These Are The Weirdest And Most Interesting Apple Stores On Earth [Gallery]


Apple's 5th Avenue location in New York City might be its most iconic retail store, but it's certainly not the strangest.
Apple's 5th Avenue location in New York City might be its most iconic retail store, but it's not necessarily the strangest.
The Pundong Apple Store in Shanghai, China is officially the world's busiest Apple Store. Good luck getting an appointment at the Genius Bar.
Due to its location in a historic building and its need to be restored from the ground up, the Covent Garden Apple Store in London was the world's most expensive Apple Store to build, costing more than $35 million.
Located in the Altmarkt-Galerie, this Apple Store in Dresden, Germany (which opened on March 31st, 2011) has the temporary distinction of being the world's newest Apple Store… but with new Apple Stores opening up every day, that certainly won't last very long.

Can you think of a strange or noteworthy Apple Store we missed? Let us know in the comments and we might update this gallery with some user picks.

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54 responses to “These Are The Weirdest And Most Interesting Apple Stores On Earth [Gallery]”

  1. Nejohnso says:

     How can both Japan and England have the world’s largest Apple Store?  Are they both the same size?

  2. Simon Moles says:

    ” London’s Regent Street Apple Store is not just the world’s largest Apple Store at 25,000 square feet,”

    “Tokyo, Japan’s Ginza Apple Store is the world’s largest”


  3. brownlee says:

    It’s supposed to read tallest. I’ll fix. 

  4. Guest says:

    I think Toronto has some of the smallest stores. Those ones in the malls are so crowded. Toronto needs a flagship Apple store. 

  5. E Sizzle says:

    i thought the same thing 

  6. waziz says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, John Brownlee is a very poor writer.

  7. prof_peabody says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  waziz is a very shallow and mean-spirited commenter. 

  8. iMunas says:

    nope, they are in different worlds :)

  9. prof_peabody says:

    Even though I’ve been waiting for buildings to incorporate more greenery since … well forever, those trees in the Australian store look ridiculous and very much in the way.  

  10. brownlee says:

    I’m not poor, waziz! I make a shocking amount of money, given my ineptitude at it.

  11. daniel12345 says:

     In fact the germany store isn’t the newest- the Bordeaux store opened last week in france:-

  12. hausoftrinity says:

     I went to the NYC 5th Avenue one the weekend it opened. Honestly, as pretty as these other ones are, that one took my breath away.

  13. Arqsagi says:

     the Chicago MIchican Ave. store is the only one with a window shaped as the Apple logo, love this store and visit it every year in June, so next month will be there

  14. nthnm says:

     There were quite a few left off this list. I think the Covent Garden location would be a good one. There are a couple others in Paris that don’t look like most Apple stores as well.

  15. Tom McGrath says:

     I heard the Covent Garden store took over as the largest store in the world…

  16. Hampus says:

    Hmm the Regent Street store isnt the largest, the Covent Garden one is (

    Regent street one is supposed to be the busiest one though…

  17. Nick J says:

     I though Regent Street was no longer the largest because of the new store in Covent Gardens 

  18. simulacrae says:

    I wish we would get one in Stockholm, maybe one day, I heard that Scandinavia has been on the books to get apple stores for a while, but apple like their stores presence to be seen from far away and there aren’t many locations in Stockholm that would fit the bill.

  19. Dom says:

     Half the comments haven’t noticed that Covent Garden is actually featured in the post. Which Store is it that has the largest single pane of glass in the world, specially commissioned for Apple?

  20. Joe says:

     The Apple Store in San Salvador, El Salvador is much smaller than the store you list as the smallest one in Dresden, Germany.

  21. FrankvanManen says:

    They are working on it in Amsterdam. ;-) More info

  22. Oscar Gutierrez says:

    Amigo, hasta donde entiendo no hay tiendas oficiales de Apple en Latinoamerica. Yo soy de Costa Rica y aqui hay algunas tiendas que son esteticamente similares a las oficiales de Apple, (que son mucho mas pequenas que las Apple Retail Store).  Estas tiendas pequenas no oficiales se llaman Apple Official Reseller Store.  ;) espero haber sido de ayuda, hermano. :D

  23. Bod says:

    Not at all, that picture is very deceiving, there is plenty of space in that store and most particularly in that area of the store

  24. Bod says:

     Apple Store Sydney would be a great addition, the first apple store in the southern hemisphere, the widest and (perhaps) most shallow flagship store and also has the longest genius bar (unless overtaken otherwise). It also had to tallest single glass structure unless taken over by one of the china stores

  25. Bod says:

     also the largest apple logo, and just to confirm it does have the longest genius bar

  26. Hilmar says:

    They leave a massive mess as well.

  27. Hilmar says:

     The Castle Towers store in Sydney, Australia is the only one in the world situated on a corner

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