The Apple Store Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Apple has been a tech force to be reckoned with since it first hit the scene, and now the company is taking over the retail market, one store at a time. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of all things Apple Store.

Where did the very first Apple retail store open in 2001?

The first Apple Store opened in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, on May 19, 2001. The second opened three hours later (thanks to time zones) in Glendale, California.

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How many stores did Apple open in 2001?

Apple went after the retail market with gusto, opening 25 stores between May and December 2001.

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What does Apple call the tech support stations located in each store?

Find help for all your Apple-related problems at the Genius Bar. Many stores also have a separate creative bar to help you with media and other projects.

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True or false: The mere presence of an Apple store in a shopping center increases sales a whopping 10 percent mall-wide.

Apple stores draw so much traffic that they boost overall mall sales by 10 percent. This means they can negotiate rents that are a fraction of what other retailers are paying.

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How many people visit an Apple Store each day?

More than a million people around the world visit an Apple Store each day.

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True or false: The first Apple Store opened to little fanfare, with no lines to speak of.

Around 500 people were in line by 4 a.m. the day the first Apple Store opened in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

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Where was the first Apple Store in New York City located?

While the Apple Stores at Grand Central and on retail mecca Fifth Avenue might be better known, the SoHo location holds the title of New York City's first Apple retail store.

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True or false: The Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City is open 24/7.

Have a late-night Apple craving? Visit the famous Fifth Avenue store, which is open 24/7.

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Which of the following is the claim to fame of the Apple Store on St. George Street in Sydney?

In addition to its massive size, the St. George location features the world's longest Genius Bar, which can hold up to 20 Apple product experts.

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How large is the average Apple Store?

The average Apple Store measures 6,000 square feet, though many flagship locations are much larger.

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Apple announced it will open its first Singapore location with this special feature in 2016.

The first Apple Store in Singapore is expected to be powered solely by the sun.

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True or false: The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City is located completely underground.

This location may be buried beneath the streets of New York City, but its entrance is marked by a gorgeous and iconic glass cube that allows light to flow in.

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True or false: The design of the Apple Store in Shanghai is identical to the one on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

While both the Shanghai and Fifth Avenue locations are located underground, the entrance to the Shanghai Apple Store is marked by a giant glass cylinder — while Fifth Avenue is marked by a glass cube.

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What unique feature can be found at the Apple Store at Boylston Street in Boston?

The Boylston Street location has a green roof and a giant skylight. While the greenery can be viewed from surrounding properties, it's not accessible to the public.

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Which city's first Apple Store is suspended within a bridge that stretches across a highway?

Hong Kong's two-story Apple Store is located at the IFC Mall and sits within a bridge that runs over the traffic below.

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How many Apple retail employees are there in the U.S.?

There are about 30,000 people employed at the 265 Apple Stores in the U.S.

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What unique feature can be found at the first Apple Store in Dubai, United Arab Emirates?

Dubai's first Apple Store features 10 trees as well as two living walls, where greenery grows vertically.

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How many countries has Apple opened retail stores in?

With the addition of two UAE branches in 2015, you can now visit Apple Stores in 18 countries.

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True or false: Apple Stores have the highest sales per square foot of any retailer in the U.S.

At about $5,000 in sales per square foot, Apple beat out other major retailers like Tiffany & Co. and Michael Kors.

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True or false: This country is home to dozens of fake Apple Stores that look just like the real thing.

China has countless fake Apple Stores that can be almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing. Some employees in these stores have even been told that they actually work for Apple.

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Many Apple Stores feature extraordinary staircases made of this material.

The glass staircases at Apple Stores are heavily celebrated by designers and builders. Many use minimal or hidden fasteners and special construction to maximize natural light.

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True or false: Apple holds a patent for the glass cube that marks the location of its Fifth Avenue store in New York City.

The company not only patented its famous glass cube design but also the enormous glass cylinder that sits above its Shanghai store.

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How many glass panels make up the glass cube at Apple's Fifth Avenue store?

In 2011, Apple reconfigured its famous cube to make it appear sleeker and less cluttered, reducing the number of panels from 90 to just 15.

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If the Fifth Avenue retail store ever shuts down, what happens to the cube above?

When designing the Fifth Avenue store, Steve Jobs was firm that Apple would always own the iconic glass cube and would remove it from the location if the store were to close.

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True or false: There is an Apple Store at the Louvre in Paris.

A genuine Apple retail store sits just below the inverted glass pyramid at the Louvre. It is part of the Carrousel du Louvre and is the first Apple Store built in France.

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How many stores had Apple opened by the end of 2015?

From 2001 to the end of 2015, Apple opened a staggering 463 stores worldwide.

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What percentage of Apple's annual revenue comes from its retail stores?

Around 12 percent of the company's $234 billion in gross sales comes from its retail stores.

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Where did Apple install its first glass spiral staircase?

Forget phones — Apple is almost as respected for its advances in building with glass as it is for electronics. The Osaka, Japan, store was the first to have a glass spiral staircase, while New York City's 14th Street store has the first staircase to spiral up multiple flights.

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True or false: The Apple Store in Istanbul has walls made of just four glass panels.

In an incredible feat of design, each of the four exterior walls on the Istanbul store is made of a single pane of glass connected with silicone joints.

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What's so unusual about Apple's Palo Alto, California, store?

In Palo Alto, Apple used glass columns to support the steel roof above the store. This is particularly impressive when you consider that the area is subject to earthquakes, and the columns must meet seismic codes.

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