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Finally Apple is opening a retail store in my home state of Oklahoma. The new store is going to be located in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. At this time it is unclear if this is going to be a full sized or a mini […]

Finally Apple is opening a retail store in my home state of Oklahoma. The new store is going to be located in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. At this time it is unclear if this is going to be a full sized or a mini store. I am semi-surprised with the location. I figured that if they ever did open an Apple Store here it would be in either the much more upscale 50 Penn Place across the street from Penn Square Mall or in the slightly more upscale Quail Springs Mall. Penn Square is a more centerlized location than Quail Springs and it has higher traffic than 50 Penn Place does so it does make sense.

If you live in the area and need a job Apple is currently accepting applications.

  1. I’m a bit surprised that the first Apple store is in OKC and not Tulsa. Tulsa has a higher median income and a higher number of computers per capita, an upscale shopping area (Utica Square) that reminds me of where most of the free-standing stores are, and the largest mall in the state (Woodland Hills). Here’s hoping a Tulsa store isn’t far behind (I hate to see OKC get things first.)

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  2. I am a little surprised that it wasn’t in Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa as well. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see one in Norman before Oklahoma City because of OU. Not far from Penn Square there is already a ProMac store and there is a Haddock close to Quail Springs and CompUSA which has a decent selection of Apple stuff is about halfway between the two malls.

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  3. I’m just glad Oklahoma is getting a store!! I’m moving to Okmulgee this coming fall …. wonder if Apple will open a store there;))

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  4. Woodland is owned by one of the property companies that Apple is working with. Any idea on when the OKC store will open?

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  5. I don’t consider woodland hills mall a good location, incomes are marginally higher but i don’t believe customers are willing to pay Apple’s premium price (read=coupon clippers). If anything we might just get a very small Apple Store. we dont even have a decent art supply store and we want an apple store? im actually very annoyed at this city, so big yet so small. I will quote Hemingway, in my own reference to tulsa, “large lawns and small minds.”

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  6. I have been using Apple computers since 1984. I consider myself a Mac Freak. I am very excited to finally have a store in Oklahoma. Granted it is not in my home city of Tulsa, which has a larger Macintosh community than OKC. But I dont have to drive to north Dallas to go see the new stuff. You can count on me and my friends being at the Grand Opening in OKC and I am sure Apple will open a store in Tulsa too. I can guarantee that I will fill out an application to work there too!!!

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  7. Anyone know when that “grand opening” might be? I haven’t been able to find any info on the progress. Apple does have their eye on Tulsa according to a map I saw on the internet.

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  8. Quail is too far North to pull in people from Norman and 50 Penn Place is so far from hip is not even funny plus it stinks, the West entrance has smelled of dirty diapers for the last 6 months.

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  9. This is a great thing, although most of OU-Norman is mostly Mac ignorant and about
    5 years behind the rest of the country when it comes to ‘hip’ electronics (Spotting an iPod on the OU campus is incredibly infrequent). Maybe this will help. There are significant portions of the University (e.g The Oklahoma Climate Survey ) that are entirely committed to Macs, despite the University’s lack of support.

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  10. YES! I’ve been waiting for this to happen for years! I will be there for the grand opening, definitely. I live about 20 minutes from the mall, so I’m definitely going to apply for a job. I can’t wait.

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