Apple has dominated the world with its technology. From the revolutionary iPhone to the convenient iPad to the envy of everyone’s ears: The AirPods.
Apple stores are spread all over the world. Initially, Apple stores were only available in malls, but there was a problem. Apple has too many fans, as their products literally fly off the shelves when they are released to the public.
So much so, that whenever a new product is released, the general public displays it’s true loyalty to the Apple products, it so dearly cherishes and stands outside for hours upon hours to be able to purchase their desired product from the store.
Seeing the heartfelt dedication of Apple fans. Apple came up with a solution to combat the limitation of stores in which Apple products could be sold.
Apple opened its very first store back in 2001 at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.
And the second store followed up a little later on in the day at the Glendale Galleria in Southern California.
The stores themselves were a massive success. People had doubts about the store. But the number of people that visited the store surpassed and exceeded expectations of both fans and critics alike.
The number of people that attended the launch event of the very first Apple store at Tysons Corner was in the whopping thousands. That’s right. A total number of 7,700 people showed. For that time, it was undoubtedly unprecedented.
The number of products bought from Apple’s first store and the cost that followed is no small feat either.
Die-hard fans purchased up to a whopping total of $599,000 worth of products from the two newly launched apple stores.
It is reported that a staggering number of fans lined up outside Apple’s first store. The total number amounts up to 500. And of course, their dedication inevitably runs deep because they were lining up outside the store since 4 AM in the morning.
And much to your surprise, the store itself opened up at 10 AM in the morning.
That’s a whopping 6 hours of standing in line for the launch of Apple’s first-ever newly launched store.
These fans have indeed marked themselves in the cornerstone of Apple’s vast history of records and landmarks.
And Steve jobs responded to the fans with full passion galore, he created an intro video for the fans, showing them around the store.
Since 2001, it’s no surprise that Apple has certainly expanded its empire, not just in the United States, but all around the world as well.
Apple has currently opened a total number of 506 stores all around the world.
272 out of the 506 stores are right at home in the United States. The rest of the international stores span globally around a total number of 24 countries and regions, such as Canada, Australia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, etc.
Apple also has a grand ambition to expand up to 600 stores around 2023.
At an annual company’s shareholder meeting, Tim Cook finally announced the much-anticipated news that every Indian Apple fan has been dying to hear for ages.
Since Apple has no official store in India without any local channel partner, it has been quite a hassle for Indian fans of Apple to buy genuine products across the country.
Apple is finally going to introduce its official chain of stores in India. Which we assume is probably making fans across India, weak in the knees.
A few years ago, India implemented several laws that prevented foreign brands from setting up shop in India without any local partners officially, and Tim cook had been looking to get around that ban for a long time.
Apple currently sells its products via third party stores in India. And due to this reason, it’s significantly lagging behind its other smartphone counterparts, such as Samsung and Huawei, in sales.
Since the rise of local Chinese smartphone makers in China, the confidence, as well as the market share that Apple once possessed in China, has been steadily decreasing as the local populace is now turning towards locally manufactured Chinese phones.
Which are just as good as their foreign counterparts and are even catching up in the luxury sector of smartphones.
This is one of the main reasons why Apple is ecstatic to open up an official store in India.
They wish to capture an actively developing market such as India, as their economy steadily progresses, they want to reach more demographics of India with their range of smartphones and other Apple devices.
The first store is expected to open in Mumbai and is set to be operational by 2021.
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