Apple, one of the world most valuable company known for producing a suite of products, notably your iPhones and iPads, is reported to have opened an office in Indonesia.
According to Indonesia blog MakeMac, information about the new Apple office in Indonesia’s capital is now visible on the website of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia as well as on the ‘contact’ section of Apple’s Indonesia site. The Apple office is located at the World Trade Center II building in Jakarta – the same building as Baidu Indonesia and Intel Indonesia.
As noted by Tech in Asia, whom called up the Indonesia office, it is unclear what role the Indonesia office is playing in Apple’s expansion to Asia. There’s still no word on a much-anticipated Apple Store for Jakarta. With no official stores in the country, Indonesians can only buy Apple products through official Apple reseller stores such iBox Indonesia or via a mobile telco.
This is the second high-profile tech office spotted opening up in Indonesia so far this year. In March, Facebook opened its office in Jakarta to empower its business development in the country. Unlike Apple, Facebook Indonesia is located at a relatively small office in Pacific Place Building Jakarta.
Twitter, another tech giant, recently also set it eyes on Indonesia, and might have plans to open an office in Indonesia.
All tech companies are looking at Indonesia, because the 250 million population country is predominantly a mobile centric country. Mobile phone subscription in Indonesia – a country with over 240 million people – reached 290 million in 2012 as people frequently carried two or more devices. It is definitely natural and only fitting for Apple to have a physical presence there.