The population of the United States is 311,591,917, according to the United States Census Bureau latest figures, which were published last July. Now, imagine if I told you that close to the figure of the entire U.S. population visited an Apple Store this year alone. Well, stop imagining because that’s the truth.
According to The Loop, Apple has had more than 300 million visitors in its Apple Store retail locations around the globe since October, 2011, when its fiscal 2012 year began. That’s like the entire population of the United Kingdom (62,641,000, according to the World Bank) visiting an Apple Store more than four times on average, per citizen. More impressive (or perhaps unimpressive, if the glass is half full for you), Apple Store Genius Bar employees serve 50,000 people, in all corners of the globe, each day. You could, as I said above, take that to mean that 50,000 people have issues with their Apple products daily, but it also shows how capable Apple is of addressing those issues.
It’s no wonder; Apple, today, became the most valuable company in history when its market cap passed $621.46 billion. We’re also not surprised why other firms, such as Best Buy, are trying to copy its retail presence.
[via The Loop]