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Apple store coming to \"Dell\'s Backyard\" in Austin

updated 01:00 pm EST, Sun January 18, 2004

Apple store in Austin, TX

A MacNN reader notes that The Austin-American Statesman offers a in the area last week: "It looks like Apple Computer Inc. is about to open a store in Dell Inc.'s back yard. Apple's Internet site currently lists several job openings for an Apple store at Barton Creek Square mall, including a store manager, assistant manager and several salespeople."




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Hot damn!

    No more long a** drives to Houston or Dallas for me!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    I hate it when...

    I hate it when people talk about Apple as "invading the territory" of another PC company or manufacturer, as if the city exclusively belonged to that company. "Apple opens store in Redmond, right in Microsoft's back yard" or "Apple opens store in Austin, right in Dell's back yard" or "IBM opens new microchip facility in San Jose, right in Intel's back yard."

    Aren't those cities "big enough" for more than one company in a related field, without having to comment on it?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Apple offices in Austin

    Apple has had offices in Austin for years to handle accounting and level 2 tech support.

    And Austin is big! It's the 16th largest city in the US, according to the 2000 census, ahead of Baltimore, Boston, and Seattle.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Census?

    You have too much time on your hands like me.

    I have noticed a trend though, of Apple opening up many new stores! I think this is terrific! Apple is deepening their distribution centers throughout the US more than ever.

    Super duper!
    Take that Mr. Gates.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Grassy Knoll

    Not only is Dell here but IBM has offices and more everywhere and Motorola has chip FABs around. Several years ago Intel started to build a huge building downtown and then suddenly stopped work and moved out--now Apple opens a store within sight of the downtown skyline.

    Coincidence?

    I think not.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    The Arboretum

    Would have been a better location for me. Why doesn't Apple base their decisions solely on what would benefit ME??

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    Hi ya!

    Now all you cowboys can shut the h*** up about having to drive to blah blah ends of the earth......:D

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    dude...

    [quote]You have too much time on your hands like me.

    I have noticed a trend though, of Apple opening up many new stores! I think this is terrific! Apple is deepening their distribution centers throughout the US more than ever.

    Super duper!
    Take that Mr. Gates. [endquote]

    idiot, gates doesnt sell computers.

    apple sells computers, AND some apple software -the rest is 3rd party.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Not all cowboys

    San Antonians will still have to drive that long, construction-ladled hour north to Austin. But that's still better than 3 hours to Houston or 5 hours to Dallas.

    That being said, I can't think of any large computer company with a backyard that is based in San Antonio. Telecom(SBC), mexican food(Taco Cabana) and oil companies galore but the tech. industry hasn't tasted SA yet. All the more reason to add a local fruit company to our beef-fed hearts.


    -B

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    man, this sucks

    i can't believe san antonio still doesn't have an apple store... 7th largest city in the US, world champion spurs, and still no apple store!!!

    maybe its an after effect of steve jobs being a californian, and thus probably a lakers or kings fan ;)

    all kidding aside, this is better than having the closest one in plano or houston...

    sigh...

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