Sydney Store Opening in April

February 23, 2008

Construction on the first Australian Apple store is entering the final stages, and those who have seen the work progress on George Street (Sydney) say it will open around the first week of April. Right now the glass façade has been installed on the upper floors, but there is still scaffolding around the lower floors of the building. The store will occupy the ground and first floor inside an existing city center office building in the city, complete with the usual Apple store features: stone floor, wood display tables, stainless steel walls and glass staircase. The opening would be the first of at least five high-profile stores opening this year in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. 

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Former MG February 26, 2008 at 1135

I’m happy to see Australia get its first Apple Store.

I was there in the mid 1970’s and loved the people and the country.

Sydney is a good town to have the first Apple Store.


Aussie Genius March 13, 2008 at 0239

The idea that the Sydney Apple store will open in early April is laughable. Recruitment for Genius positions is still ongoing, with contracts only being offered within the last fortnight (now being mid March). Successful applicants will be flown to Cupertino for weeks of training followed by several more weeks of soak-in experience at other Apple stores somewhere in the US. Then, and only then, will they return to finalise prep and fitout of the Sydney store. I expect the Sydney store to open in late May, at the earliest. If the 3G iPhone is released in the same time frame, expect Apple to hold the opening so that both can occur simultaneously.


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