Cupertino’s in-development retail store in Hanover, Germany is expected to open its doors to the general public in September, a recent report claims.
According to iFun.de (via MacRumors), sources within Apple have apparently confirmed a “late September” launch for the new venue. More specifically, the publication suggests that the store could open on Sept. 19 – the same day Cupertino’s anticipated “iPhone 6” is expected to go on sale around the world.
Black barricades appeared around the Hanover store location in April 2013, and 11 months later, in March this year, we shared images of the in-construction venue. Problems with the building, including “physical defects, mold, and ventilation issues,” means the construction process has taken longer than expected.
The launch of Apple’s Hanover store will mark a continuation of Cupertino’s sustained retail expansion: this weekend, a new Apple Retail Store in Beavercreek, Ohio is set to launch, and the Grand Opening of Apple’s new store in Edinburgh, Scotland is said to be “imminent.”
Recently, we also heard that Apple had been granted permission from the European Commission to register its retail store layouts as trademarks. The news came shortly after we heard that Apple had opened its 101st European retail store in Madrid, Spain.
We’ll keep you updated with further information on the new Hanover store as we receive it.
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