by Joe White
March 25, 2014
Apple is continuing its retail expansion and looks set to complete a new Apple Retail Store in Hanover, Germany, with pictures of the in-construction venue having recently surfaced online. Plus, the image of a construction plot for a new retail store in Edinburgh, Scotland has also hit the Web, too. First, the images of Apple’s Hanover store were shared earlier today by iFun.de, a German-language Apple news website. Based on the images, Cupertino's new store appears to be nearing completion; iFun.de estimates an April launch, though as of this writing nothing has been formerly announced. In fact, we weren’t even sure the Hanover location was an Apple Store until these recent images surfaced online. As you can see, light from an Apple logo can be seen through what appears to be a fabric cover. In sharing the above news, 9to5mac also posted an image of Edinburgh’s long-rumored Apple Retail Store. Though Apple has repeatedly refused to confirm that it plans to open a retail location in Edinburgh, the store seems to be Scotland’s worst kept secret. Most recently, a sign at the store’s anticipated construction plot has appeared and reads “Apple Store deliveries.” Besides its anticipated Hanover and Edinburgh stores, Apple is also in the process of developing an iconic store in San Francisco’s Union Square, and Apple’s first retail store in Turkey is scheduled to open early next month. We also heard recently that Apple has chosen to close down its Authorized Campus Stores at higher education institutions across Canada. The news comes as Angela Ahrendts, former Burberry CEO and incoming senior vice president of Retail at Apple, is set to embark on her move to Cupertino. We’ll keep you updated with further information on Apple’s retail stores as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Apple’s 500 Millionth iPhone Has Been Sold, Medieval Wars Gets A Big Update Adding New Campaign, 4 Extra Scenarios, and Encounter Drunk Robots As You Solve Spatial Puzzles In CLARC, Out Now On iOS.