Smith Haven, MacArthur Center Apple Stores Open September 9

The grand opening of Appleis retail stores at Smith Haven in Lake Grove, NY, and MacArthur Center in Norfolk, VA will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9. In addition to the standard amenities, including the Genius Bar, this store will feature The Studio where customers can get one-on-one training from creative experts. Apple is planning a week long series of events to celebrate the Grand Opening, free training events and free prizes including T-shirts for the first 1000 visitors.

One lucky winner will walk away from each store with the grand prize, a "Digital Lifestyle Collection" valued at US$2229, including a 17-inch flat-panel Intel Core Duo iMac, an iPod nano, a Canon PowerShot SD450 digital camera, a Sony Handycam CCD-TRV138, and an HP Deskjet 5440 printer.

For a complete list of events, and directions to the new stores at Smith Haven and MacArthur Center, visit the Apple Retail web site.