Apple is set to open its first retail store in South Korea on January 27 and ahead of its opening, the company has shared some official press photos of the stores. This is Apple’s first retail store in South Korea, the home market of its rival Samsung.
The store is located south of the Han River, right in the middle of the Gangnam area in Seoul. The front of the store has a 25-foot glass facade so as to give passersby a clear look at the store from outside. Like with other Apple stores across the world, Apple’s first retail store in South Korea will also offer Today at Apple which includes free sessions on photography, art, design, music, coding, and more, with classes being led by creative professionals.
“We’re thrilled to open a new home for our customers in the vibrant city of Seoul and we look forward to continuing to grow in Korea,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Our stores are gathering places for the community where everyone is welcome to connect, learn and create.”
Apple has to operate in an unfair business environment in South Korea. The company’s office in South Korea was raided just a week ahead of iPhone X launch. And this was not the first time that something like this happened. Apple had confirmed its plan of opening a retail store in South Korea in January last year.