updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri July 15, 2011
California maintains overwhelming global lead
Two new Apple Stores have been confirmed. Coming this Saturday is the Valencia Town Center location in California. Regular hours will run 10AM to 9PM Monday through Saturday, and 11AM to 6PM on Sunday; a steady stream of workshops has already been scheduled. The outlet will be Apple's 49th in the state, representing the largest concentration of Apple Stores in the US. The next closest state, Texas, has only 17.
Still relatively distant in the future is another store for Frankfurt, Germany, as confirmed by a new job listing. The shop will be based in the Main Taunus Zentrum mall, technically in the small town of Sulzbach about 15 minutes west of Frankfurt's core. That puts it about the same distance from Frankfurt's original Apple Store.
Germany as a whole has only five Apple outlets to date. Outside of Frankfurt, these include ones in Dresden, Hamburg, Munich and Oberhausen. Normal Apple construction patterns suggest that the second Frankfurt store could be open in February.