Yes, the rumors are true, the corner of 14th and 9th is being turned into the 3rd Apple Store in Manhattan. It's where Belgian gastro-pub Markt and Western Beef used to be. See: http://www.ifoapplestore.com/stores/meatpacking_0507.html
As someone who used to live 4 blocks away, I'm conflicted about this one. It's one more nail in the coffin of the Meatpacking District. Really, does every neighborhood in the city have to be the same as every other, no matter how posh? But I am somewhat of a Mac devotee and I have, in fact, been accused of being a member of some kind of cult. I mean, just because I have black Apple staff t-shirts, that doesn't mean I can't criticize the mothership in Cupertino.
At this point, I'm not even sure it's anything worth complaining about. One way or another though, it's Giuliani's fault.