Apple Store

Electronics in Near North & Navy Pier

This bright, airy store offers iPads, iPods and everything else for Mac enthusiasts splayed across butcher-block tables. The user-friendly setup comes with plenty of clued-up staff to answer product questions, a ‘genius bar’ on the 2nd floor to sort out equipment issues, and free internet access on machines throughout the store.

The store plans to move a half-mile south to bigger, glossier digs on the riverfront. Who knows: it might already be at 401 N Michigan Ave by the time you're reading this.