Update: 4 May 2017
Ladies and gentlemen you can finally countdown the days for when the Apple Store will be opening!
Unveiled today, is a facade that still pretty much covers what the interior of Apple’s first retail store in Southeast Asia would look like.
Called Apple Orchard Road, the official opening date is still shrouded in mystery, but we can at least confirm that the Apple Store is indeed a reality now.
The facade goes by the theme of “Apple Loves the Little Red Dot” and features 12 individuals in Singapore who are representative of our diverse and incredible creative community.
They range from photographers, film makers, musicians, illustrators, developers, and entrepreneurs, and these group of people are aptly called the “Red Dot Heroes”
It is no surprise either that they will also be part of the “Today at Apple” program where people can come down to the Apple Store to attend sessions taught by these creative individuals.
May is going to be an exciting month.
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?
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.