Apple reportedly scoping out first South Korea retail location

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple's (AAPL +0.9%claimed to have looked at locations in close proximity to Samsung's (OTC:SSNLF) headquarters and D'light global flagship location. An Apple spokesman is not providing much further clarity, however, commenting that "no announcements about a store there" have been made.

Stores in mainland China (36), Hong Kong (6) and Japan (7) are presently open, though an entry into South Korea would signal a more pronounced effort to compete in its smartphone market where Samsung and LG Electronics hold an estimated 80% share.

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