Apple to open London flagship store by Christmas

“Apple Computer is planning to open a giant flagship store on London

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  1. One cannot name 50 “worthwhile” metropolitan areas in the U.S.

    Take a look at pro sports teams. Per league, there are about 30 teams, some often from the same locale. The New York Yankees are the only pro sports team that turns a profit each year. The other 29 “metropolitan” areas, let alone 50, do not have the numbers to reallllllly support a team, or an Apple Store, for that matter, at 2.5 million a year.

    I’d much rather see Apple hit London and Paris before, say, Scranton, PA.

  2. Thats cool though I live in the North (Sheffield) – if I want Mac stuff there s a good store in Nottingham and some opening up here. But its good if a big store can spread the word and raise the profile

  3. “I’d much rather see Apple hit London and Paris before, say, Scranton, PA.”

    Just imagine…30,000 pounds of mashed Macintoshes…
    (with apologies to the late Harry Chapin)

    :^)

  4. Good!! Finally!!

    Not that I dislike having to travel to the US to get a 3rd-party cable… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” /> But now we need one in Amsterdam, where I live! Still, I guess a 1-hour easyjet flight to Blighty is better than half-a-day lost.

    Can I get salt-n-vinegar on that G5, ma’am?

  5. Ha, this is like 10 minutes walk from my front door. I knew there was a reason I put up with living amongst Central London’s binge drinkers and crack addicts ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    I second the call for a store in Manchester too. And a third in Edinburgh would be a good move.

  6. Well, they’ll just have to raise their game won’t they?

    MicroAnvika are the guys who have most to lose, but they have their PC business to keep them alive.

    As for Albion, Trams et al, maybe they’ll benefit from Apple taking the UK seriously enough to spend �1.5M on a storefront.

  7. Sadly it won’t drive Gultronics out of business. I bought a couple of hard disks from them early last year, and they were both dud. When I took them back, the owner was in, and even though the serial numbers on the reciept matched those on the disds, he accused me of dismantling the disks and swapping the top panel with old dud ones I’d already had. Can you believe it? I asked him if he “thought I live in a bloody clean room”. I got Gultronics to replace them eventually, but only by continually going back until he wasn’t around and losing my temper of a couple of occassions. It turns out that an entire box of these disks had been dropped in transit, and everyone that had bought them had returned them.

    So the moral is, stay away from any Gultronics shop. The guy who runs it is a money-grabbing a**ehole who thinks his customers are stupid.

    On another note, I’ve probably walked past you guys in the street at some point. How wierd is that?

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