The Apple Store chain has become a fixture of the retail landscape since the first stores opened in May 2001, in McLean, Va., and in Glendale, Calif. ("Why these two?" Jobs said. "They were the first two that were ready.") Perhaps the most striking of the stores, which now number in the hundreds, is the flagship venue on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan with its distinctive glass cube entrance. Jobs is seen here in May 2006 at the grand opening of the Fifth Ave. store, which he helped to design.