Apple is rumored to be opening a series of mini-stores across the country soon.
“The concept seems to have changed from locations on university campuses, to stores close to existing Apple stores. At the same time, the architecture and design of the stores, described as being 1,500 square feet or less, has been a mystery–until now,” ifoAppleStore reports. “Here is a photo of the interior of a mini-store, taken from outside the store, in a public place. First, you can see that the pre-dominant decor is stainless steel, both on the walls and near the ceiling. In the second photo, you can see a detail of the metal near the ceiling on the right side of this store, and it appears to have the same ‘G5’ design used in the flagship store designs–thousands of tiny holes in the metal.”
ifoAppleStore reports, “it’s pretty clear this store is very narrow, and not very deep. Using the door width [as a basis for calculations]… the retail floor space [appears] to be 15-feet wide, and about 18 feet deep, or about 270 square feet. Even if this calculation is somewhat off, it’s still a small store! It makes you wonder how many employees and visitors could fit in this store at once, or what a grand opening event might look like!”
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