10 year anniversary of first Apple Store opening?

According to Apple Insider, Apple employees have been told this week, that they can’t take any annual leave between May 20 and May 22. The announcement came via email to all store managers.

Now before we get over excited about the possible release of the new iPhone or any other new Apple product, it would appear that the days coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the first brick and mortar Apple Stores. The first Apple Stores to open were in McLean, Virginia and Glendale California; they were both opened on May 19, 2001.

Apple appear to be planning some kind of special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its stores opening. Managers of the stores are said to be very excited over the upcoming dates although no further details are known at this stage. If we find out anymore, we will let you!

[Apple Insider]


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Dood says:

Cake and punch will be served.

Rapscallion says:

Awesome!!! I love cake and punch :-)

deadp1xel says:

Ya ok that's one, two...ok ya were gonna need cake and punch fir ten people.

Bob Marley14 says:

I'll bring the Kettle One..........shh..

RRP EPA Lead Paint Video says:

I want the rose on the cake. Rose = extra icing. :-)
Do I need to bring my iPod for tunes or do you think they will already have that covered?

Glenn#IM says:

They are selling Beatles CD's.

Dood says:

They are selling the Beatles.

Glenn#IM says:

I know. I was making a joke due to the hype they made about it. I wonder if you are already on approved vacation, do you have to come back on the 20th, and can go back on vacation the 23rd? I must keep up with my dumb statements. Do not want to loose my touch.

thisworkingtitle says:

Note the spelling difference and lack of "The."
Now who's joke was misunderstood?

tgallo says:

Maybe they are releasing the white iphone 4?

csimpkins says:

Happy anniversary! Thanks for your service! Nobody can take vacation. ಠ_ಠ

Tre says:

I work in McLean and I have sources that say Steve Jobs will be showing up to unveil the iStapler.

Ronn says:

My guess white iPhone 4. But I'll be there incase they have a sale on iPad 2