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Apple selects retail store locations in Japan, SoCal

updated 05:45 pm EST, Wed February 16, 2005

Apple in Japan, SoCal

Apple has selected , which features 160 specialty boutiques and restaurants.




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  1. blackbird_1.0

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Right...

    ...like they need ANOTHER store in California...

  1. riverfreak

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    akihabara?

    Shibuya would be so much better - they should take over the Starbucks. Although Shibuya is garish, Akihabara is even more so. I can just hear a prerecorded message playing outside the Apple Store - "Ladies and gentleman. We have cameras, camcorders, iPods, computers. Duty free on second floor. Thank you for visiting." Oh the horror.

  1. maxdecibel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ditto...

    ... and in Tokyo!
    Why not Nagoya, where economy thrives more? People are going nuts trying to establish businesses there.

  1. nagha

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    SoCal

    This store will be less than 5 miles from the Grove location. And yes, they do need another SoCal location because the Grove is always packed. The Beverly Center is packed with trendy teenagers and it is always packed as well (esp during the holidays). It's a good location for them to be seen.

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    more than 45 minutes

    In SoCal, we measure distance by minutes, not miles. If it is 5 miles away, it doesn't mean a thing. 5 miles typically means 30 minutes away.

  1. umijin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Shibuya would suck...

    Although I would welcome a store on the western side of Tokyo (closer to my home), Shibuya would be a horrible choice. It's too freaking crowded most of the time, and it's become so bad that older people (WITH MONEY) are starting to avoid that area. (Though I wouldn't mind seeing that Starbucks replaced - worst service I've encountered in Japan.)

    Shinjuku would rock, but Yokohama would be an even better choice, as it splits up the areas nicely. The good thing about the Ginza store is that its location in an upscale retail area sort of minimizes the riffraff. (Yes we have that in Japan.) Apple should aim for that, or it will be a madhouse.

    And I thought I heard Nagoya would get its own store in a previous announcement - so perhaps maxdecibel will get his wish.

  1. neutrino23

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Harajuku would be nice,

    it would match with Apple's stylish approach to technology.

    The comment about Shibuya reminds me of Yogi Berra's comment "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

    Shinjuku would be fun. They'd need a catchy theme song based on John Brown's Body or some other historic song. Then they'd play on an endless loop all day long.

  1. iFrankie

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: more than 45 minutes

    In SoCal, we measure distance by minutes, not miles. If it is 5 miles away, it doesn't mean a thing. 5 miles typically means 30 minutes away.

    AMEN!

  1. neil2112

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Tokyo Taxi Robot

    Hey umljin (or anyone)..
    Would this be the Shibuya mentioned in Arling and Cameron's song 'Tokyo Taxi Robot'?
    "Nice song"

  1. thebendds

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    More Calif. Stores

    California does have the most Apple Stores compared to other states in the US. And for good reason. But I'm begging Apple to open another California store in a greatly overlooked area: the central valley. The Fresno area is home to half a million people, yet all we have to represent Apple is one CompUSA! The closest Apple Store is over 180 miles away. If you're listening Apple, help us out.

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