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  • Apple Opening Retail Store 300 Miles South of the Arctic Circle


    Some of the hottest gadgets in mobile technology are headed for one of the coldest places on earth. According to information gathered by ifoAppleStore, Apple is planning to open a retail store at the Fifth Avenue Mall in Anchorage, Alaska. This store will become the northern-most Apple store in existence, only 320 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

    According to the original tip, the fit-out is underway inside the former Eddie Bauer space on the second level of the downtown mall.
    For months, speculation has swirled about a forthcoming Apple store in Alaska, a state in which there are presently no Apple retail outlets. But with the addition of the Anchorage facility, yet another name can be checked off the list of states that still lack an Apple store. Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are still without an Apple store to call their own.

    Construction schedules at the Anchorage site suggest the store will open in September. The property, however, will not be a grand structure by comparison to other Apple stores in the hopper around the world. As MMi reported earlier this week, Apple's biggest retail ventures are presently planned for China, where the new Shanghai store may soon become Apple's busiest and most lucrative.

    Source: ifoAppleStore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Opening Retail Store 300 Miles South of the Arctic Circle started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      damn I'm suppose to be in west Virginia in April through July. Guess ill have to order my iPhone 4gs through the mail.
    1. bluewoodboarder's Avatar
      bluewoodboarder -
      i'm voting for montana next. although it doesn't make sense compared to other states like the ones on the east coast.
    1. candypaint's Avatar
      candypaint -
      I go to Anchorage every summer because my mother still lives there. The only "Apple Store" they have is a private one owned and operated by the same people selling Apple products since the early 2000s. They're good people. I hope this Apple Store doesn't f*** them over.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Meh....
    1. dale2's Avatar
      dale2 -
      well now people in alaska dont have to mail in their phones and macs for service
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      damn that's far.
    1. stellan0r's Avatar
      stellan0r -
      funny, I thought most Apple products are not supposed to be operated at temps below 0C
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stellan0r View Post
      funny, I thought most Apple products are not supposed to be operated at temps below 0C
      haha i guess they can be
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      300 miles from the arctic circle isn't that close...
    1. 5h4d0w's Avatar
      5h4d0w -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      300 miles from the arctic circle isn't that close...

      It also isn't that far either, if you think about it.

      PS. Alaska ftw!
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Okay so Apple is opening another retail store in a very cold place.

      And...............

      It's just another f**king store. Big deal.

      Texas is fixing to get the In & Out Burger chain from California.....honestly i'm more excited about THAT.
    1. xerray's Avatar
      xerray -
      YAY!!! About d*** time apple sends a store up in where I live, it is tiring waiting for my laptop and my phones from apple. Alaska ftw!!!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Okay so Apple is opening another retail store in a very cold place.

      And...............

      It's just another f**king store. Big deal.

      Texas is fixing to get the In & Out Burger chain from California.....honestly i'm more excited about THAT.
      You may not care but others do...

      Strategically placing stores around the world, just like in Independence Day
    1. e1allen2's Avatar
      e1allen2 -
      There are two stores in Anchorage that sell Apple products and I suspect not welcome the competition. Best Buy has two stores here and have good Apple sales people on site.

      Now In 'N Out Burgers......yum! But sadly none up here....yet
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Okay so Apple is opening another retail store in a very cold place.

      And...............

      It's just another f**king store. Big deal.

      Texas is fixing to get the In & Out Burger chain from California.....honestly i'm more excited about THAT.
      I ****** love In & Out I miss it


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    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Going on record to say apple will have the first store on the Moon as well


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    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Soon to come.........Apple-branded warm clothing.

      iThermals.....available in white, gray, and whiter.

      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      Going on record to say apple will have the first store on the Moon as well


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      And the means to get there. The iROCKET. Of course with buggy Apple software it'll probably shoot you straight into the Sun instead. But don't worry....Apple will patch up that little glitch soon enough.

      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      I ****** love In & Out I miss it


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      Amen.....not even the iPhone 5 could satisfy me more. Probably.

      And another thing.......what's the point in putting "300 miles South of the Arctic Circle."

      What's wrong with just putting "Anchorage, Alaska". I'm sure the people who live there know how close or far it is from the Arctic Circle.

      Conversation:

      "Hey guess what bro!"

      "What!"

      "Apple has three retail stores 74 miles south of Austin, TX and 560 miles East of El Paso, TX."

      "Well where the f**k is that?"

      "San Antonio, TX."

      "Oh....well why didn't you just say that."

      "Good point!"
    1. Sarge78's Avatar
      Sarge78 -
      Awesome news. It's not like those of us in Alaska can just drive to the next state over to hit an Apple store. If we want to go to Seattle we have several days of driving and have to show a passport just to get there...unless you take a ferry which is still several days, several hundred dollars, and only operates during certain times of the year...so...Apple store in Anchorage...awesome!!!
    1. battlebuddyp's Avatar
      battlebuddyp -
      May not be big for most, but i moved from sacramento, ca with an apple store to here and was dissappointed to find no apple store. Im happy one is possibly coming, im pretty sure this is more than speculation, as it was also on the local msnbc news. YAY anchorage!