Apple has opened 474 retail stores across 17 countries, including 268 in the United States and 206 elsewhere, since May 2001. Apple is aggressively expanding its retail footprint in China, its second largest market, while renovating U.S. stores with next-generation designs.
Leaked internal memos, planning and development documents, or information provided by blogs and anonymous tipsters often provide clues about Apple’s retail expansion plans ahead of schedule. Most of the time, Apple has at least shown an interest in building an Apple Store in each area rumored, but sometimes those plans fall through. For that reason, none of these locations are absolutely confirmed, but many could gain a new store in the future.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
In December 2014, it was reported that Apple is planning a new retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Apple signed a long-term lease for a 20-000-square-foot store at 247 Bedford Avenue, at the corner of North 3rd Street, according to The New York Post, and the building was under renovation as of September 2015. The location would mark Apple’s 10th store in New York City after its reported World Trade Center store opens in the first half of 2016.
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
Westfield’s retail center in Manhattan’s new World Trade Center transit hub, slated to open in the first half of 2016, will include an Apple Store, according to The Wall Street Journal and multiple other sources. The location will mark Apple’s 9th retail store in New York City, with another six in Manhattan, one in Queens, and one on Staten Island. Apple has not yet opened retail stores in Brooklyn or The Bronx.