Apple's Istanbul Store Will Open April 4, Tim Cook and Turkish President to Attend

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Apple's Istanbul Store Will Open April 4, Tim Cook and Turkish President to Attend
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  3. sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
  4. Silencio macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    That's nobody's business but the Turks.
  5. DondurmacI macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2013
    Cook and Gül met in Ankara, which is the capital city.
  6. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    No, you can't go back to Constantinople!
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople!
  7. hindmost macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2009
    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.
  8. ladeer, Mar 5, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
  9. szw-mapple fan macrumors 65816

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    Tim needs iTimeMachine for that.
  10. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    There are so many issues with what you said, I don't even know where to start.
  11. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2013
    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.
  12. i.mac macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2007
    Give it a rest.

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


    Very well said.
  13. sessamoid macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2011
    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.
  14. krravi macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2010
    Lot of german tourists will probably get to buy Apple products at a lower cost than what they sell in EU.
  15. clibinarius macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2010
    Turkey? Growing? You mean, bubbling. No real growth there, and I hope apple converts all their Lyra to dollars before the hyperinflation resumes...
  16. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2013
    Not growing in terms of their economy, but a growth market for apple as a company..
  17. Solomani macrumors 68030


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    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.
  18. memorystick macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2014

    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!
  19. weckart macrumors 68040

    Nov 7, 2004
    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.
  20. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    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.
  21. Bonte macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2002
    Bruges, Belgium
    With ISIS in the country i don't think Apple needs to have more stores in Turkey. :(
  22. everything-i macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2012
    London, UK
    Yeh Tim get back to your computer and start coding there are defects to be fixed you slacker.:rolleyes:
  23. weckart macrumors 68040

    Nov 7, 2004
    Is the warranty full or limited?
  24. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    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.
  25. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006
    Puttin' on the Ritz.

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