Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s immense popularity has helped it grow on a global level. It’s also helped them launch retail stores throughout the world. In January, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will open up their first retail store in Turkey. The shop will be located in an Instabul shopping mall, which measures about 21,000 square feet. Louis Vuitton and Burberry stores will be located on either side of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) retail store. When the store comes out next year, it will be the 13th country to have at least a single store on the map.
Apple sales might be boosted in Turkey
According to RedmondPie, “Unlike many other companies, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s lack of physical presence within certain countries doesn’t seem to have hindered its popularity among the masses, but even though Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products still already sell rather well in Turkey, the opening of an official retail outlet will certainly do wonders for sales as well as engagement with consumers. All of the benefits of the typical Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) experience – from the patented staircases to the Genius Bar – can now be enjoyed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans in Turkey, and with a sense that Apple values its Turkey-based customers enough to go over and build a store in Istanbul, I’m sure the response will equate to a healthy spike in sales.”
Apple’s global presence
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) currently has a total of 400 retail stores in about twelve countries. With a strong global presence and in-demand products, it’s not surprising that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to branch out with retail stores all over the world. These stores are so much more than just retail outlets that sell a variety of products; these stores will offer the complete Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) experience, like Genius Bars. There is little doubt that fans will line up for the grand opening of the store early next year, as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) store openings tend to bring out the fanfare with long lines of excited customers.