Apple’s first Taiwan store has an opening date — and it’s soon

The China Post with CNA

Apple Inc. announced Wednesday on its Taiwan website that its highly anticipated, first directly owned retail store in the market will open on July 1.

The store, located in the Taipei 101 shopping mall, had already been announced, but its opening date had remained a mystery until now.

People can’t wait.

Not even Hungry Girl.

And as much as they’re looking forward to the opening, they seem to be enjoying the artwork put up around the location even more.

The elaborate work was created by Taiwanese paper cutting artist Yang Shih-yi (楊士毅).

Customers will have access to the full range of Apple products and services in the retail space and learn from and exchange ideas with each other, the company said.

Apple currently authorizes third parties to run stores that sell its products in Taiwan and also sells its products through its online platform.

The presence of the first official Apple store is expected to please many fans of iPhones and iPads in Taiwan. It has even got a shoutout from Apple chief Tim Cook.

Apple has opened almost 500 retail stores in 17 countries, with 270 in the United States and 225 in the other 16 countries.