Slideshow: Apple lights up its first Australian retail store

Apple has finally take the wraps off its first Australian retail store, giving media a preview of the store ahead of its official launch tomorrow night at 5pm. Located in the heart of Sydney at 367 George Street, the glass fronted store will feature more than 80 Macs and 60 iPods for customers to get their hands on. The three-level store also offers professional help and advice for Apple users and would-be converts.

  • The media gathers

  • Camera folk take their positions

  • A One-to-One station to be used for personal training

  • First in line. An Apple addict takes her seat at the head of the queue ahead of the store’s official opening at 5pm, Thursday June 19.

  • More accessories

  • Apple is selling 60 types of iPods in the store

  • Apple desktop on Ground floor

  • Point of sale

  • There is also fun for kids

  • Apple’s genius’

  • This wall mainly features iPod accessories

  • Level 1 which houses iPods, its consumer range and accessories

  • Media and onlookers line up this morning outside Apple’s first retail store in Australia

  • 3rd party products

  • Apple talked up its glass stairs

  • iPod speakers

  • A MacBook Air

  • The Genius Bar is 20m long. Sadly, it serves no alcohol

  • Ron Johnson, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail

  • More than 80 Macs will be on display

  • Machines set aside for professional workshops

  • MacBooks on display

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