Apple Stores around the world

Apple Stores around the world

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The clean and modern interior of Apple stores is the perfect canvas to display the company's shiny gadgets and entice consumers into making a big purchase.


This artist rendering recently appeared in magazine and is said to be the design for Apple's latest location in Aix en Provence, France. According to the image, the store will be a low-lying building made entirely of glass walls with just one solid, wood wall where the Genius Bar would be. It's expected to open in late 2012 or early 2013.


Apple's first Sydney store opened in 2008.


Apple's flagship store in Bejing in its Sanlitun shopping distract made the news recently after angry customers tossed eggs at the location after it cancelled the launch of the iPhone 4S - due to the amount of people that flocked to the store and to ensure safety in the area. Launched in 2008, this was the company's first Apple store in China.


The Apple Opera Store ? facing the city's famous Opera de Paris, is gorgeous and very Parisian. The location, which opened in 2010, features original decor from the bank that once occupied the space. Inside, carved wooden stairs with wrought-iron railings connect the floors, instead of Apple's signature glass and chrome steps.



Instead of Apple's typical square-like exterior, the coating of glass that lines the Nanjing East (Shanghai) store is rounded on its corners.


Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York has become iconic for its Louvre-like glass design and plunging glass staircase. Launched in 2006, the store is now a model for innovative design. Apple recently renovated the glass cube for an estimated cost of $6.6 million.


Apple made its Louvre-like design famous in New York, but Shanghai's stunning cylindrical glass entrance is a sight to see. A glass spiral staircase leads shoppers to the store below.


The Apple Store in Covent Garden is the heart of London. It features sweeping, covered archways outside the historic store and a central see-through ceiling inside. The interior also features two glass staircases, a spiral and a square-shaped one.