Watch out Samsung! The first Apple Store in South Korea will be in your hometown city
by Alan Friedman / Jan 06, 2017, 12:08 AM
Local news agency Yonhap says that construction is taking place in a southern district of Seoul. The Store should be open for business this coming November, according to the same report. Currently, South Korean consumers can buy the iPhone through re-sellers and from Apple's online store.
Reportedly, Apple considered other locations like Gangnam and Garosu-gil. The latter is a tree-lined street full of bars, restaurants, cafes and bookstores. Despite the off-beat atmosphere, Apple decided to build its first South Korean Apple Store in Seoul, which is the capital of the country.
source: Apple via AppleInsider
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Apple has always been successful in South Korea, this should be great for the Apple users there.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 12:17 AM 6
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do they do really do 'really' well in S.Korea?
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 2:00 AM 3
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Unnecessarily baiting fans to start a war on your own turf.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 1:41 AM 3
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Why don't just put title to "The first Apple Store in South Korea will coming soon"? iBiasArena? Why you want to makes haters everywhere?
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 1:56 AM 4
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To increase their ad revenue.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 2:09 AM 1
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And the even funnier thing about these ads is that they are not being displayed most of the time. I honestly do not see the point of clickbating to start flamewars, because it won't increase ad revenue due to the vast majority of users having this site blacklisted.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 2:41 AM 1
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Surprised they didn't have a store there already.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 2:52 AM 0
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Maybe this will be the kick in the ass Samsung needs, to start building more brick and mortar stores. This has been nothing but good for Apple, and they've benefitted greatly from it.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 5:32 AM 1
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I have never understood why they have no brick and mortar stores either. Even if they just put them in the large cities. I think they would benefit from them.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 8:02 AM 1
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Samsung has their 'Samsung Experience' areas inside of Best Buy...but that's about it. It'd be great to see them get into developing their own stores. But honestly....Samsung has such a strong fanbase and seem to be doing quite well as is. People know the name, know the products, and where to get said products. I feel that OEMs whom do a sh*t job at advertising their products *cough* HTC *cough* would benefit more from having physical stores.
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 8:19 AM 0
That's one of many reasons why I just cant commit to Samsung or android. No real support in case you got a question for quick resolution. Brick and mortar stores would be a huge plus. And NO, the "Samsung representative" sales guy at Best Buy is a joke!
posted on Jan 06, 2017, 12:21 PM 1
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"Reportedly, Apple considered other locations like Gangnam and Garosu-gil, [but] Apple decided to build its first South Korean Apple Store in Seoul, which is the capital of the country." -Alan F. (PhoneArena) Another poorly and incorrect article written by Alan F. (no surprise). Having just read the original article by Apple Insider, it appears that Alan F. is just making up stuff. Gangnam and Garosu-gil are actually neighborhoods in Seoul, not separate cities as implied by Alan F.
posted on Jan 07, 2017, 7:28 PM 0
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