updated 09:01 pm EST, Tue December 10, 2013
Brings 2013 store total to 448, 30 more planned for 2014
What are probably the last two Apple Store openings for 2013 will take place this Saturday, December 14 with openings of the expanded and remodelled Stonestown store in San Francisco, and an all-new store in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Stonestown location has more than doubled its original square footage by moving to a location near the original store, which opened in 2004. The Düsseldorf store is said to be located in the upscale Kö-Bogen mall in the Königsallee shopping district.
The new Stonestown store will open its doors early, at 8AM PT, while the Düsseldorf store will open at 10AM local time. In both locations, the first 1,000 customers will receive a commemorative t-shirt as is the custom with Apple Store openings or re-openings. The Stonestown store will now offer nearly 7,700 square feet of retail space, while the Düsseldorf store is said to have around 9,000 square feet.
The opening of the two new stores brings the grand total of Apple Stores worldwide to 448, with another 30 planned for 2014.