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September has been a remarkably busy month for Apple Store updates and expansions, and the sequence continues today with two more store openings in Louisville, Kentucky and The Woodlands, Texas. Both Apple Oxmoor and Apple The Woodlands left their classic locations for new storefronts that more than double the size of each store.
To celebrate the launch of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5, Apple is preparing a whirlwind of retail updates. In addition to Apple Fifth Avenue’s grand reopening in Manhattan, multiple Apple Stores across the world will reopen or move to greatly expanded spaces on September 20.
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Apple’s retail stores are the outlet for enthusiasm about Apple products. They’re where top fans gather to be among the first to see new iPhones and Apple Watches. They’re where people come to learn new skills and appreciate design. Rarely in the spotlight themselves, Apple Stores paint the backdrop of every product launch. Yesterday at Steve Jobs Theater, Apple put retail center stage — if just for a moment — to give an update on new initiatives and changes to the store experience.
Apple’s program of creative events held in its retail stores around the world offers Skills, Walks, and Labs sessions highlighting the capabilities of your Apple products and offering creative inspiration. Starting September 20, Today at Apple is expanding with a new type of express session — Quick Tips.
Apple Fifth Avenue’s famous glass cube made a mesmerizing return to Manhattan last week when the store was covered in a temporary iridescent film to celebrate its imminent reopening. Now, Apple has revealed that the cube will reopen its doors on September 20, coinciding with the launch of new iPhones.
One of Kentucky’s two Apple Stores is about to receive a significant upgrade. In Louisville, Apple Oxmoor is relocating to a larger space in Oxmoor Center with an outdoor entrance and a brand-new plaza.
Apple Marunouchi has opened its doors in the heart of Tokyo. The new flagship store is Apple’s most expansive in Japan and leads an extravaganza of retail updates throughout the country set to be revealed this fall. Over 1,000 customers formed a line extending several city blocks for the store’s grand opening.
Apple’s retail store in Altamonte Springs, Florida, has reopened following just under eight months of construction and expansion work. The redesigned store completes a trifecta of recent projects in Florida that share the goal of modernizing Apple’s large chain of stores throughout the state.
For Manhattan locals and sightseers, the wait is almost over. After nearly three years of significant expansion and remodeling work, Apple’s landmark Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store is set to reopen soon. Apple is promoting the new 24/7 space with the tagline “Always Open to Open Minds.” No date is published on the face of the building.
Apple’s largest store in Japan opens September 7. A new design, new Today at Apple sessions, and two floors of products and accessories await customers just beyond Tokyo Station. Overnight, Apple uncovered the store’s windows and is sharing new details and the inspiration behind Apple Marunouchi.
Apple is partnering with Burberry to help the luxury fashion retailer create a more personal shopping experience. A new service called “R Message” will integrate with Burberry’s iOS app and allow store associates to directly message select clients. The service will be available by invitation only and piloted before rolling out to every Burberry store.
Nestled between the slender and colorful storefronts on Zurich’s Rennweg, Apple’s latest retail store has opened its doors. The new location replaces Apple’s previous home on Bahnhofstrasse, one the most prestigious shopping corridors in all of Switzerland. Both stores are just a short walk apart, but curiously distant in design and stature. Apple Rennweg begins a fascinating new chapter in the story of Switzerland’s Apple Stores.
Apple is working to bring its online and brick-and-mortar retail experience to India, but creating a plan that lives up to Apple’s standards for location and design is an intensive process that can’t happen overnight. In a statement released Thursday, Apple said that plans for India’s first official Apple Store “will take us some time.”
Apple’s fifth retail store in Tokyo and ninth in all of Japan will celebrate its grand opening on September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Anchoring the base of the Mitsubishi Building, Apple Marunouchi brings a unique facade design and Apple’s latest retail initiatives within walking distance of Tokyo Station. The new store is one of several major projects scheduled for completion in 2019 as Apple’s expansion throughout Japan continues.
Apple’s summer-long tour of Up Next Live concerts concluded yesterday evening in Washington, D.C. with a performance by artist Khalid at Apple Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square. The series, created in partnership with Apple Music and Today at Apple, brought free concerts from rising musicians to major Apple Stores across the world through July and August.
Apple’s retail store at Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida has reopened with a larger footprint and an all-new design. The store was temporarily closed and completely reconstructed over the past year to suit the evolving needs of customers and Apple’s growing retail plans. The new Apple Waterside Shops brings Apple’s latest store concepts to Southwest Florida for the first time.