Apple Store Fifth Avenue grand opening generates worldwide press attention

“Apple opened its new flagship store in New York last Friday, generating a huge wave of press attention for its new shop, which will be open 24-hours a day every day of the year. The company has posted a series of time lapse photographs from the first 24 hours at the store, including images snapped at the opening, which was attended by Apple CEO Steve Jobs,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK. “Some people chose to wait for up to 42-hours for the shop to open, with visitors from Europe flying across to share the moment. One sequence of images clearly shows a man waiting in the line holding up a placard which asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ …Apple has also posted a list and photographs of all 24 winners of free MacBooks which the company gave away on an hourly basis for the store’s first day’s trading.”

Full article here.

In addition, there are more great photographs of Apple’s newest retail store here:

And here – with many celebrity shots:

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  1. OK, as a former NYCer, I was pretty excited about new store on 5th Ave. But, isn’t this overkill? I mean, press about the press? And how many more photos of this one store do MDN readers want to see?

  2. C’mon APPLE, where is the first store for all the loyal Aussie Macheads, who fork out more than the average consumer in other places for the Mac experience.

    Give it to us Steve… or I will talk about you next time I am drunk…

    Aussie Ocker

  3. The guy holding up the Marry Me sign wasn’t waiting in line at all. It was 5:30 am and the line was long since gone. This was a serious marriage proposal (Congratulations Uschi Lang!) and not just some guy in the line.

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