Irvine Spectrum to get new Apple Store
New Apple Store at Irvine Spectrum
It was recently announced that Irvine Spectrum will get a new stand-alone Apple Store. It will be completely new, and it’s not going to be a typical Irvine Spectrum mall store.
The Irvine Company and Apple have teamed up to build a completely new, stand-alone building for Apple near the site of the former Macy’s store. Construction has already begun, so Apple iPhone and iPad fans can expect an early 2018 opening of this new store.
Apple is being very quiet on their plans for this huge new location. Will it only sell iPhones, iPads, iWatches, and the new AirPod speaker system? Or, is it going to be so large that one day it will also sell the rumored Apple Cars? Maybe similar to Tesla, who has a mall-showroom for their cars at the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, perhaps this new Apple Store will showcase Apple cars some day?
Meanwhile, a typical Apple Store has a combination of new products for sale, and support and repair services via the Genius Bar. It is expected the iPhone Repair and iPad Repair services will be offered at this new Apple Store in Irvine. When complete, Apple will have 5 Apple stores in Orange County: Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza), and Brea. That’s a lot of stores… for a county hungry for Apple products.
Apple has been known for cutting edge store designs and architecture. The new Apple Park in Cupertino is an architecture and engineering marvel. It is the new home for Apple where new products and innovation will be created for years to come. All over California – from San Diego, to Los Angeles, to Orange County – Apple stores have been the most productive retail store in the world, per square footage. No surprise there.