Apple has announced it will be opening an Apple Retail Store in Charlestown, a suburb of Newcastle in New South Wales, on Thursday 21 October (the same day as the Back to the Mac event).
The store will open to the public at 5pm, and as usual, is being touted as the “best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple” – perhaps some very new products given the event early that morning.
The store is located in Charlestown Square (shop 2022, to be precise), on Frederick Street, just off the Pacific Highway. Be sure to line up early if you hope to score a grand opening t-shirt, which are usually up for grabs for the first few hundred people through the doors.
If you’re starting to think Apple’s being somewhat NSW-centric with its Apple Stores, you’re right. This will be the state’s fifth store, now equalling the rest of the country combined – with two in Victoria, two in QLD and one in WA.
Here’s the Apple press release:
The Apple Store Charlestown will open to the public on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 at 5.00 p.m. AEST.
The Apple Retail Store is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the redesigned iPod nano® featuring Apple’s Multi-Touch™ interface, the new iPod shuffle® with both clickable “ring” buttons and VoiceOver technology, and the new iPod touch® packed with incredible new features including Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, Apple’s A4 chip, FaceTime® video calling, HD video recording and Game Center. Customers can experience Apple’s entire product line hands-on including iPhone® 4, the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, and the updated iMac® line with Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Visitors to the store can also try the magical iPad™ that lets users browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more.
Every Apple Retail Store offers a range of free services designed to help customers get the most out of their Apple products, including face-to-face support and advice at the Genius Bar®, hands-on workshops and special programs for kids. Customers who buy a Mac® at the Apple Retail Store or Apple’s Online Store can also join the popular One to One program. For just AUD$129 inc GST, owners of a new Mac get Personal Setup to customise their computer and transfer files from their old Mac or PC, plus a year of Personal Training sessions and Personal Project support on a wide range of topics, from getting started on a Mac to advancing their digital photography or moviemaking skills.
Additional information about Apple’s retail stores is available at www.apple.com/au/retail.
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