The Apple Store Oberhausen in the CentrO shopping mall is known already, Frankfurt, Munich, Dortmund and Dresden can hope for all new Apple Stores. Apples expansion isn't over tho, Stuttgart, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Cologne are also on the list, Leipzig might also get a store. The plans were handed over to us from a reliable source, and might cause some bellyaching for Apple Retailers.
(German version of the article can be found here) Apple already announced their expansion plan during the grand opening of the Apple Store in the Rosenstrasse Munich. Munich was only "the beginning", until now they've opened two more stores, another one is going to open in the CentrO Oberhausen during summer.
But they won't stop at this point: A reliable source told us about more locations and the prospects of these locations. Pretty surprising: Some cities will get more than one store.
There's one store in the Frankfurt city centre already, but there's going to be another one in the outskirts of Frankfurt, in the Main Taunus Centre in Sulzbach, to be more precise. This shopping centre has about 12.000 square metres of shopping facilities, but there are expansion plans for the centre: one of the new stores might be reserved for Apple.
It was clear that the Apple Store Alstertal won't be the only one in Hamburg: The Apple Store Jungfernstieg was already rumored a few months ago.
The Olympic Park is another location for Apple in Munich, right beside event locations and sports facilities. Dresden might get a new Apple Store, located in the city centre, in the so-called Altmarktgalerie. Dortmund, one of the biggest cities in the Ruhr area might host an Apple Store in the Thier areal, a central area near the famous landmark "Dortmunder U".
Our source also told us about Leipzig, but it might not be one of the future locations - Dresden is not too far away. The same applies to Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Cologne.
It's somewhat surprisind that an Apple Store in Berlin isn't fixed at the moment, but it might be only a matter of time until Apples opens a store in the German capital. Cologne and Stuttgart wouldn't be surprising either: Cologne is the media capital, Stuttgart one of the major locations for car builders like Daimler.
More stores in Germany will lead to more competition for Apple retailers: re:store, CompuStore and Gravis are some of the major retail locations for Apple products in German cities.