Apple to Open First Retail Store in Alaska

Apple says it’s opening its first retail store in Alaska.

The Apple Store will open Saturday at the 5th Avenue Mall in Anchorage.

There were months of speculation on company-related blogs, fueled by a covered storefront under construction at the mall, that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company was coming to Alaska.

Tuesday’s announcement came the same day as the iPod, iPad and iPhone maker surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp. as the most valuable company in the U.S.

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