Apple is planning a redesign for their retail stores, modeled after the Fifth Avenue
store in New York, to allow for displaying twice as many Macs and iPods, as well as 15% more 3rd party Mac software and iPod accessories. VP of retail, Ron Johnson, released a few of these details
, including stainless steel walls, Italian stone floors and a new dedicated iPod Bar.
The first two stores to receive the upgraded design will be in Columbia, Maryland, and the Providence, Rhode Island store we reported back in January
. There's no word on whether existing stores will receive the facelift, though we would wager remodels would happen (if at all) on a very discretionary basis.Thanks Marcus