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Grand opening of Apple's new store in Edinburgh, Scotland could be 'imminent'

Grand opening of Apple's new store in Edinburgh, Scotland could be 'imminent'

July 10, 2014

Apple’s long-rumored retail store in Edinburgh, Scotland is set to open its doors to the general public in the near future, according to a recent report.

The Edinburgh Evening News explains (via ifoAppleStore) that the new retail venue, based on Edinburgh’s historic Princes Street, is set to launch in the near future. Citing sources, the publication notes that the Apple Retail Store’s Grand Opening could be “imminent,” although ifoAppleStore suggests that an Aug. 2 launch date would make more sense.

This estimate is based on the fact that Apple Retail Store signage only appeared around the Edinburgh venue earlier today.

Once described by ourselves as “Scotland’s worst kept secret,” the Edinburgh Apple Store has been rumored for some time, with a delivery sign giving the location of the venue away back in April. Despite this, Apple repeatedly refused to confirm whether or not an Edinburgh retail store was incoming.

The Edinburgh Evening News adds:

The exterior of the building up until now hasn’t given away any clue of its future tenant, and even when press were invited to inspect the hotel that will sit above the store, their official guides were tight-lipped about what was going on the ground floor.

This weekend, Cupertino is launching a new store in Basel, Switzerland, and last month Apple’s 101st retail venue opened in Madrid, Spain.

Edinburgh’s upcoming Apple Retail Store will form part of Apple’s sustained retail push, which is currently thriving under the senior vice president of Retail Angela Ahrendts. We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.

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