Apple will open its first retail store in Southeast Asia. According to Techcrunch, this Apple Store will be opened in Singapore by next year. The report is supported by the Apple’s Senior Vice President for Retail and Online Store, Angela Ahrendts, today.
“We have more than 900 incredible employees working in our Singapore contact center and are thrilled to begin hiring the team that will open our first Apple Store in Singapore — an incredible international city and shopping destination,” Ahrendts said. “We can’t wait to deliver the service, education and entertainment that is loved by Apple customers around the world.”
The company’s entire operations in Singapore will be powered by renewable energy as well as it has been done in the U.S, Europe, and China. There is no official information yet about where exactly the store will be located, but some speculations said, the retail might be located at Knightsbridge, in the city-state’s much-sought-after Orchard Road shopping hotspot.
It will be the first Apple Store in Southeast Asia to penetrate the bigger market for over than 500 million users, grew by 66 percent year-on-year to reach 24 million units between April and June, according to IDC analyze. Singapore can become the first spot for Apple to expand their market in Asia.
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