The Apple Store Grand Central, Apple's fifth store in Manhattan, will open Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m., just in time for the holidays.
This Apple retail store overlooks the historic Main Concourse from the East and North East balconies of the world-famous Grand Central Terminal, and has two Genius Bars for free tech support and advice.
Services at the Apple Store Grand Central include Personal Pickup, a feature of the free Apple Store App which lets iPhone users shop and buy from anywhere they are, then pick up their purchase when they reach the terminal. Customers using the Apple Store App can even scan and pay for accessories with their iPhone using the new EasyPay function. And new 15-minute Express Workshops offer tips and tricks in a streamlined format to serve customers on a tight schedule.
The store's expert team has 315 employees.
Beyond the balcony overlooking the expansive Main Concourse, the Apple Store Grand Central offers rooms dedicated to some of Apple's most popular services, including the largest area in the world dedicated to Personal Setup. In the Personal Setup room, Apple's customers who buy an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac can get up and running before they leave the store. There's also a room designed especially for Personal Training, where new Mac owners learn the basics as part of Apple's $99 One to One program.
Apple has now five stores in the Manhattan area. Around the world, nearly 300 million people have visited Apple retail stores in the past 12 months, according to Apple. There are 361 Apple stores in eleven countries including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, China, Australia and Canada.