Apple renovates store in San Francisco, US

22 May 2016 (Last Updated May 22nd, 2016 18:30)

Apple has renovated its store in San Francisco, US, as part of its plans to overhaul 480 retail stores worldwide.

Apple has renovated its store in San Francisco, US, as part of its plans to overhaul 480 retail stores worldwide.

The company's new futuristic store in San Francisco features 42ft-tall doors, living trees in the Genius Bar and a $1.5m video wall, reported Yibada English.

Located across the Union Square Park, the outlet also offers free Wi-Fi and has a restored fountain from Bay Area sculptor.

"The company plans to convert about 5% to 10% of its existing stores to the concept annually."

Apple's Genius Bar makes it convenient to make appointments for customer service. It has now been transformed and renamed as Genius Grove, and features real trees and open spaces.

This outlet has been redesigned by UK firm Fosters and Partners, The Verge reported.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was quoted by The Associated Press as saying: "This is a company statement, not just a retail store. The company plans to convert about 5% to 10% of its existing stores to the concept annually."

A number of the stores may also be relocated to incorporate all the changes.