Singapore's first ever Apple store might just be unveiled in May

Singapore's first ever Apple store might just be unveiled in May
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I don't think anyone would have forgotten about the massively covered retail facade over at Knightsbridge where Singapore's first ever Apple store is allegedly being built behind closed doors.

Since last year, the Apple faithful has been counting down the days when they will finally be able to set foot in the legendary Apple store on home soil.

If a report by news site CNBC is anything to go by, their wish might have just been granted.

Looks Like The Apple Will be Dropping In May

According to 'sources' whom CNBC quoted, it was mentioned that whatever problems that the construction of the Apple store has faced has been resolved and that it is on course for its launch in the coming month in the heart of Orchard Road.

What's interesting is that these 'sources' were described as people who were aware of the situation, and from what was described, are also staff of a neighbouring retail store and hotel.

The reliability of these 'sources' can be doubtful as they were not people who are directly involved with the construction of the Apple store.

CNBC also spoke to the vice president of IDC Asia Pacific, Bryan Ma.

He shares how significant this new Apple store will be because it has the potential to converge Apple fans from not only in Singapore, but also the region, since it is the only official retail store for Apple in Southeast Asia.

To round off the report, of course the news site got in touch with Apple to find out if this news is indeed true.

While Apple's head of corporate communications for Southeast Asia and India who responded to them did not deny that an Apple store was being built in Singapore, it was also mentioned that construction was going on as scheduled, and that there isn't a specific date for its opening.

Singapore May Indeed Be Next

If you remembered earlier this year in February, CEO Tim Cook and notable executives from Apple made a press conference call to share the company's sales figures to round off a strong 2016 with another record breaking year in revenue.

In that announcement as well, Apple's CEO also mentioned that the tech giant was also looking to open their first stores in Dubai and Singapore.

Well guess which one of them recently got their curtains lifted?

Photo: Foster+Partners

Here's the Apple store in Dubai. Located in the grand Dubai Mall, the store is designed by renowned architectural firm Foster+Partners and features one the world's largest kinetic art installation as its facade to put it as the centerpiece of the mall.

It looks set to rival even the Burj Khalifa in attracting visitors into the Gulf region through its first Apple store.

The one in Singapore in all likelihood will have a similar effect.

Apple fans in Southeast Asia are definitely waiting for the big day to arrive where they travel here not just for the Marina Bay Sands and Universal Studios, but also the Apple store.

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