Not surprisingly, people in the UK want their own Apple retail stores. In fact, an online poll by
shows that 66 per cent of voters demanded that Apple opens its own branded shops “immediately.”
Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t announced any plans for UK stores. Or Canadian stores. Or … well, you get the idea. All the company has officially said is that it would open 25 stores in the US this year and base future plans on how well the initial brick-and-mortar establishments do.
But apparently that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of UK Mac users. Some have even suggested perfect spots for the stores, including: Kent’s Bluewater, and Essex’s Lakeside shopping complexes, according to
. However, 22 per cent of those who responded to the poll urged caution, believing that Apple should wait to see how the US stores do first.
Seven per cent believed Apple should push harder in established high-street stores such as Dixons and PC World. And two per cent thought the present system of AppleCentres — retail stores carrying Mac products, but not owned by Apple — is still the way to go.