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| November 1, 2013
At Long Last, Turkey Gets An Apple Online Store
It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally launched an Apple Online Store in Turkey, making it possible for consumers in the country to purchase Macs, iDevices, and accessories online, directly from the Cupertino, Calif. company. The news comes following additional information concerning Turkey's first ever Apple Retail Store. As a reminder, Apple's retail presence is set to expand to Istanbul, and particularly the city's Zorlu Center (pictured below), at some point in early 2014. The new Apple Retail Store will be located between two designer label stores, and once launched, it'll mean Apple has retail locations in 15 different countries. [caption id="attachment_481602" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Istanbul's Zorlu Center.[/caption] Now, however, Cult of Mac has drawn attention to a brand new Apple Online Store for Turkey, which appears to have launched recently. All of Apple's new products are available save for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. These should arrive at some point in the near future, possibly with the second wave of Apple's iPad launch. As a reminder, the launch countries for Apple's iPad Air include:
The US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Wi-Fi models only), Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.The iPad mini with Retina display, however, is instead set to launch "later in November." Our international readers can keep up to date with Apple's work outside of the United States by checking our weekly AppAdvice International column. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Apple Discontinues All But Dark Gray Smart Covers, Cases For Older 9.7-Inch iPads, Orders For Apple's iPad Air Go Live In The Apple Online Store: Get Yours Now, and Apple Takes Down Online Store Ahead Of iPad Air Launch In U.S..