10 Charts to Explain Apple’s Massive Retail Success

Apple storeAlthough Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) third-quarter retail sales decreased slightly from the year-ago quarter, there is no question that the Cupertino-based company’s brick-and-mortar retail operations are an incredibly successful venture. In fact, Apple Stores are the most successful retail stores in the U.S. based on sales per square foot. Apple Stores make an estimated $4,542 per square foot according to Customer Growth Partners’ data cited by the Wall Street Journal.

Respected analyst Horace Dediu at Asymco has used the latest performance figures for the Apple Stores to create ten charts that illustrate why Apple’s retail stores are such a massive success.