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Old Mar 5, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Apple's Istanbul Store Will Open April 4, Tim Cook and Turkish President to Attend




Apple is planning to open its first retail store in Turkey on Friday, April 4, reports Turkish Apple blog ElmaDergisi [Google Translation]. Located in the heart of Istanbul's multi-use Zorlu Center between luxury retailers Burberry and Louis Vuitton, the new store will span more than 20,000 square feet.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Istanbul store will feature a unique concept that includes a design with a cubic glass ceiling, but the architecture of the store has yet to be revealed.

Earlier this year, Tim Cook traveled to Istanbul to meet with the Turkish president, reportedly discussing the new store opening, potential research and development facilities in the country, and an ongoing initiative that could potentially see Turkey purchasing $4.5 billion worth of tablets for the country's schoolchildren.

Cook is expected to return to Turkey for the store opening, which will also be attended by Turkish President Abdullah Gül.


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Istanbul, not Constantinople?
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Tim may run for the President in 20XX.
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Old Mar 5, 2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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Old Mar 5, 2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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Cook and Gül met in Ankara, which is the capital city.
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No, you can't go back to Constantinople!
Been a long time gone, Constantinople!
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Old Mar 5, 2014, 03:59 PM   #7
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Tim travels abroad YET AGAIN to be feted by the not-so-high-and-mighty.

And....IOS and Mac OS have security issues dating back to the beginning of Tim's reign. Plus, IOS 7.1 still not released. Plus, issues with Thunder cables rotting. Plus, too many 'rights' issues in the fore. Sadly, MANAGEMENT of Apple seems to have fallen to the worker level and ON SITE LEADERSHIP needs some attention.

Hey Tim, I know you are not evil or lacking in capabilities but maybe back off from the too many, too often trips to Asia and Europe. Just 'sayin.
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PM attends a retail store opening? I have never heard of such popularity for a mere consumer retail store. Apple stores r akin to American embassies now.
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Tim needs iTimeMachine for that.
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Tim travels abroad YET AGAIN to be feted by the not-so-high-and-mighty.

And....IOS and Mac OS have security issues dating back to the beginning of Tim's reign. Plus, IOS 7.1 still not released. Plus, issues with Thunder cables rotting. Plus, too many 'rights' issues in the fore. Sadly, MANAGEMENT of Apple seems to have fallen to the worker level and ON SITE LEADERSHIP needs some attention.

Hey Tim, I know you are not evil or lacking in capabilities but maybe back off from the too many, too often trips to Asia and Europe. Just 'sayin.
There are so many issues with what you said, I don't even know where to start.
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Tim travels abroad YET AGAIN to be feted by the not-so-high-and-mighty.

And....IOS and Mac OS have security issues dating back to the beginning of Tim's reign. Plus, IOS 7.1 still not released. Plus, issues with Thunder cables rotting. Plus, too many 'rights' issues in the fore. Sadly, MANAGEMENT of Apple seems to have fallen to the worker level and ON SITE LEADERSHIP needs some attention.

Hey Tim, I know you are not evil or lacking in capabilities but maybe back off from the too many, too often trips to Asia and Europe. Just 'sayin.
Yeah, let go of an ultimate PR opportunity in a growing country, (when the leader of that country decides to attend the store opening, the company CEO should be present: As a sign of respect. This is true for most nations) in addition to the deal with the department of education in the country that could be responsible for upto 4.5 billion dollars!

TC is no longer the day-day manager of apple, he is the CEO..CEO's LEAD the company and its workers..technical issues needn't be micromanaged by the company CEO.
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Tim travels abroad YET AGAIN to be feted by the not-so-high-and-mighty.

And....IOS and Mac OS have security issues dating back to the beginning of Tim's reign. Plus, IOS 7.1 still not released. Plus, issues with Thunder cables rotting. Plus, too many 'rights' issues in the fore. Sadly, MANAGEMENT of Apple seems to have fallen to the worker level and ON SITE LEADERSHIP needs some attention.

Hey Tim, I know you are not evil or lacking in capabilities but maybe back off from the too many, too often trips to Asia and Europe. Just 'sayin.
Give it a rest.

Diplomacy pays up. Very good to pay attention to every one. Well done for Cook.

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Yeah, let go of an ultimate PR opportunity in a growing country, (when the leader of that country decides to attend the store opening, the company CEO should be present: As a sign of respect. This is true for most nations) in addition to the deal with the department of education in the country that could be responsible for upto 4.5 billion dollars!

TC is no longer the day-day manager of apple, he is the CEO..CEO's LEAD the company and its workers..technical issues needn't be micromanaged by the company CEO.
Very well said.
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Old Mar 5, 2014, 06:57 PM   #13
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Considering that Turkey is considering buying an iPad for every single schoolchild in the country, I'd say this is time well spent. Turkey has a population of about 75,000,000. It is potentially Apple's largest single customer.
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Lot of german tourists will probably get to buy Apple products at a lower cost than what they sell in EU.
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Yeah, let go of an ultimate PR opportunity in a growing country, (when the leader of that country decides to attend the store opening, the company CEO should be present: As a sign of respect. This is true for most nations) in addition to the deal with the department of education in the country that could be responsible for upto 4.5 billion dollars!

TC is no longer the day-day manager of apple, he is the CEO..CEO's LEAD the company and its workers..technical issues needn't be micromanaged by the company CEO.
Turkey? Growing? You mean, bubbling. No real growth there, and I hope apple converts all their Lyra to dollars before the hyperinflation resumes...
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Turkey? Growing? You mean, bubbling. No real growth there, and I hope apple converts all their Lyra to dollars before the hyperinflation resumes...
Not growing in terms of their economy, but a growth market for apple as a company..
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Istanbul, not Constantinople?
Either or.

Look on the positive side, at least this article is not about Apple trying to open a new Apple Store in Kiev or Moscow this month.
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Lot of german tourists will probably get to buy Apple products at a lower cost than what they sell in EU.
Indeed!

You can get €479 priced iPad Air Wi-Fi 16 GB in Germany, for €396 (including tax refund by GlobalBlue) in Turkey.

Plus two years of international warranty for every device!
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Indeed!

You can get €479 priced iPad Air Wi-Fi 16 GB in Germany, for €396 (including tax refund by GlobalBlue) in Turkey.

Plus two years of international warranty for every device!
Dunno about two years of warranty. Only one year's warranty in most EU countries as Apple's website clearly states. What does Turkish law provide for since EU directives do not apply to products bought outside of the EU? From what I can see on Apple's Turkish site you only get 90 days of warranty plus local Turkish consumer protection, which obviously does not extend outside the borders of Turkey.
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Dunno about two years of warranty. Only one year's warranty in most EU countries as Apple's website clearly states. What does Turkish law provide for since EU directives do not apply to products bought outside of the EU? From what I can see on Apple's Turkish site you only get 90 days of warranty plus local Turkish consumer protection, which obviously does not extend outside the borders of Turkey.
According to Apple Store's Turkish website, the international warranty is 2 years. Turkish law mandates the companies to give at least 2-year warranty with every product. Apple makes it better by making the second year also international.
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With ISIS in the country i don't think Apple needs to have more stores in Turkey.
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Tim travels abroad YET AGAIN to be feted by the not-so-high-and-mighty.

And....IOS and Mac OS have security issues dating back to the beginning of Tim's reign. Plus, IOS 7.1 still not released. Plus, issues with Thunder cables rotting. Plus, too many 'rights' issues in the fore. Sadly, MANAGEMENT of Apple seems to have fallen to the worker level and ON SITE LEADERSHIP needs some attention.

Hey Tim, I know you are not evil or lacking in capabilities but maybe back off from the too many, too often trips to Asia and Europe. Just 'sayin.
Yeh Tim get back to your computer and start coding there are defects to be fixed you slacker.
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According to Apple Store's Turkish website, the international warranty is 2 years. Turkish law mandates the companies to give at least 2-year warranty with every product. Apple makes it better by making the second year also international.
Is the warranty full or limited?
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Is the warranty full or limited?
Limited and limitations are subject to consumer protection law. I have checked warranty conditions of both Apple USA and Apple Turkey, in "WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY?" section exact same things are written.
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