Apple has a robust network of brick-and-mortar stores across the globe, the stores allow it to control the shopping experience for millions of potential customers, and it goes without saying that its stores contribute a major chunk towards the company’s earnings every quarter. Many might be under the impression that Apple may have an official store in Singapore, a market where luxury goods are much sought after, but according to reports the company’s first ever store in Singapore might be opened in 2016.
Singapore isn’t the only wealthy market that Apple has stayed away from, the UAE is another. The company will launch one store at the Mall of the Emirates and the other at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi on October 29th, these are first official Apple Stores in the Emirates.
A report out of Singapore reveals that several tenants will be handing the space located at Knightsbridge luxury retail complex back to the landlord, they’re moving out to make space for a new Apple Store.
One major reason why Singapore may not have received an official Apple Store till now could be real estate, Apple is known to be very particular about the location of its stores, and it may have waited for a couple of years just for the right spot to open up before deciding to create yet another beautiful space to sell its products in.
According to the report existing tenants might be out before the end of this year, throw in a couple of months for construction and we could possibly see Singapore’s first official Apple Store launch early next year.
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