updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue July 22, 2008
Apple Montreal store
Apple has slated three new store openings for the end of this week, say a mix of reports and announcements. The first and most prominent of the locations will be in Montreal, creating the first true flagship store for Canada, and Quebec's second store after one in Laval. The exterior of the shop is said to use the glass motif found at other major Apple outlets, such as the one in Sydney, Australia (pictured). It is situated at 1321 Ste-Catherine Ouest, and should open Friday at 5PM.
In the United States, stores in Glendale, Arizona and Charleston, South Carolina will both open to the public at 10AM local time, on Saturday, July 26th. The former is located at 7700 West Arrowhead Towne Center, and should be open from 10AM to 9PM Monday through Saturday, and 11AM to 6PM on Sunday. The Charleston shop is South Carolina's first, and is located at 301 King Street. Monday-to-Wednesday hours are 10AM to 8PM; Thursday-to-Saturday hours are 10AM to 9PM, and on Sunday the store will be open from 12PM to 6PM.
The Glendale and Charleston openings may potentially be some of the best opportunities to find an iPhone 3G, which is otherwise in extremely short supply throughout the US.