updated 09:40 am EST, Tue December 26, 2006
Apple retail in Taiwan
Apple opened its first large-scale Apple retail store in Taiwan, according to a new report. The new retail store, which opened December 23, is in Taipei, the Digitimes reported: "The new Apple Computer store is located in an area of Taipei famous for a large number of consumer electronic stores and has three floors with a total floor space of about 397 square meters (4,270 square feet) and cost NT$150 million (US$4.6 million) to set up, the sources pointed out. Unlike retail outlets set up and operated by Taiwan-based sales agents, the new store represents Apple Computer's brand image in Taiwan." The report also says that Sony will establish a large retail shop inside a new large SOGO department store scheduled to open early next year and "will provide open space for customers to experience using Sony products."