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New Apple The Grove store opens in LA on November 19, 2x the size of the old one

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What you need to know

  • Apple The Grove will open in Los Angeles on November 19.
  • Apple says its new store is twice the size of the one that it replaces.

Reports from last month that a new Los Angeles Apple Store was coming today turned out to be true, with Apple confirming (opens in new tab) that Apple The Grove will open on November 19.

The new store is actually an old one that's moving location and Apple says that its new digs are twice the size of the old spot, giving it more room to breathe.

Apple will also open a relocated store within The Grove in Los Angeles on November 19. Originally opened in 2002, The Grove has been one of Apple's most popular stores, having welcomed more than 27 million visitors in the past 19 years. The brand new store is twice the size of the original and will serve as an entirely reimagined destination for the LA community to discover Apple's products and services, shop, get support, and participate in free Today at Apple sessions.

The store was spotted a month ago when Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted images of its exterior.

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The new store is likely to be a great spot to pick up a hot new iPhone 13, assuming stocks are plentiful of course. Apple is expected to be able to better deal with demand as we work our way through the remainder of 2021, although that all very much depends on so many variables it's difficult to know for sure.

With Apple's best iPhone struggling to keep up with demand, you have to imagine a new Apple Store will be one of the best places to try your luck on opening day, right?

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.