared to the Apple Store is definitely lacking.

    @Ben - I didn’t realize how close those stores were to Boston. That makes me feel better about my first thought/observation, at least.

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