updated 01:25 pm EDT, Mon October 13, 2008
New Zealand store moves
A New Zealand-based Apple reseller, MagnumMac, has recently purchased a new building for occupation. Construction has already begun on the new storefront, which will be located in the center of Auckland's Newmarket shopping district, on the corner of Broadway and Khyber Pass. The location will serve as a replacement to a previous site in Newton, for which the lease expires in December. Existing customers have raised some concerns about the area's bad parking, but are claimed to understand the appeal of such a high-profile location. MagnumMac says it hopes to model the Newmarket shop after Apple's successful US-based stores, where the customer experience is highest priority.
Apple fans in the Philippines are also welcoming a new reseller, which has been dubbed Switch. The company was founded by Ben Loo, who claims to want frustrated PC users to make the switch to Macs. The initial store will be located in Alabang Town Center, one of the country's premier shopping locations.