Thursday, November 29, 2007

Apple Store coming to Belfast

Update - review of the opening.


Update - opens Saturday 20 September at 9am

Update 11 February 2008 - Apple now listing some vacancies for their Belfast store on their UK jobs site.

Update 6 March 2008 - Victoria Square now open ... though you'll need to wait until June/July for the Apple Store to start trading.

In a post today, goodonpaper (via ifoAppleStore) reports that an Apple Store is likely to be filling unit UG5 in Belfast’s Victoria Square shopping / residential / cinema / entertainment complex.

Apple’s opening will be after the main Victoria Square opens its doors to the public in March 2008. But the traditional Apple Store glass look will certainly fit the look of Victoria Square!

25 comments:

Andy said...

I'm a very, very happy man!

Alan in Belfast said...

But all the merchandise is available for the same price (or occasionally cheaper) in the online store!

Andy said...

I mean for the employment prospects!

ruthEbabes said...

And even if it is easier to get online it's still fun to go to the store and play with things! As well as being far handier and reliable than macsys if ever u need something fixed

John Self said...

Quite, ruthebabes. No longer having to drive up to Mallusk at rush hour to get my logic board replaced. Of course if the damn thing worked out of the box the way they kept telling me it would, it would be even better, but that's apparently not part of Steve Jobs' vision.

Will said...

I didn't know this! How could I have missed that? I'll probably still buy online - cos the NUJ gets me a wee baby bit of an Applestore discount - but still, nothing beats a bit of hands-on first....

Alan in Belfast said...

We've the same arrangement in work - but if time is of the essence, then AppleStore's a lot faster than Apple's weird dispatch process.

Anonymous said...

Good comments posted. I think its very exciting that apple will finally come to N.Ireland. Apart from the opportunity to get hands on before you buy, hopefully we will get the chance to attend the workshops. And lets not forget...Its an apple store and that means sleeping rough to get first in line for some of the free goodies available on day one!

Anonymous said...

And also free local phone calls on the demo i phones.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Apples.

How d'you like them apples?

I'm typing this on an Apple...

Anyway, it's about time.

Kudos, Apple. Word.

Sorry, 'Pages'...

Anonymous said...

According to the site map on the Victoria Square website site UG5 is already taken ]: I noticed today a big glass shop above where topman/topshop is to be located, I'd love the Apple Store to open there you'd get a lovely view from it then aswell haha [:

Joseph said...
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Alan in Belfast said...

Congratulations

kaz said...

Hi there, just randomly came across this post.. Hi guys.

Does anyone know if all the positions have been filled?

Thanks

Karen

ian said...

Exciting. A real store, as distinct from online allows touch and fell and hopefully good instant advice. Well done Apple

Justin said...
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Andy C said...

Congrats guys, hope to see you all in the store when it opens.

P.S Would you really want to welcome a mob of apple fanatics when the store opens at 9am? All zombie like after sleeping rough outside the store through the night.

William said...

Back of House Specialist here! ;)

Anonymous said...

Is the apple store open now?

Anonymous said...

no.

Muppet said...

There seem to be so many conflicting reports about if/when this elusive store is finally opening. Does anyone have a definite date, if it's not already open, as to when it will be officially open?

Muppet said...

I just saw the other thread with pics, got excited, peed on the cat so now have to go clean up the mess. Karma once more.

Anonymous said...

Details now on Apple Store UK retail locations website. Couldn't be long now.....

http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/storelist/

Alan in Belfast said...

Cheers - that wasn't there this morning!

writetocomplain said...

MMMMM...... Kalyway!