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    Default 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

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    damn I'm suppose to be in west Virginia in April through July. Guess ill have to order my iPhone 4gs through the mail.

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    i'm voting for montana next. although it doesn't make sense compared to other states like the ones on the east coast.
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    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.

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    Meh....

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    well now people in alaska dont have to mail in their phones and macs for service

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    damn that's far.

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    funny, I thought most Apple products are not supposed to be operated at temps below 0C

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    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

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    300 miles from the arctic circle isn't that close...
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    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!

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    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.

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    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!!!
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    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...

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    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

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    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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    Going on record to say apple will have the first store on the Moon as well


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    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
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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!"
    Last edited by RICO_; 02-22-2011 at 09:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    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!!!
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