updated 04:20 pm EDT, Fri August 23, 2002
Apple will open the first of two Detroit-area retail stores in Novi, MI on August 31, according to a Detroit Free Press. The article also speculates that the 10 am grand opening will draw a large crowd, like most previous Apple Store launches. "A Mac is a nice machine, but that's all it is -- a machine," says Phil Charns of the Southeast Michigan Computer Organization, offering commentary on the opening, "I just don't understand why Apple people are so devoted and defensive." Another retail outlet is to open in the Somerset Collection in Troy before Thanksgiving.