Apple’s Retail Stores have been wildly successful, in fact, they have recently served their billionth customer. In response to that success, Apple has announced that they will be opening 33 additional stores by September 25 – that’s one store about every 2 days!
On the big day of September 25, Apple will have a grand total of 363 stores in operation of they meet their projected goals. That means opening up 33 more stores in just over two months – a daunting task!
From Apple PR:
Our retail offering continues to [grow], with Penrith the 11th store in Australia, since we opened Apple Store Sydney just three years ago. Globally we are planning to have 363 stores in fiscal 2011.
There you have it – despite the best fight that Apple’s competitors can put up, the Cupertino empire continues to grow and expand at a staggering rate. Great news for Apple fans, at least!