A real Apple store for Canberra?

By 24 March, 2012 61

Seek is indicating that a genuin Apple Pty Ltd store is coming to Canberra.

Apple Retail Genius – New Store Opening – Canberra
– Tired of being trapped behind your desk? A technical support role with Apple will have you feeling inspired again!
– You’ll be surrounded by an amazing group of people & let’s not forget products!
– Be truly supported and offered continuous career development to see you grow, the sky’s the limit!

Anyone know where?

(Thanks to Mogwai for the tip)

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61 Responses to A real Apple store for Canberra?
#1
trevar1:21 pm, 24 Mar 12

I wonder if we’ll get suicide nets too!?!?

#2
c_c1:32 pm, 24 Mar 12

trevar said :

I wonder if we’ll get suicide nets too!?!?

That didn’t take long. Unfortunately what people forget is that Foxconn and other OEMs were making high price products for other big brands long before Apple came back to life.

In fact if you’ve picked up a Kindle, played on an Xbox, typed on a Sony VAIO or used any number of products from other brands, the same comment applies.

This indignation is BS since most people don’t seem to mind questioning just how you can buy an HP or Toshiba laptop these days for under $700. Revelation people: they come from far worse sweatshops.

#3
trevar2:03 pm, 24 Mar 12

c_c said :

This indignation is BS since most people don’t seem to mind questioning just how you can buy an HP or Toshiba laptop these days for under $700. Revelation people: they come from far worse sweatshops.

Settle, petal. It was a joke, not indignation! Paranoid much?

I love my iPhone as well as my Toshiba, and I am very grateful to all those folks who died so I could have them. I will observe an extra minute’s silence on Anzac Day before I get my iPhone back out to check in. :-D

#4
Golden-Alpine2:24 pm, 24 Mar 12

This was rumoured a few years back to be located at Majura Park.

#5
c_c2:35 pm, 24 Mar 12

trevar said :

c_c said :

This indignation is BS since most people don’t seem to mind questioning just how you can buy an HP or Toshiba laptop these days for under $700. Revelation people: they come from far worse sweatshops.

Settle, petal. It was a joke, not indignation! Paranoid much?

I love my iPhone as well as my Toshiba, and I am very grateful to all those folks who died so I could have them. I will observe an extra minute’s silence on Anzac Day before I get my iPhone back out to check in. :-D

lol, glad to hear.

Unfortunately most people who make a point about the worker conditions in my experience have been very serious about it.

#6
DeskMonkey2:59 pm, 24 Mar 12

I thought there was one already in the new part of the Canberra Centre (under Dendy).

Checked the Apple.com.au site : http://www.apple.com/jobs/au/retail.html if you look to the left there is no actual mention of a new Apple store in Canberra.
Because I was bored I went through the process of applying but there didn’t seem to be an indication of where the store is. I guess we have to hold our breath and wait

#7
thegirl4:11 pm, 24 Mar 12

DeskMonkey said :

I thought there was one already in the new part of the Canberra Centre (under Dendy)

No – that’s a Mac 1 store

#8
Deref4:53 pm, 24 Mar 12

Can we expect visitations from St. Steve? :D

#9
urchin11:01 pm, 24 Mar 12

let’s hope the rumours are true. i’ve completely given up on mac 1…

#10
rosscoact8:28 am, 25 Mar 12

urchin said :

let’s hope the rumours are true. i’ve completely given up on mac 1…

I’ve had good service at the ANU branch but the Civic branch was the reason that I recently spent $2800 at apple.com.au

#11
Shinigami_Josh9:50 am, 25 Mar 12

rosscoact said :

urchin said :

let’s hope the rumours are true. i’ve completely given up on mac 1…

I’ve had good service at the ANU branch but the Civic branch was the reason that I recently spent $2800 at apple.com.au

ANU branch moved to under UniLodge so even closer to civic.

#12
Gungahlin Al2:10 pm, 25 Mar 12

Why would it matter? Is an Apple product somehow different if purchased at a genuine Apple store instead of JB or Dick Smith? Would it do anything to address the undeclared price fixing on Apple products across all retailers?

#13
gospeedygo2:36 pm, 25 Mar 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Why would it matter? Is an Apple product somehow different if purchased at a genuine Apple store instead of JB or Dick Smith? Would it do anything to address the undeclared price fixing on Apple products across all retailers?

Well, from Apples point of view, they are trying to control the retail ‘experience’ associated with their products by opening their own store for not only solely retail but also repair and even training. It’s all designed to hook customers and have them come back again and again spend more. Apparently it works quite well.

#14
bikhet2:38 pm, 25 Mar 12

Bring it on! Somewhere for the hipsters to hang out and so reduce their numbers on the street.

#15
rosscoact3:10 pm, 25 Mar 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Why would it matter? Is an Apple product somehow different if purchased at a genuine Apple store instead of JB or Dick Smith? Would it do anything to address the undeclared price fixing on Apple products across all retailers?

It would be good to be able to get the support services that Apple provide. Plus a bit of competition will only benefit the consumer.

I did try JB but when they tried to pass off an 11″ Mac Air as a 13″ even though it said 11″ on the box I gave up. Does Dick Smith do Apple?

#16
lindilou4:20 pm, 25 Mar 12

DeskMonkey said :

I thought there was one already in the new part of the Canberra Centre (under Dendy).

Checked the Apple.com.au site : http://www.apple.com/jobs/au/retail.html if you look to the left there is no actual mention of a new Apple store in Canberra.
Because I was bored I went through the process of applying but there didn’t seem to be an indication of where the store is. I guess we have to hold our breath and wait

It is actually. You need to go one step further in finding where vacancies are.

#17
c_c5:10 pm, 25 Mar 12

lindilou said :

DeskMonkey said :

I thought there was one already in the new part of the Canberra Centre (under Dendy).

Checked the Apple.com.au site : http://www.apple.com/jobs/au/retail.html if you look to the left there is no actual mention of a new Apple store in Canberra.
Because I was bored I went through the process of applying but there didn’t seem to be an indication of where the store is. I guess we have to hold our breath and wait

It is actually. You need to go one step further in finding where vacancies are.

No it doesn’t, just says Canberra.

#18
Frustrated11:23 pm, 25 Mar 12

Once upon time in the 80s, there used to be an Apple store in Phillip. Not this new Mac1 type store or franchise either.

#19
c_c1:24 am, 26 Mar 12

Frustrated said :

Once upon time in the 80s, there used to be an Apple store in Phillip. Not this new Mac1 type store or franchise either.

No, not likely. Aside from the 2001 format of Apple store being their first foray into retail, the Macintosh was only released in 1984. You don’t set up a worldwide network of stores just for a single product, much less set up so many stores you finally make it to Canberra.

Apple has always traditionally relied on dealers and the one in Philip would have been no different.

#20
Ben_Dover8:08 am, 26 Mar 12

My god! A genuine Apple Store, what, here in Canberra? Anyone would think we were a capital city or something.

#21
djk8:55 am, 26 Mar 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Why would it matter? Is an Apple product somehow different if purchased at a genuine Apple store instead of JB or Dick Smith? Would it do anything to address the undeclared price fixing on Apple products across all retailers?

If you need your iphone/ipad/whatever repaired or replaced under warranty, your options are to make an appointment with a “genius” (yes they are actually called that) at an Apple store and talk about it, where they may charge you the ~$180 fee or they may have it fixed for free, or you can submit a claim through the online service and definitely pay the fee and an extra $20 for postage.

IMO part of the attraction of Apple products is their aftersale care, so having a genuine Apple shop here so that we can experience that care is a good thing.

#22
Erg09:00 am, 26 Mar 12

It would have to be in Civic, surely? There’s plenty of room, in any case.

#23
Holden Caulfield9:24 am, 26 Mar 12

Frustrated said :

Once upon time in the 80s, there used to be an Apple store in Phillip. Not this new Mac1 type store or franchise either.

No.

Approved Systems used to be one of the major Apple resellers back in the day. They were in Colbee Court (IIRC) although I’m not sure when they started, but they were certainly going in the early 90s, so expect they could have started in the late 80s. If you ever got out the back of their office they had quite a few pre-Macintosh Apple machines gathering dust. Lisas, IIes and the like.

Mac 1 was also located in Phillip around a similar time at which point it was still attached to Green Advertising.

#24
Grrrr5:45 pm, 26 Mar 12

c_c said :

the Macintosh was only released in 1984. You don’t set up a worldwide network of stores just for a single product, much less set up so many stores you finally make it to Canberra.

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

#25
urchin7:25 pm, 26 Mar 12

rosscoact said :

urchin said :

let’s hope the rumours are true. i’ve completely given up on mac 1…

I’ve had good service at the ANU branch but the Civic branch was the reason that I recently spent $2800 at apple.com.au

it was the any branch that drove me away but i’m sure that the overall spirit of the place is the same across most shops. i was just assuming that the only reason we didn’t have a mac store in canberra was because apple and mac1 had made some kind of arrangement, because if a mac store does open mac1 will go bust.

#26
c_c9:23 pm, 26 Mar 12

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

#27
ummmm_no11:17 pm, 26 Mar 12

c_c said :

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

Google yourself a freakin’ clue, UniBoy.

#28
c_c12:05 am, 27 Mar 12

ummmm_no said :

c_c said :

Grrrr said :

Actually, in 1984 the Mac was hardly Apple Computer’s only product. The ][, III series and the Lisas particularly. Then there were the non-platform specific accessories like the Profile HDD, the ImageWriter series of printers, etcetc.

I didn’t say they only had one product, I said you don’t set up a worldwide network of stores for a single product. By which I meant the Mac was the only product in the Apple line-up that was geared for the mass retail market.

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.
The Lisa was stillborn, the project largely abandoned and most of the units already built ended up write offs.

Google yourself a freakin’ clue, UniBoy.

The Lisa as a flop:

“The Lisa was doomed because it was basically a prototype — an overpriced, underpowered cobbled-together ramshackle Mac,” Cult of Mac author (and former Wired.com editor) Leander Kahney said in an e-mail interview. “Lisa taught the Mac team they’d need to articulate a clear purpose for the Mac.”

Apple spent $150 million developing Lisa but sold only 10,000 of them in a world dominated by cheaper IBM desktops. With an outrageous price tag of $10,000 (more than $21,000 in today’s leaf), the Lisa’s built-in calculator could tell you Apple lost a lot of money.

Lisa’s specs were improved and the price cut in half, but the plug was pulled in only three years. And — oh yeah — Apple co-founder Jobs got kicked off the Lisa team by CEO Scully and went to another project.”

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0119apple-unveils-lisa/

Apple II was commercially successful, sold about 5million or so, but was only big in the US. Big in education and business. There was a consumer market for it too, but for the era it wasn’t a mass consumer product. It was for enthusiasts for the time, relative to where most people were.
Put it this way, Visicalc wasn’t the killer app for most families.

Apple III was a commercial and technical failure.

Apple considered setting up stores for the Newton, however that project too was stillborn.

By the way, name calling makes you look like a fool.

#29
Grrrr10:22 am, 27 Mar 12

c_c said :

The II and III and the peripherals weren’t mass products, they were geared for professionals and enthusiasts.

Er, the ][ was much more of a mass-market product than the Macintosh.

Your suggestion that Apple was only interested in selling the Mac once it was released just isn't true, or the ][gs would never have been made.

#30
Fliponout6:19 pm, 16 Apr 12

Yes Apple is Opening a APPLE STORE – (NOT A MAC1)
The Apple Store will be open in July / August in Garema Place in the city Next Sizzle Bento were the music shop use to be…

Canberra finely becoming a Real City that big business will come to ?

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