Apple's First Retail Store In South Korea Could Be Completed By Late December, Expect Open In January 2018

According to a South Korean publication report, Apple's first Apple Store in South Korea will soon arrive because the construction of the store will be officially completed next month. The two-story Apple Store will be located on a 1,300 square-meter site in Sinsa-dong, a fashionable district in southern Seoul.

The sleek new building will feature, among other things, an exterior glass wall. A local construction agency official told Seoul's daily newspaper publisher Chosun Ilbo that "The construction work that started in August is expected to be completed by Dec. 23," though hinting that the store could possibly slip into early in January, 2018.

The report further noted that Apple's first flagship store opening was delayed for about two months after Apple reportedly changed the building design at the last minute. And previously, they had planned to build a five-story building. The 5-storey design has only appeared at the Tokyo Ginza store (due to limited space).

Majority of local Korean Apple fans fully expect that the new Apple store will improve overall quality of after-sales service. They're hoping the new store will mean having Apple send new iPhone models to Korea quicker than in the past. With Seoul's population closing in on ten million, I am sure that Apple will be eyeing other locations for future growth. 

Apple is set to release the iPhone X in the South Korean market on November 24, following the release earlier this month of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Via Patently Apple, Image Credit Korean Bizwire

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