Apple is set to open its first Turkish retail store in Istanbul on Saturday, April 5, and now a handful of images taken of the new retail venue have surfaced online.
The store features a striking all-glass exterior and as we’ve explained before, it’s located in Istanbul’s high end Zorlu Shopping Center. Apple’s new store is indeed scheduled to open its doors this coming Saturday, and CEO Tim Cook is expected to attend the Grand Opening along with Turkish president Abdullah Gül.
As a reminder, Turkey got its own Apple Online Store back in November, and before this, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited a handful of Silicon Valley companies – including Apple, Google, and Microsoft – in order to seek out suitable mobile devices for a new education initiative.
The Turkish government then purchased millions of iPads for Turkey’s public schools.
Apple is continuing to embark upon a retail expansion that’s recently seen Cupertino announce, build, and even launch new stores in Hanover, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Brazil, and Brisbane. The company’s new senior vice president of Retail, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, is set to join Apple later this year.
We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.