Apple recruiting for its first Taiwan retail store


Apple is growing like a weed in China. Apple's retail stores have always been attractive places, but their newest store in the West Lake shopping center in Hangzhou, China, is more than attractive: it's gorgeous. Credit: Apple
Apple's gorgeous retail store in Hangzhou, China.
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Apple has started recruiting employees for its debut Apple Store in Taiwan, which is set to be located in the country’s capital city of Taipei.

While Apple has long since worked with Taiwanese manufacturers like TMSC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), this will be the first Apple retail outlet to open in Taiwan. We doubt it’ll be the last, though!

India may finally be about to get its own Apple Stores


Apple Store Union Square San Francisco
Apple may finally get the chance to open major Apple Stores in India.
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It’s been a long time coming, but from the sound of things India is finally about to get its first official Apple Store, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple’s biggest supporter? None other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to grant the company a three-year exemption to India’s rules about foreign single-brand retailers sourcing a significant portion of their products from India.

Apple Stores will now pay you to sign up for Apple Pay


Now is a good time to sign up for Apple Pay.
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The next time you make a purchase at your local Apple Store, expect to be asked if you want to buy your items with Apple Pay.

Apple is launching a new promotion for its contactless payment system this week that will emphasize paying with your iPhone or Apple Watch rather than busting out a credit card. And those that haven’t signed up for Apple Pay yet will get some free money.