Apple opened its 374 and 375 retail store worldwide this weekend in Canada. While meeting with Apple, I was able to get a few details about how the retail operation is going overall.
According to Apple, the company has seen almost 300 million worldwide visitors so far in its fiscal 2012, which started in October 2011. To give you some type of comparison, by July 2011, the population of the United States was estimated to be 311 million people.
There is also an interesting data point from Apple’s retail Genius Bar. According to the company, 50,000 people get serviced at a Genius Bar around the world, every single day. That’s a lot of appointments.
The Apple store in Halifax, Nova Scotia featured over 125 unique hands on opportunities in the store for customers. Those include computers, iPhones, iPads, and other products throughout the store. Of course, this number will be unique for every store depending on the size, but an interesting point nonetheless.
Updated: Made it clear that I was talking about the fiscal calendar year, starting in October 2011.