Apple Inc. Planning Next-Gen Retail Stores

Apple Inc. Planning Next-Gen Retail Stores
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Apple is planning to redesign its stores according to some leaked documents. These will be next-gen stores that will feature glass panels from floor to ceiling. The roof of the stores will be such that natural light can easily filter from above.

Apple has big plans for its stores

Apple’s next-gen stores will be designed in such a way that the product tables can be seen from the street itself. The store includes a facade made of lighter natural granite and has a simplified interior layout. Michael, a reader of Apple Insider, was the first to discover a presentation made by Apple to local government officials.

Apple’s first store to move to the more natural look was the Upper West Side store in Manhattan. The store’s design has since been adapted for Apple’s other outlets as well. An example of the new design is the store located in Palo Alto, which has been remodeled recently, says a report from Apple Insider.

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Apple has not entirely scrapped the traditional stainless steel and glass look. The company has opened two stores at high-profile new locations in China at Canton Road in Hong Kong and MixC in Hangzhou. These stores have a refined version of the more well-known styling, indicating that Apple might have stores based upon several designs.

Tennessee store to be revamped into next-gen store

Apple’s Germantown store in the Memphis, Tenn. area will be moved to a new location. The company has a “next generation” design planned for it, according to a report in the Memphis Daily News. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has filed an application for a $1.5 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement. In the application, the company requested a new storefront and interior renovation at 2031 West Street.

According to the Memphis Daily News, the plan was presented to the design commission by Rick Millitello, who informed commissioners that this store will be the first to feature the new store design. Natural oak tables and a matte granite reinforced panel on the exterior wall are the other aspects of the design. A changeable display will also be featured in the store that will, at times, include living plants as well.

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