Tech giant, Apple revealed its plans to open an Apple store in Singapore, which would turn out to be the company’s first retail location in Southeastern Asia. The move, as indicated by industry experts, will intensify the smartphone market where the competition is fierce.
There were reports that the organization had unobtrusively started procuring staff to fill its upcoming Singapore positions. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s Senior Vice President for Retail and Online Stores, Recently affirmed that an Apple Store would be opening shortly in Singapore.
“We have more than 900 talented workers in our Singapore Contact center. We are excited to start procuring the group that will open our first Apple Store in Singapore,” Ahrendts said in an announcement. “We can hardly wait to deliver the service, education and entertainment that is appreciated by Apple clients around the globe, ” she added.
In addition, Reuters reports that the store, and the organization’s whole operations in Singapore, will be fueled by renewable resources in a move that mirrors its activities in the U.S., Europeand, most as of late, China.
Apple hasn’t affirmed when the store will be inaugurated or where it would be, in spite of the fact that there’s been hypothesis that the firm has as of now secured retail space at Knightsbridge, in the city-state’s much-looked for after Orchard Road shopping hotspot. That is as indicated by a note from the current occupants who claim they are emptying to make space for Apple’s store.
Apple right now utilizes a blend of authorized outsider retail accomplices, transporters and its online store for sales in Southeast Asia. Singapore is a nation that is among the first influx of dispatches for new Apple items and in this manner a consistent initial step for extending the organization’s retail footprint. It isn’t clear whether the company is effectively wanting to present its own stores in different parts of Southeast Asia, which is already a point of convergence for Samsung and cell phone producers from China, for example, Xiaomi and OnePlus.
Sales of cell phones crosswise over Southeast Asia, which tallies a combined populace of more than 500 million upraised by 66 percent since last year and is expected to cross 24 million units in the middle of April and June next year.