Apple is planning to open its first retail store in Hawaii, at the Ala Moana Center, according to a
Honolulu Star Bulletin
article. The newspaper says that the company isn’t commenting, but is running advertisements on its Web site seeking applicants for a store manager and assistant manager for a new Ala Moana store.
The company is also looking for folks to fill Honolulu jobs described as “Mac genius” and “Mac specialist.” Apple has been busy in Hawaii lately. As previously
reported, Apple has “a thriving local Mac market and healthy prosperity” for Hawaii’s handful of competing Apple service providers. And Apple is
helping local schools
in their efforts to restore creative arts studies.
Apple is on track to have 50 retail stores open in the U.S. by the end of the year. Seattle, Washington, is also purportedly to have an
Apple store in its future.