Since Tim Cook has become Appleâ€™s CEO, the company has become more interested in expanding its international reach. A very important aspect of this plan is the launch of more brick-and-mortar Apple Stores across the globe. Rumors of the first official Apple Store in Turkey have been going on for almost a year, and now theyâ€™ve finally been confirmed as Appleâ€™s first Apple store opened up today in Istanbul at the Zorlu Center.
Actually, this is also Appleâ€™s first Apple Store in the Eastern Europe and Asia Minor region, as well. Tim Cook made the announcement on Twitter, as well: TeşekkÃ¼r ederim to our customers in Istanbul and all the people of Turkey.
As you can see for yourself in the screenshot, the new Apple Store is mostly subterranean with a glass upward protrusion, with four large panes of glass covered by a white roof. Of course, thereâ€™s the trademark darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain. Of course, the new building comes with the same beautiful architectural design that we have come to expect from Apple Stores.