Project years in development
Apple will finally open a long-awaited store in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 18, according to an official banner outside the shop. Efforts to build an Edinburgh outlet date back to at least 2010. Once a location on Princes Street was secured, the company then spent over a year in construction. This was followed by another nine-month delay as it worked to finalize the store's design.
Shops could fill in key gaps
New photos may suggest that Apple's upcoming store in Hannover, Germany is almost finished. The outlet has been under development since April 2013, and construction facades are still in place on the inside of the building. An Apple logo is now on display outside the shop though, and is being lit up at night, although it's still covered. It's believed that the location could open as soon as next month.
Apple mislabels Dublin's Airfield Park
Reports are starting to filter in complaining about the quality of iOS 6's mapping data. One of the most significant notes that Ireland's Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, has contacted Apple regarding a mistake with Airfield Park in Dublin. While the landmark is in reality home to gardens, a cafe, and a city farm, Apple has the place marked down as an airport. Google Maps, which Apple abandoned for iOS 6, correctly identifies the location.
UK's PC World may jump Apple's 8AM launch
Third-party retailers around the world are starting to receive stock of the third-generation iPad, according to reports. In one instance photos are said to show iPads sitting in inventory at a US Best Buy outlet. In the UK, anecdotes suggest that PC World outlets are already receiving stock.
Last leg of marathon summer store launches
Two more Apple Stores are set to open this weekend, making for a total of four, checks show. The first is based in Bologna, Italy, and will launch on the ground floor of a building in Via Rizzoli in the city's center. The historic structure has reportedly had its fašade renovated, and should give Apple better coverage in northern half of the country.
Includes more German, Italian, American shops
A bevy of new Apple Stores are in the works for 2011, a report says. At least several of these are forecast to open in Italy by the middle of the year, including one in Bologna, a previously unexpected outlet in Florence, and a second Milan location. Possible addresses for the Milan and Florence stores remain unknown.
Edinburgh location may not arrive until late 2011
Apple has finalized plans to build a store in Edinburgh, Scotland, according to local newspaper the Edinburgh Journal. Talks were first reported as being underway early last month. While the future outlet will definitely be located along Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping road, an exact address has not been revealed. Speculation has focused on construction currently taking place at 122 and 123 Princes; 121 is being demolished entirely.
Lincoln Park store due to open this fall
Information has emerged on two future Apple Stores, including what may be the first location in Edinburgh, Scotland. Apple is reported to be in "detailed" talks with Edinburgh planning officials regarding an outlet on Princes Street, situated downtown. The Herald Scotland notes that Apple may be "as little as weeks away" from submitting final plans to the Edinburgh City Council. Several potential spots are speculated on, including one next to an Urban Outfitters, and others next to a Debenhams or an HMV.