Compu b, the Republic of Ireland-based Apple reseller, has moving into the world of franchised Apple stores.

Its first UK store is due to open in the next two months. The company’s franchises will be of uniform design, stocked by Compu b and will receive large-scale support.

"We want to see a Compu b Apple store in every High Street," said Compu b managing director Denis O'Connell.

"We may do for Apple what McDonalds did for the burger."

The company’s plans has already attracted more than 100 serious enquiries from over the world. Three sister franchises in Ireland are already in the pipeline.