Photos Show Striking Glass Design For Turkey’s First Apple Store

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Some photos have leaked showing Apple’s first Turkish physical retail store days before it opens.

The images were posted to Instagram by user orbaygumus, and depict a large cuboid glass structure, similar to the glass installations at Apple Stores in New York and Shanghai. All that is currently missing is a giant Apple logo.

Apple’s Istanbul Store is set to open its doors at 10am local time on Saturday, April 5 — located in the city’s high end Zorlu Shopping Center. Tim Cook is expected to attend the opening, alongside Turkish president Abdullah Gül.

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The store reportedly covers 21,500-square-feet of space, and includes a showroom floor, special event areas, and dual Genius Bars.

Apple got its first online Apple Store back in November, while earlier this year a team of Apple executives met with Turkish president Gül today to discuss a deal that could see the 15 million iPads introduced to Turkish schools.

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