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Machine Crush Monday: Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store turns 8

It takes a lot to be both New York City’s most photographed landmark and Apple’s most beautiful retail store. It’s rare that a shop can genuinely be said to take your breath away, but in the case of New York’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store, it lives up to its reputation — and then some.

A big glass box with a glass elevator in the middle, as well as a see-through staircase, complete with wrap-around glass banister, it’s a little bit like Apple’s long-forgotten (but spectacular) Power Mac G4 Cube — only so big that you can shop in it.

Grossing more than any other store in New York, and making more dosh per square foot than any other store in the world, exactly eight years after it opened its doors, Apple’s flagship retail store has become an iconic part of the New York landscape.

And like a lot of the best Apple products, it owes it all to Steve Jobs.

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London Apple Stores Begin Stocking International Parts For This Summer’s Olympic Games

London Apple Stores Begin Stocking International Parts For This Summer’s Olympic Games

Apple's stunning Covent Garden store will be one of the many London stores making provisions for international journalists.

Apple retail stores in London have begun stocking international parts ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games as the company prepares for an “onslaught” of international journalists seeking repairs. Many of the journalists covering the event, which kicks off on July 27, are expected to be carrying Apple notebooks, so international keyboards are expected to be high in demand.

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The Prettiest Picture Of The 5th Avenue Apple Store You’ll Ever See [Image]

The Prettiest Picture Of The 5th Avenue Apple Store You’ll Ever See [Image]

Apple redesigned the 5th Avenue cube last year with 15 glass panels. There used to be 90.

This stunning shot of Apple’s flagship 5th Avenue store in New York City was recently taken by Barry McLynn with a Canon EOS 60D. We’ve seen lots of shots of the new glass cube, but this one definitely takes the cake. Reminds you of what makes Apple special.

Inside Apple’s Gorgeous New Amsterdam Retail Store [Gallery]

Inside Apple’s Gorgeous New Amsterdam Retail Store [Gallery]

Apple is set to open its first retail store in The Netherlands tomorrow, and it looks gorgeous. Located in the historic Hirsch building, the museum-like store features ornate, regal architecture and a beautiful glass staircase.

Photographer Thomas Schlijper has posted several images from inside the new Amsterdam store.

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Apple is Taking a Shark Sized Bite Out of US Retail Sales [Report]

Apple is Taking a Shark Sized Bite Out of US Retail Sales [Report]

"The flagship Apple Retail Store on 5th avenue in New York City." - by Mark Sebastian - http://bit.ly/oueRt4

It’s no secret that Apple retail stores have been a phenomenal success. In terms of sales growth, Apple is the fastest-growing retailer in the US.

Apple store sales have seen a staggering 80% increase since last year, and sales show no sign of slowing anytime soon.

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Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson On Apple’s Retail Success [Quotes]

Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson On Apple’s Retail Success [Quotes]

Ron Johnson and Steve Jobs at the grand opening of Apple's 5th Ave. store.

When Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s first retail stores in 2001, pundits said they were a costly mistake and he’d be closing them within a year. A decade later, Apple has reinvented retailing with a chain of 300 shops that make more money per square foot than Tiffany & Co.

Here are some of the best quotes from Jobs and the chief architect of the stores, Ron Johnson, about their retail philosophy, strategy, and execution.

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Apple’s Retail Exec Ron Johnson To Quit For… J.C. Penney!

Apple’s Retail Exec Ron Johnson To Quit For… J.C. Penney!

Steve Jobs and Senior-VP of Retail Ron Johnson at Apple's Fifth Avenue Apple Store grand opening. Photo: Richard Aguilar. http://bit.ly/jrbPU6

Apple’s VP of retail Ron Johnson is quitting to take the job as president J.C. Penney, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The company is expected to announce Johnson’s appointment later today. It’s a surprising move.

Update: It’s official. J.C. Penney has confirmed that Johnson will become CEO on November 1. Plus, Johnson is investing $50 million of his own money!

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Apple to Refresh AirPort & Time Capsule Next Week?

AirPort Time Capsule

As Apple retail stores begin to clear their inventories of the AirPort and Time Capsule wireless networking devices, could Apple be planning a refresh for these devices during WWDC next week?

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Apple Store In Grand Central Terminal Is Back On

Apple Store In Grand Central Terminal Is Back On

Photo from Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckinCustoms.com

An Apple store at New York’s Grand Central Terminal is back on.

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Apple Store’s Biggest Fan Travels Cross Country To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Apple Store’s Biggest Fan Travels Cross Country To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Gary Allen at the first Apple store on the chain's tenth anniversary.

To celebrate Apple Retail’s tenth anniversary, Gary Allen just drove 3,200 miles, crossed 12 states, and burned 100 gallons of gas.

His destination?

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