Today is the 10th Anniversary of the first opening of the Apple stores. On May 19th, 2001 Apple opened two Stores. After 10 years Apple has over 300 stores worldwide. Ten years may seem like a long time, but to put it into perspective, the first Apple store opened less than four months before 9/11. Apple opened over 300 stores in less time than it took the whole world to find Osama Bin Laden.
Apple is said to be planning some big events and opportunities for customers over the next few days - details of which are being closely held.
The two photos above of from Apple's Fifth Avenue store, New York