17 fascinating facts about Apple's retail stores

Everything you need to know about Apple’s retail stores.
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Apple stores are the most profitable retail stores on the planet

Apple's branded retail business turns 13 years old this week, and in that time it has expanded at an unparalleled rate. While many industry observers expected Apple's retail effort to fail, the company now boasts hundreds of stores across the globe. Even more impressive is that these stores are money-making machines, generating more revenue on a per-square-foot basis than any other retail chain in the world.

In light of the 13th anniversary of Apple retail, we've put together a detailed list highlighting some of the more quirky, interesting, and downright cool facts about Apple retail stores that you may not know.

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