Istanbul Apple Store Taking Shape Ahead of April Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Turkey's first Apple Store is nearing completion, as seen in new photos posted by Turkish Apple blog ElmaDergisi (via AppleToolbox). Taken on March 24 and 25, the images show the progress on the upcoming Istanbul location.

    Located in the heart of Istanbul's multi-use Zorlu Center, the store is said to feature a concept that includes a design with a cubic glass ceiling. As can be seen in the photos, the wooden frame covering the building has been removed, but the structure itself, said to be entirely glass, remains under wraps.

    According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Istanbul store will be unique among Apple retail locations, spanning more than 20,000 square feet with a portion of the store located underground.

    The Istanbul Apple Store is rumored to open on Friday, April 4. Both Tim Cook and Turkish president Abdullah Gül are both expected to attend the opening.

    Article Link: Istanbul Apple Store Taking Shape Ahead of April Launch
  2. TXCherokee macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2012
  3. Gudi macrumors 68020


    May 3, 2013
    Berlin, Berlin
    I'm curious, is there a list of all Apple Stores ordered by size in square meters? :confused:
  4. Cuban Missles macrumors 68040

    Cuban Missles

    Funny to see an Apple store being built in front of Crate and Barrel store in Istanbul. Just saying...
  5. captain cadet macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
  6. MacLC macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013
    the president?

    I can see inviting the mayor or governor, but the president himself almost makes this a political endorsement.

    Also if the shape is as it appears from the outside, connections have already been made with NYC store and a certain location revered as holy by many Turks. If they see that symbol used as a bastion of consumerism and affluenza they will either be really honored or really upset, but I would almost put my money on the latter.

    Royal Dutch Shell performs constant global "what if" games to prepare for even the most unlikely global or regional crisis and hopefully avoid them. I hope Apple did likewise with this building.
  7. MrPhineas macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    I wonder if the iDevices that will be sold in that Apple Store will have a customised version of iOS without Twitter integration :D
  8. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I assume that will be concrete or pavement surrounding the cube. But right now it looks like a reflecting pool, and that would look awesome: a glass cube surrounded by a moat, a neo-modernist castle. They could have a glass drawbridge for the entrance.
  9. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    I don't think I would feel safe working there.
  10. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014

    jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    It's nobody's business but the Turk's.
  12. ZOZO139434371 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2014
  13. melendezest macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2010
    Dude, is that a skatepark next to it? That'd be sweet.
  14. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
  15. Arran macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    At first glance I thought it was Cristo up to his old tricks. That, or Hajj.

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  16. DrFix macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2014
    Well,let's put it this way.

    Christopher Columbus's voyage to the America in 1492
    The USA was founded On July 4, 1776.
    What was it called before 1776 or even 1492?

    And we call one of our nicest cities Istanbul since 29th May 1453.It's simple as that :)

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