Apple has confirmed it will open its latest New York retail store on May 19.

The 20,000-square foot store is situated in the underground concourse of the General Motors building at 767 Fifth Avenue. It's expected to be open 24-hours a day, though this hasn't been confirmed by the company.

At street level the shop is visible through a 32-foot glass cube (total price, $9 million) that was designed by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

This morning Apple published a page inviting New York's Mac and iPod users to attend the opening of the store on May 19 at 6pm.

"Celebrate the grand opening of the new Apple Store, Fifth Avenue. Win great prizes. Get a commemorative T-shirt. Be one of the first to experience our amazing new store. We look forward to seeing you," the company said.

Jobs has been rumoured to be planning to attend the opening, but this hasn't been officially confirmed.