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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Post Reports of an Apple Store opening in Halifax

ifoAppleStore.com is reporting that they have received tips that Apple will be opening yet another Apple Store in Canada, this time in Halifax at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Nova Scotia.

The Store would be the eastern most location for an Apple Store in North America. Like so many previous Apple Stores that have opened in Canada recently, the mall they are moving into has been recently renovated and upgraded to attract higher-end retailers.

Apple has been entering the Canadian market in full-force, currently with 22 stores across Canada. The store openings tend to garner lots of excitement from local Mac and iPhone enthusiasts with lineups for store openings usually being in the hundreds. ehMac.ca was at the Apple Store opening in Waterloo, Ontario this past summer to video one such store opening:

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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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Any Halifax Mac users excited by this?
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Totally. But sad that I'm likely not going to be there for the opening....
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Wahoo! Definitely going to attend the opening if at all possible!
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One of the comments in that post seems to imply that a second Ottawa store is in the works. That would come as news to me. Can anyone confirm?
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Old Jan 7th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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Nice. Not only would it be the most easterly Apple store, it would be the only Apple store east of Quebec. Those other 4 provinces in Canada apparently don't matter very much...
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Old Jan 7th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Well to be fair it's surprising that Apple is even coming to Halifax given its population. And NB, NL, and PEI are even smaller...

I'm willing to bet they will get stores eventually though...
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The story is pretty dubious. If you actually READ the ifoAppleStore article, you'll note that THEY don't say any such thing is happening, they say a different site and the local paper say it MIGHT be happening. Given the population count, I'm calling wishful thinking.
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The story is pretty dubious. If you actually READ the ifoAppleStore article, you'll note that THEY don't say any such thing is happening, they say a different site and the local paper say it MIGHT be happening. Given the population count, I'm calling wishful thinking.
I'm calling it extremely likely to happen. Halifax has 2x the population of Waterloo, Ontario where a store just opened. Considering Apple doesn't have a single store in the east, densely populated Nova Scotia with about a million people makes perfect sense.

The report gives very specifics of not only which mall but the exact location in the mall. Pretty much all similar previous reports have turned out to be true. I'd put money on the store coming.
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Old Jan 11th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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I work in the Halifax Shopping Centre, and I heard this rumor the other day. They are currently creating a huge store where it use to be just a ceiling. Makes perfect sense for apple to open a store here. They have a call center in PEI, so why not open a store in the Maritimes.

I think this is a great move for Apple, but the Halifax Mac Store would probably tell you something else. (AKA they will probably lose a lot of business)


BTW, I am extremely excited for this.
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