By Patrick Avenell
Apple is currently recruiting staff for three new Retail Stores, with Brisbane, Canberra and Perth outlets opening soon. Current.com.au tipped this move exclusively in our analysis of Apple’s investor briefing in March 2012.
The new Brisbane store will be based in the south east of the city, much closer to the Brisbane River than the current store in Chermside, in the city’s north. This will be Apple’s third Queensland store, with the Gold Coast serviced by an outlet in Robina.
The Australian Capital Territory – home to thousands of Mac-using hipsters from Australia’s number one university, ANU — will have its first Apple store when a Canberra outlet opens later this year. Previously, the nearest Apple store to Canberra was in Penrith, 285 kilometres away.
And a new store in South Perth will double Apple’s Western Australia presence. There is currently an Apple Retail Store on Hay Street in the Perth city centre.
These new stores will bring Apple Australia’s total retail store figure up to 16. Currently there are seven stores in New South Wales, three in Victoria, two in Queensland and one in Western Australia.
Current.com.au has contacted Apple Australia for more information on its store roll-out.