Apple plans to open at least 24 new stores worldwide through 2027, focusing on expanding its retail presence in Asia and Europe.
Additionally, Apple will revamp or relocate six stores in Asia, nine in Europe, and 13 in the United States.
Apple could open or relocate 50+ stores in the next four years
In the Asia-Pacific region, Apple plans to open 15 stores through 2027. Out of this, three new retail locations could open in India — where Apple recently opened its first two stores — though this won’t happen before 2025. The company’s fourth Indian store could open in New Delhi in 2026, located in the DLF Promenade Mall.
Apple’s plans include opening a flagship store in Jing’an Temple Plaza in Shanghai, China. Additionally, it will open its first store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2024, marking its official retail presence in another Asian country.
As a part of its retail expansion, Apple reportedly wants to revamp its historic store in Paris’ Opera shopping area. It will also open a store at the Battersea Power Station in London, located near its local headquarters.
During the same period, Apple will open four stores in the United States and Canada, and five in the Middle East and Europe. The new U.S. retail locations include Miami, Detroit and Torrance, California. In total, the Cupertino company plans to open, revamp or relocate 53 stores over the next four years.
The Bloomberg report states that Apple’s plans are still not finalized, and there could be changes or cancellations. But in most cases, Apple is already talking to or has entered into a lease agreement with the landowners.
Apple stores offer a superior buying experience
Apple’s retail stores are known for their iconic architecture, design and experience. While you can buy Apple products from third-party authorized resellers, the shopping experience at an Apple Store is entirely different. Plus, the company also utilizes its stores to host Today at Apple sessions, which offer lessons in how to use technology for creative and business pursuits.