Apple retail stores are still opening, but there are no plans at present to open stores outside the United States at this point in time.
The 10th and 11th retail stores opened this past weekend in Albany, NY, and Germantown, TN. Apple is still on target to have 25 open before the end of the year, an Apple spokesperson told MacCentral.
More Apple stores will open next year. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the company’s retail strategy would be refined “based on how the first stores do.” However, there are no plans to expand the retail strategy beyond the US, at least for now.
“Apple focuses on a few things at a time,” Allen Olivo, Apple’s senior director of retail marketing, told MacCentral. “For now, we want to concentrate on a relatively few stores and make sure we get them right.”
He recommends that Apple customers outside the U.S. check out their local resellers or visit their Apple’s online store.