Today, I paid a visit to the Apple store on Regent Street in London. It is virtually identical in design, layout and size as the stores in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
I signed up on line for the Genius Bar at 11 AM and was able to secure an appoinment for 4:30 PM. The products, the merchandising, the accessories were all the same in the US, except for one thing: the prices seemed about 20 percent higher. When you account for VAT, which is included in the price of all products, the price points are sitll higher than back home.
All in all, it was a real treat to visit the store and I am looking forward to the one in San Antonio opening soon.