The opening of Apple’s first retail store in Singapore seems imminent. The barricades in front of the store at Singapore’s upmarket Orchard Road’s Knightsbridge mall were removed yesterday.
Apple is well known for its eye-catching stores, none of them more so than the glass cube that sits atop the retail store at 5th Avenue in New York City.
Ahead of the rumored launch of the new iPads later today, Apple has taken down its online store for a “maintenance” break. The downtime is expected to last until 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time at which point we should see the store return with Apple’s new iPad lineup and possibly new bands for the Apple Watch.
Singapore may be waiting a little while longer to get its first Apple store. Work first started on the new location back in July, and it was expected to be completely by the end of October. A notice at the site now confirms building work will continue until late January.
Like it does before any of its media events, Apple has taken down its online store ahead of its ‘Hello Again’ event later today. The Cupertino company is expected to announce its new refreshed MacBook lineup at the event along with updates to their existing services.
During an interview at the Fortune 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit this week, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts shared her vision of turning the company’s popular stores into thriving communities. “The store is now the biggest product we produce,” she said.
Apple has set its sights on redesigning many of its stores, which includes removing some signage altogether, and many other key changes.
Apple is renowned for its stellar customer service, but not everyone gets what they want at the Apple store. One French customer was filmed smashing display iPhones and other products at a store in Dijon after being refused a refund.
Apple Makes Major Changes to Positions in Its Retail Stores; Introduces New Ones for Faster Service Times
Apple has made some major internal changes to its retail store positions and layouts as per a report from MacRumors. The company held meetings with its retail employees to inform them about the changes.
The “Apple Store” has been a familiar brand for the Cupertino-based company for quite some time, but things are changing.