Apple Planning New Mexico Retail Location In San Luis Potosi Mall
Apple will be opening a new Apple Store in Mexico in a move to expand its empire around the world. The new store will be located in the El Dorado mall that is currently under construction in the city of San Luis Potosi. Although the company has not confirmed the news, one of the mall’s sections has been branded “Próximamente,” which means “coming soon”. In addition, the company is said to be hiring people that will be working in the new store. This is according to people close to the matter.
Apple’s first store in Mexico was opened at the Centro Santa Fe mall in September last year and the company is now working on opening another store in Mexico City. The store in San Luis Potosi will be Apple’s third store in the country. The new location in Mexico City is said to be the company’s flagship with a design similar to the company’s World Trade Center store in New York City. The store is said to occupy several levels with a retail space and a Genius Bar separated from one another. The new store will add to 497 of Apple’s total stores spread out in 22 countries as well as an online store which is available in 39 countries.
There is no information on when the new San Luis Potosi will start operation but Apple seems to be moving with the mall construction timeline with somethings already moved into the location in addition to hiring staff. The retail location’s size and design are also matter of mere speculation with very scant details out so far.
In another segment, Apple will be running a global refresh of its older location on May 16th. The exercise will see the company integrate some of features in the new stores into the older and smaller stores which cannot accommodate the complete redesign. The redesign has been described as a “‘halfway house’ between the company’s new looks and the original old looks. The company recently showcased a motorized carbon fiber windows in its store located in the Dubai mall. Apple is also working on opening a new store in Singapore.