Apple has revealed three new UK Apple retail stores bringing its total UK presence up to nine shops.

Apple is recruiting staff to work at its latest shop in the Bentall Centre in Kingston and for a new store at Manchester’s Arndale Centre. The company is also looking for staff for a new West Quay shop in Southampton.

The company hasn't yet advised UK Mac users as to when the new shops will open, but the openings are likely to see the customary prizes and speacial T-shirt giveaways that have become so emblematic for each of its new store launches. The company has said the stores will "open later this year". It's looking to recruit a wide range of staff for the shops.

Apple also has another Manchester store at the Trafford Centre. The company also has outlets at Birmingham’s Bull Ring centre, Bluewater in Kent, London Brent Cross and Regent Street, and Sheffield Meadowhall. The Regent Street store is presently searching for a HUman Resources manager.

Today, the company also revealed plans to launch its seventh Japanese store this weekend.

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