Monday, November 09, 2009 at 04:23 PM | Posted by howard
Eight and a half years after the first Apple Stores opened their doors in California and Virginia, French shoppers welcomed their very own Apple retail outlet this past weekend at The Carrousel du Louvre.
Located adjacent to the landmark Louvre Museum, the most visited museum in the world, Paris’s brand-new Apple Store features a spiral glass staircase and a 30 foot tall window offering a view of the mall’s inverted glass pyramid.
Notable among observer’s reports is the sighting of the iPod touch point-of-sale device, dubbed the EasyPay touch. The hand-held checkout machine will be replacing the pocket-PC based technology currently in use at Apple Stores worldwide.
AppleInsider notes that Apple plans to introduce retail stores in France more rapidly than they have in any other non-U.S. country. The Montpellier store will have its grand opening this Saturday and an Opera Ganier location should be open next summer.