updated 01:40 pm EDT, Mon October 27, 2008
UK, Ariz., Wash. stores
Information has been disclosed on three new Apple Stores, beginning with one in the British capital of London. Apple has announced an October 30th, 9PM opening for its White City store, located in Westfield London on Ariel Way. The first 1,000 people there will receive a free t-shirt, and Apple is attempting to lure in more customers with the chance of winning a new MacBook and a silver iPod nano. The shop is Apple's 20th location in the UK.
The company has also confirmed that its Southcenter mini-store -- based in Tukwila, Washington in the US -- will be closed between November 11th and the 14th, only to reopen November 15th as a regular-sized storefront. Reports in Arizona have meanwhile indicated Scottsdale's first Apple Store should open next spring, alongside the Scottsdale Quarter shopping mall, which is under construction near the city's airport. The store should measure 7,857 square feet, and represent Apple's fifth location in the general Phoenix area.