“Is there some correlation between Apple’s retail store locations and figures released in Oct. 2005 on Internet use and computer ownership? Apparently so… The map below (see full article link) shows the just-released rankings (2003) by the Census Bureau for households with computer access, and households with a computer, as a percentage of the state’s population,” ifo Apple Store.com reports.
“As you can see, the Gulf Coast states are particularly indicative of some connection between Apple’s location decisions and computer/Internet use–four states rank at the very bottom of the 50 states and District of Columbia. New Mexico, West Virginia and South Carolina round out the bottom seven states. Oklahoma, the next lowest-ranked state, just opened an Apple store in September,” ,” ifo Apple Store.com reports.
Full article plus map here.
Apple’s retail stores list and info here.
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