Apple today announced that its first store Taiwan called “Apple Taipei 101” will be opened to consumers on July 1.
Located on the ground floor of the iconic Taipei 101, the store will bring Apple’s products, services and in-store experiences to customers in Taiwan for the first time.
Apple Taipei 101 will host new “Today at Apple” programmes, including more than 60 free hands-on sessions designed for customers of all ages to take their creative skills to the next level around topics including photography and video, art and design, music, coding and more.
The 130 employees at Apple Taipei 101 will introduce customers in Taiwan to Apple’s best products, services and in-store experiences.
The 130 highly trained store team members are ready to offer the services that have become the hallmark of Apple Stores around the world. Apple Taipei 101 will also offer hands-on training to entrepreneurs, developers and other business customers in The Boardroom.
After buying a new Apple product customers are offered Personal Setup to help them customise their device and Apple Geniuses provide free tech advice and support every day.
Earlier this month Apple announced the location with a barricade of hand-cut fabric by Taiwanese artist Yang Shih-Yi that depicts the Banyan tree, a traditional meeting place. Stickers of Yang Shih-Yi’s design are now available on the App Store for iMessage.
Up till now, Taiwanese Apple users have relied on its site or authorised resellers like Youth, Studio A, and iStore to buy products.
Apple’s major suppliers, including Foxconn, are already headquartered in Taiwan despite having operating factories in China.