Apple Covent Garden Store Still Swamped from Grand Opening

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Apple’s Covent Garden retail store in London opened to long lines on August 7, and four days after the grand opening, they haven’t let up. Despite the store’s massive size, some hopeful shoppers haven’t even been able to get into Apple’s newest U.K. store yet thanks to the long lines, according to Electricpig.

The Covent Garden Apple Store

The new store is the biggest Apple has built to date, and it’s proving popular with shoppers. It includes a three-story glass staircase, a spiral staircase, briefing rooms, and a Genius Bar with its own waiting area.

Apple’s Covent Garden courtyard

The store is located at No. 1-7 The Piazza in London. Just look for the long lines.

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keithmannock

The queue is for the iPhone 4 - otherwise you can just walk in and browse. It is actually much less crowded than the Regent Street store.

Nemo

The interesting thing about Europe is that the iPhone 4’s alleged reception problem, which caused so much excitement and coverage here, seems to be virtually nonexistent in Europe.  In fact many foreign papers that have investigated the controversy for themselves find that, at worst, the iPhone 4’s reception is no worse than its peers and many report that the iPhone 4’s reception is better than its peers.

And so the Apple’s Covent Garden Store and its other European stores have experienced such great demand for the iPhone 4 that they can’t keep it in stock, notwithstanding that all of Consumer Reports’ international sister publications have also refused to recommend the iPhone 4.

Websnap

Nemo said on August 11th, 2010 at 12:51 PM:
The interesting thing about Europe is that the iPhone 4?s alleged reception problem, which caused so much excitement and coverage here, seems to be virtually nonexistent in Europe.? In fact many foreign papers that have investigated the controversy for themselves find that, at worst, the iPhone 4?s reception is no worse than its peers and many report that the iPhone 4?s reception is better than its peers.

And so the Apple?s Covent Garden Store and its other European stores have experienced such great demand for the iPhone 4 that they can?t keep it in stock, notwithstanding that all of Consumer Reports? international sister publications have also refused to recommend the iPhone 4.

We don’t have this issue here in Canada either.

Websnap

Nemo said on August 11th, 2010 at 12:51 PM:
The interesting thing about Europe is that the iPhone 4?s alleged reception problem, which caused so much excitement and coverage here, seems to be virtually nonexistent in Europe.? In fact many foreign papers that have investigated the controversy for themselves find that, at worst, the iPhone 4?s reception is no worse than its peers and many report that the iPhone 4?s reception is better than its peers.

And so the Apple?s Covent Garden Store and its other European stores have experienced such great demand for the iPhone 4 that they can?t keep it in stock, notwithstanding that all of Consumer Reports? international sister publications have also refused to recommend the iPhone 4.

We don’t have this issue here in Canada either.

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