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Apple is opening its first retail store in South Korea

Apple is opening its first retail store in South Korea


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Apple announced on Friday that a retail store is coming to Samsung’s home turf of South Korea. Neighbors!

It’s hard to believe Apple doesn’t already have a retail store in South Korea, but Koreans have been getting by with two certified Apple reseller stores up until now. Apple’s website now shows 14 new retail job listings in South Korea, including store leader and Genius bar staff.

“We’re now hiring the team that will offer our customers in Seoul the service, education and entertainment that is loved by Apple customers around the world,” Apple told Reuters in a statement on Friday.

The new brick-and-mortar store is said to be opening in the ritzy Gangnam district. South Korea’s Yonhap News reports that construction for a 6,000-square-foot building with two underground floors and one above ground floor has started in the Garosu-gil shopping district and should be completed around the end of November.