Apple plans major expansion of its international chain of retail stores.

The company plans 40 new outlets in the current financial year, including shops in Brazil and Mexico, as well as the Chinese shop the company has already confirmed, reports AppleInsider.

The UK can expect three more shops: one in Covent Garden, London, another in London's Westfield shopping complex, and a third in an as-yet unverified city in the North of the UK.