Report: Apple to open 20 retail stores in UK; Glasgow and Edinburgh locations likely

“Apple’s decision to open its own worldwide network of retail stores is an attempt to change attitudes to its personal computers, with stores now open in London’s Regent Street, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester,” Graham Stewart reports for The Scotsman.

“Mark Rogers [Apple UK managing director] refuses to comment on the locations of future store openings, but it is more than likely that stores will open in Glasgow and Edinburgh once Apple can secure prime retail locations,” Stewart reports. “Chris Braithwaite, a director at real estate company Cushman & Wakefield, says: ‘Apple wants to open in the 20 best retail locations in the UK. It has told us just to get on and find the space.’ It is thought that Glasgow’s Buchanan Street could be a prime candidate for such a store. However, any Apple-owned stores would compete head-on with Scotsys’s own independent retail stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

Full article here.

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  1. Bugger the Poms and the Jocks, what about a store in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane?

    C’om on Apple there are 9 million people in those three cities, don’t make us wait as long as we did for iTunes! Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssse.

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  3. Despite Apple’s assurances that the emergence of Birmingham’s (UK) Apple Store wouldn’t adversely affect local competition, the nearby KRCS AppleCentre (that had been solely flying the Apple flag in the city for many years) inevitably closed its doors within months of the Apple Store opening.

  4. What everyone’s FAILED to notice is that this article from Chris Braithwaite is from August 2005, and that mentioned it back in JANUARY!

    MCCFR: West Quay is already getting going for Apple:

    Plus, remember people, it’s the 20 BEST RETAIL LOCATIONS [so the basically the top 20 malls & high streets combined] not necessarily the 20 biggest conurbations!


  5. It’s about time we got a store in Glasgow ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />.

    As for the comment in the report “However, any Apple-owned stores would compete head-on with Scotsys’s own independent retail stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

    Thank god, i have never ever dealt with a worse company, i would not buy a Mac from them if it was the last one on the planet. They dont have, and have not had, an ipod Radio Remote in stock yet, Oh and they are expecting the new macbook pro to be instore in “May” WTF is that about ?????

    Come on apple get ur finger out and give us our store. please


  6. Kirkwall. LOL. I think 30m down on the Kronprinz would be a better Orkney location. All those people taking underwater DV footage need to edit it somewhere.

    BTW, that’s the first time I’ve heard an Orcadian refer to themselves as “Scotty”. I take it you’re an immigrant to the Isles.

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