Apple Store #1 in the Southern Hemisphere is dropping very soon according to the Sydney Morning Herald.  Apple has placed a huge Bondi (Beach) Blue sign reading: "Drop in soon. Apple Store, Sydney".  The temporary sign marks the first official acknowledgement that Apple will be opening one of its flagship stores in downtown Sydney.

The 77 King Street address store will cover three levels and each floor will contain 445 square metres of retail space. 

According to ifoAppleStore, the Sydney flagship store is expected to open its doors on June 19th (in time for a Australian 3G iPhone rollout?)

Two other Apple stores are slated to open in Australia..One in the posh North Shore  suburb of Chatswood (what?! Nothing in Double Pay?), the other in Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre.

For those not in the know, Sydney and Melbourne have something of a little city rivalry going not dissimilar to the New York and Boston thing.  Apple seems to be covering the bases by spreading the store love across both cities.

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