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Apple Opens In Istanbul

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Loosing one of those pesky charge cables or the need of a little Apple tech support abroad can be a nightmare, but for travelers to Istanbul, things just got a little easier. Opening a new Apple Store in Turkey, the technological super-giant’s first outlet to launch in Istanbul.

Apple is to open their first brick and mortar Apple Store in Turkey confirms an Israeli publisher. Smartphones, tablets and other mobile web-enabled devices are widespread in Turkey. Wireless carriers like Turkcell, Vodafone and Avea offer extensive connectivity throughout the country. The most recent government data from April 2012 show only 47.2% of the population have access to the Internet at home, although in Istanbul nearly two-thirds of households have Internet. Nonetheless, mobile phones are everywhere in Turkey, with more than 65 million of them in 2011. Apple has kept its plan for its Istanbul store mostly under wraps. The store is expected to open in the next few months.

After a White House reception with President Barack Obama last week, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited Silicon Valley where he visited Apple headquarters, Google and Microsoft.


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