The Most Apple-Obsessed Cities

Addicted to Apple

Ever since Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) reinvented the portable music player with its first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, the brand has come to represent everything cool and modern. The brand itself has consistently ranked at the top of any list that ranks such things.  See, for a small sample, here, here, here, here, well, you get the picture. To track America’s Apple obsession, we asked the budgeting site Mint.com to pore through its users’ data and rank cities by the average amount Mint users spend on each Apple transaction. The site came through in a big way, and while the data includes only Mint users and transactions at branded Apple stores or the online Apple store (excluding iTunes and some third-party sellers like Best Buy or Verizon), it offers a compelling month-by-month comparison of how much people spend at Apple in different parts of the country. Read on as we rank the top 10. Some may surprise you, others probably won't. Photo Credit: TerryJohnston