The Apple Store in New York is a favorite among shoppers. Your first instinct is to think of Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue near Central Park – the glass cube with its illuminated Apple trademark is a marvel of design and technology. The new Apple store in Grand Central Station is also worth a visit however, even if you don’t want to shop there. Many people share a passion for Apple products weather its the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or others.
If you want to buy the new iPhone in New York to take back to Europe, there are a few things you need to consider. Regarding power, iPhones, iPads, or iPods are not that problematic because their chargers support 110 V (USA standard) as well as 220 V (European standard). However, if you plan on buying a notebook, there is a big difference: the keyboard has a slightly different layout! You also need to think about import regulations and customs.
For the UK, the limit for free customs duties is £390 per person. Customs personnel is well aware that many visitors buy Apple devices in the US. The price difference is quite significant – especially if the currency exchange rate works in your favor.
In total, there are now 5 official flagship stores in New York. The most famous is the Apple Store New York on the Upper East Side on Central Park & 5th Avenue (the glass cube):
The newest Apple Store is located inside the beautiful Grand Central Station. The store with its minimalist approach blends with the surrounding architecture yet contrast the venerable train station: Fantastic.
On the Upper West Side, just north of Columbus Circle, there is another Apple Store on Broadway:
Of course, this trendy shopping quarter also has to have an Apple Store. It is located on Prince Street – 4 blocks south of Washington Square Park.
This store is located in an old industrial building on the corner of 9th Avenue and 14th Street and is the smallest of the five stores in New York.
There is no official Apple Store at any of the New York airports!