It has been revealed over the past couple of weeks that Apple is planning a number of stores around the world which can now be revealed. On March 31, Apple opened its first retail store of 2011 with a new store in Dresden in Germany. The store opening marked the longest gap in Apple’s retail opening with the previous store opening on November 13, 2010.
Apple has also not been silent on the construction and scouting front, ifoAppleStore notes a number of new stores that are likely to appear towards the end of 2011 and into early 2012.
Retail website Nola.com writes that Apple could possibly take up a lease in New Orleans on the corner of St. Charles and Louisiana avenues. Apple’s retail team is reported to have contacted Stirling Properties who own the 24,000 square foot former funeral home. It is unknown what timeframes will be involved in the potential location.
Apple has also revealed that it will open a new Melbourne, Australia store but has so far kept the exact location a mystery. A job posting appeared on Apple’s website and simply listed the postcode “3205″ which is situated in South Melbourne. ifoAppleStore speculates that Apple could open the store based on previous timeframes in October this year.
Over in Europe Apple is scouting locations in Augsburg, Germany according to job postings that once again do not reveal the exact location.
Finally, Apple is making slow increments with its latest London based store. The fifth London Apple store will be situated in the gigantic Westfield Stratford City shopping centre that will open in September this year. The new centre is situated in East London next to the 2012 London Olympics site and will feature over 300 stores and 50 places to eat. It is currently unknown where Apple will lease within the complex but sources close to World of Apple have revealed that Apple has showed keen interest in a number of locations. It is very likely that Apple will open when the centre opens in September.