Another week, another batch of news for Apple Stores around the world! Shall we take a look at them?
The Apple had already shown signs that it would expand its presence in the Southeast Asian city-state, but now the announcement is official – and soon: the Apple Jewel Changi Airport will be inaugurated next 13th day (Saturday) at 10 am local time.
As you certainly noticed by the store’s name, this is Apple’s first commercial establishment located at an airport; on the other hand, Jewel Changi Airport is far from being an ordinary airport. In fact, it represents an expansion of the traditional Changi Airport (which, in turn, was voted the best airport in the world for seven consecutive years!) With more than 200 stores, restaurants, tourist attractions, art facilities and a hotel – place where an Apple store will undoubtedly feel right at home.
THE 25TechGeek shared some images of the space where the future store will be located – see how impressive its surroundings are:
There is still no information or photos of the interior of the store, but it is to be expected that it will bring all the environments and traditional elements of recent Apple buildings, such as the interior with internal vegetation and the big screen. Today at Apple – which, incidentally, is a hit on Apple Orchard Road (the first Apple store in Singapore) and is expected to be very popular there, too. Anyway, we already know that the store will be huge:
This is where Apple is located on L2 at Jewel Changi Airport. It’s a massive space that has been covered by a gray temporary wall since the airport opened pic.twitter.com/Ap50rbMMro
– Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) June 27, 2019
This is where Apple is located at Jewel Changi Airport’s L2. It is a huge space that has been covered by a temporary gray wall since the airport opened.
Incredible, isn’t it?
Today, Apple has two stores in the suburbs of Nashville, capital of the American state of Tennessee – in the city center, there is no official presence of the Apple. This, however, should change soon: the company will be able to install itself in the newest commercial enterprise in the city, called Fifth + Broadway.
As the Nashville Post, documents related to the construction of the enterprise were recently sent to Nashville City Hall and, among renders included in the project, we have a space that is very similar to the traditional face of an Apple Store, with the huge glass walls, the open floor plan, the wooden roof and the internal walls covered with limestone slabs.
As it was already rumored that Apple would be planning a store on Fifth + Broadway, it is very likely that the images really correspond to a future retail space of the company. To add to the rumors, the architectural studio associated with the project is Woods Bagot, which has already developed a series of Apple Stores – including the renovation of the Apple Palo Alto and the expansion of the Apple ifc mall.
For now, Apple has not officially commented on the news – and considering that the project is still preliminary and may take another two years (!) To complete, it is salutary that we wait for news.
Finally, as we reported last month, the Apple Bondi (in Bondi Junction – suburb of Sydney, Australia) reopened on the last 29 days after some months in renovation. And what a reform: a reader of 9to5Mac shared photos of the renovated store with the website and revealed two beautiful green walls, with floor to ceiling vegetation, at the back of the store – the first of the kind in an Apple Store!
The walls, almost 10 meters long, contain more than 7,000 plants maintained by a personalized irrigation system; species placement is based on the need for each plant to receive more or less sunlight – the most needy organisms are closer to the store’s skylight and can be replaced individually without major difficulties.
In addition, the renovation of the store includes – as expected – the screen and stools for the experiences of the Today at Apple; otherwise, the store has remained more or less as it was previously. It looked great, didn’t it?