Apple’s 1st Retail Store in Singapore has made huge progress in the recent weeks, from the barricades being removed to having it to be wrapped up featuring the Retail Store’s name with the phrase “Apple Loves Singapore” in emoji or in term of shapes.
Apple Orchard Road will open on May 27 at 10 am and is now officially in the list of Retail Stores around the world, with Singapore being added in the list of countries with an Apple Retail Store. This comes after a 19-month long wait since October 2015 when Apple first announced plans of having a Retail Store.
According to The Straits Times, workers has been seen putting up a date on the Apple Retail Store marked, “27.05.17”. The Apple Orchard Road will officially open next Saturday on 27th May 2017 at 10 am (1000hrs).
Most of Apple’s Retail Stores opens on a Saturday and as, like Apple Orchard Road, it indeed falls on a Saturday. The previously rumoured date of May 22 by a worker seems to contradict the day that usually Apple opens their Retail Stores.
On the Singapore’s version of Apple’s website, it has been updated to feature the new Retail Store and with a week and a half to the opening, Apple’s website for the Retail Store is currently live now.
isn’t live yet. The website should come live as days to come.
Aside from the Retail Store, Apple has also introduced on its website, “Today at Apple” with exclusive performances and sessions to coincide with the first few days of the opening.
Stay tuned for more! Will you be visiting the Retail Store when it opens?
DBS and POSB have featured a promotion with the Cathay Pacific app for destinations to Japan via Apple Pay.
Apart from the contactless transaction from the terminals in the retail outlets, some apps are able to support Apple Pay which means, you are able to pay for purchases on your apps with fingerprint with Apple Pay. There is no need to re-enter your name, credit or debit card details and address as these data are retrieved from the Wallet app securely.
According to DBS Lifestyle website:
Exclusively for DBS/POSB Cardmembers on Apple Pay:
- Enjoy special two-to-travel fares to Japan from S$578/pax all-in when you book on Cathay Pacific app with Apple Pay.
- Receive a free Wolero limousine ride (one-way) for first 300 customers with a min. spend of S$1,100.
UPDATE (11 May): Apple has made various changes and enhancements in the Transit info for Singapore as it gets fully rolled out.
Colours of the respective MRT lines now enabled in the Transit info.
With the Apple Retail Store to open around the corner, Apple’s Transit info is now available in Singapore via Apple’s Maps app, according to Apple’s iOS Feature Availability.
Apple’s Love for the Red Dot
Last night, as reported by The Straits Times, the white canvas and barricades has (finally) been removed at the front of the Apple Retail Store. However, the insides has yet been revealed and the Retail Store will be named “Apple Orchard Road”.
On Apple’s website, the Retail Store isn’t listed yet, questioning a confirmed opening date though sources claim it will open on May 22.