According to job advertisements on Apple Australia's website, the company is planning on opening retail stores in Brisbane at the Chermside shopping centre and in Perth. After this, where should Australia's favourite fruity friend go?
We were hunting around the Apple Australia website — it was a quiet Thursday afternoon, OK? — and stumbled across a number of positions open for store managers, assistant store managers, concierges (can they get us a hot chocolate and some doughnuts while we wait to collect our broken iPhone?), genii (presumably either an IQ over 3000 or a completely irrational, bordering on religious, fervour for all things Apple is required for this role), inventory specialists, personal shopping specialists and specialists.
That in itself is not so surprising, because positions fall vacant from time to time. What's interesting is where many of these open and upcoming jobs are located: Perth, "West Australia" 6000; and Chermside, QLD 4032. The latter is about 10km from Brisbane's CBD and the Westfield there lays claim to being Australia's first shopping centre.
Naturally, there's no official word on these potential future Apple Stores. But it did lead us to ponder: where would you, our readers, like to see the next Apple Store located?
Please vote in our poll to the right or, should your preferred locale not be on that list, leave your thoughts in the comments section below.