You know there are some icons that just transcend translation. In any language, I know what's Apple! I've been won over to the happy side--with a Mac book and my new iPhone 4, and now our joint iPad. Don't tell my husband I said that--it was really his birthday present, but only because I insisted he needed it (i.e. I needed an excuse to get my hands on one.)
Apple stores in the States are pretty incredible, but the Apple store here on Regent Street in London is awesome!
At 28,000 square feet it was the first European store Apple opened, back in 2004.
The company's senior VP of retail has proclaimed it to be the busiest Apple store in the world. It takes in more cash per square foot than Harrod's, making it the most profitable store in London for its size.
I love the 64 seat theatre which hosts drop-in free workshops all day long for beginnners to pros.
I love how friendly and helpful the staff is, even when they are packed wall to wall.
The store went crazy with the sale of iPhone 4! I love that you can buy an unlocked iPhone4 in the UK, choose from many options for a carrier, or even do a pay as you go. All that adds up to much cheaper rates than in the US. AT&T, are you listening?
I love that little fairies realize how magical the Happy place is, and choose to shop there.
And most of all I love that an even bigger store, the 300th Apple store, and the largest in the world, has just opened in Covent Garden since I was last in town, and I can't wait to check it out and report back to you.