Apple plans to open more retail stores globally

The news: Apple is planning to expand their global retail footprint, according to Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe (via Bloomberg).

  • “On our online site people can learn a lot about the products; in a store they can touch them and get a feel for them…we intend to add more stores” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People
  • Worldwide, there are over 500 Apple Store locations at this time

Our take: This is kind of ‘implied news’ but Apple saying this to a media outlet could suggest that more Apple stores could be added more aggressively.