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Apple's Opening Up to 35 New Stores in the 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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  • 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
    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
    I will never go into a Apple store with iSucks's all around.
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  • 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
    One time I went to this Apple store...wait..who am i kidding.
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  • LightningStryk17
    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
    thats nice
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  • 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
    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
    At least a lot of hipsters with learning disabilities will be able to find jobs as geniuses.
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