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Apple has secured a lease at the Antara Fashion Hall shopping center in Mexico City, where it will open a new flagship retail store, according to a person familiar with the matter. The store's design will be similar to Apple's multi-level World Trade Center location in New York City, the person said.

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Antara Fashion Hall will mark Apple's second retail location in Mexico after opening its Via Santa Fe store last year, also in Mexico City.

Elsewhere in Latin America, Apple will soon decide whether to open two additional stores in Brazil, potentially including a flagship store in São Paulo, according to our source. Apple is also said to be exploring leases for its first store in Argentina, which is expected to open by the end of 2018.

Meanwhile, in the United States, Apple continues to revamp a number of its older retail locations. Apple said its Burlington, Massachusetts store will be temporarily closed for renovations starting April 23, while GeekWire recently uncovered plans for a new University Village store in Seattle.

MacRumors has also received unconfirmed tips about Apple's plans to relocate its stores at Valley Fair in Santa Clara, CA and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. Apple now has over 35 next-generation Apple Stores in the United States, including its newly reopened Woodland Mall store in Grand Rapids, MI.

Article Link: Apple to Open Flagship Store in Mexico City and Potentially São Paulo
 
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BaccaBossMC

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It is good to see that Apple seems to be expanding their Apple Store coverage. That way, you can try out the products before buying or get help without having to drive a long way.
 

kemal

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Good. That will open up bitching (in person) about the lack of Mac Pro updates to 20 million more people.
 

Pablo.A.Pucci

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Here in Argentina there are several resellers, but the coming of flagship store own by Apple it self would create a much better experience with the brand, will mandatory make the level of the game, grow. And will get every product and accessories of their line.

Really good news. Can´t wait
 

HJM.NL

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It's nice to see Apple's presence expanding by opening new stores. But there's a big BUT, at an even higher rate I see Apple retailers quit shop.its really sad to see long time retailers file for bankruptcy while Apple is putting up 'luxury' shops. Sadly the brand wants to be the Gucci and Prada from tech with their offerings similar priced. It's a pity Apple doesn't realize that tech is not comparable with luxury brands in clothing. Gucci and Prada will hold value for much longer time than tech. Because in tech is already outdated the day after it went to market.
 

MN7119

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They better find a good place to have a store in Sao Paulo. In a place where a top MacBook Pro cost the same as a brand new car (it can reach USD$12,000) and an iPhone 7 almost USD$2,000 the Apple Store will have to be more secure than a jewelry store.
 
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nzgeorge

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They better find a good place to have a store in Sao Paulo. In a place where a top MacBook Pro cost the same as a brand new car (it can reach USD$12,000) and an iPhone 7 almost USD$2,000 the Apple Store will have to be more secure than a jewelry store.

Sao Paulo would have to be the most expensive place in the world to buy Apple. It would be cheaper to fly to Hong Kong and back and buy your electronics there.
 

MN7119

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Sao Paulo would have to be the most expensive place in the world to buy Apple. It would be cheaper to fly to Hong Kong and back and buy your electronics there.
That is why many Brazilians fly to Miami to buy Apple products. They get to enjoy a little vacation and buy their Apple products for less than what would cost them to buy in Brazil. The only problem is to deal with Customs when they get back since they only allow $500 per passenger in purchases abroad. They may be lucky to just go through but if they are selected for inspection they will make their lives miserable.
 
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