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Apple's Opening Up to 35 New Stores in the Next Year

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Apple will break 400 stores next year.

Apple's retail strategy has been extremely successful, so is it any wonder the company is continuing to expand its chain of retail stores every year? The company now has stores in 13 countries and its retail division employs over 40,000 full-time employees working on 4.1 million square feet of retail space. However, Cupertino today revealed that those numbers are going to grow come 2013. In an SEC filling filed October 31, Apple said 2013 will bring up to 35 more stores.

Apple's annual 10-K filing details that the company plans to open 30 to 35 new retail stores, with approximately three-quarters of them outside of the United States. The company opened 33 stores this year, 28 of which were outside the USA, and ended the year with 390 shops compared to 2011's 357 stores.  As of the end of September, Apple has a total of 250 U.S. retail stores and 140 international retail stores.

Apple didn't reveal any more details about the locations of the new stores beyond the fact that the majority would be outside of the U.S. Does your city have an Apple store? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 2:53 PM
    Michigan has 4 Apple stores. All of which are at least 30-40 minutes from metro Detroit. So for anyone near or south of Detroit, you have trek to make to get to a store. A store should be opened either in Detroit, or south between Detroit and Ohio.
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    memadmax , November 1, 2012 2:55 PM
    I refuse to go into an apple store again...
    Last time I was in one of those I was treated like a child...
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    kracker , November 1, 2012 2:56 PM
    I will never go into a Apple store with iSucks's all around.
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 3:07 PM
    I'll be looking forward to the inevitable article, "Apple expects to close over 100 stores in 2014". Once you reach the top, the only way is DOWN!

    PC FTW!
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    fuzzion , November 1, 2012 3:08 PM
    One time I went to this Apple store...wait..who am i kidding.
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    LightningStryk17 , November 1, 2012 3:10 PM
    Apple_PfffftI'll be looking forward to the inevitable article, "Apple expects to close over 100 stores in 2014". Once you reach the top, the only way is DOWN!PC FTW!



    But how do you know they are at the "top" yet? :) 
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    mrdowntownkiller , November 1, 2012 3:45 PM
    thats nice
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    jupiter optimus maximus , November 1, 2012 3:46 PM
    I just sit outside the apple store and hog all the bandwidth on my laptop on Sundays. 100 gigabytes of HD videos downloaded so far this year! The 'genius' bar don't even bother me when i do.
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    noblerabbit , November 1, 2012 3:52 PM
    memadmaxI refuse to go into an apple store again...Last time I was in one of those I was treated like a child...


    What do you expect when their flagship ipads are targeted towards people aged 0 - 5 ?
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    headscratcher , November 1, 2012 3:56 PM
    At least a lot of hipsters with learning disabilities will be able to find jobs as geniuses.
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    alidan , November 1, 2012 4:18 PM
    sabregreenMichigan has 4 Apple stores. All of which are at least 30-40 minutes from metro Detroit. So for anyone near or south of Detroit, you have trek to make to get to a store. A store should be opened either in Detroit, or south between Detroit and Ohio.


    people in Detroit have disposable money, enough for an apple over priced thing?
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    svdb , November 1, 2012 4:22 PM
    Who f* cares!
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    jhansonxi , November 1, 2012 4:32 PM
    sabregreenMichigan has 4 Apple stores. All of which are at least 30-40 minutes from metro Detroit. So for anyone near or south of Detroit, you have trek to make to get to a store. A store should be opened either in Detroit, or south between Detroit and Ohio.
    Most any retailer will use income demographics and transportation routes to select store locations. Micro Center, which also sells Apple products, only has one store in Madison Heights (NW of Detroit). You're not going to get the Apple "experience" with them since they also sell PCs and many DiY parts.

    PCs are less dependent on retail since there is more than one manufacturer. Even with the availability of mail-order systems from the likes of Dell and HP, there is the Computer Direct chain in the Detroit area (http://www.computerdirectcorp.com) that sells PCs (including Linux systems). But many other retailers including Computer City, CompUSA, and Circuit City have failed. Best Buy may be next.
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    zak_mckraken , November 1, 2012 7:15 PM
    Yes, we have an Apple Store in Quebec City. No, I never went in.
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    jacobdrj , November 1, 2012 7:23 PM
    jhansonxiMost any retailer will use income demographics and transportation routes to select store locations. Micro Center, which also sells Apple products, only has one store in Madison Heights (NW of Detroit). You're not going to get the Apple "experience" with them since they also sell PCs and many DiY parts.PCs are less dependent on retail since there is more than one manufacturer. Even with the availability of mail-order systems from the likes of Dell and HP, there is the Computer Direct chain in the Detroit area (http://www.computerdirectcorp.com) that sells PCs (including Linux systems). But many other retailers including Computer City, CompUSA, and Circuit City have failed. Best Buy may be next.

    Computer City only failed because CompUSA bought them out, and then there were TWO CompUSAs on the SAME STREET (John R) within a mile of each other...

    Oh, and the economy hit the greatest recession of my lifetime...

    MicroCenter was better than CompUSA was, but I think had the economy not tanked, we would have kept some of the other retailers...
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    eklipz330 , November 1, 2012 7:43 PM
    whatever happened to retail stores that sell multiples items? next thing you know apple will be selling televisions[likely] and vaccuums and microwaves. this doesnt seem like the smart thing to do but hey, what do i know. they should open starbucks on each of their corners of their store, i bet that would work wonders
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    jhansonxi , November 1, 2012 8:55 PM
    eklipz330whatever happened to retail stores that sell multiples items? next thing you know apple will be selling televisions[likely] and vaccuums and microwaves. this doesnt seem like the smart thing to do but hey, what do i know. they should open starbucks on each of their corners of their store, i bet that would work wonders
    Good point. I'm off to trademark iVac.
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    eddieroolz , November 1, 2012 10:51 PM
    Apple should be careful not to expand too fast, because this kind of expand anywhere mentality ends up hurting.
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    mrdowntownkiller , November 1, 2012 11:00 PM
    nuff guys i has a lot of notifications lol
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    Be0wulf22 , November 26, 2012 8:02 PM
    Seriously, why do the apple haters keep clicking on these stories? And then taking the time to comment?