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Video Provides Walkthrough of Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Opening Day

Thursday September 10, 2020 3:41 am PDT by
Apple today opened its new Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore, and YouTube channel Superadrianme TV has produced a video walkthrough, embedded below, that gives viewers a real sense of what it's like to visit the stunning one-of-a-kind construction. The video includes Apple's traditional clapping welcome for customers at an official store opening, the 45-meter-long underwater...

Apple's Marina Bay Sands Retail Store to Open Soon in Singapore

Monday August 24, 2020 2:05 am PDT by
Apple today announced the imminent opening of Apple Marina Bay Sands, its third and arguably most distinctive retail store in the country of Singapore. Image credit: Today Apple Marina Bay Sands has a unique dome-like design unlike any other Apple store. The spherical structure sits on a body of water that was previously occupied by the mega-nightclub Avalon on Singapore's Marina Bay, home to ...

Tim Cook Visits Japan and Singapore to Meet With Developers and Employees [Updated]

Monday December 9, 2019 3:57 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been touring Tokyo, Japan over the last few days, meeting with local employees, developers, healthcare experts, and others. Cook has been documenting the trip on his Twitter account. Cook has traveled to several countries for meets and greets during his eight-year tenure as Apple CEO, including France and Germany in September. He has also visited Canada, China,...

Two Beautiful New Apple Stores Expected to Open Soon in Singapore

Wednesday March 27, 2019 7:52 am PDT by
Apple's first and only retail store in Singapore opened at the Knightsbridge Mall shopping complex on Orchard Road in 2017. Now, a report says the iPhone maker plans to open two additional stores in the island country later this year. A render of Jewel Changi Airport The Straits Times reports that one of Apple's new stores will open at Jewel Changi Airport within Singapore's main airport. The ...

Apple Expands Swift Curriculum and Plans Opening of New Developer Academies in Southeast Asia

Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:56 am PDT by
Apple this week announced an increased commitment to coding and education in Southeast Asia through the expansion of its App Development with Swift curriculum at partner schools in Singapore. The company also announced the opening of Indonesia's second Apple Developer Academy in Surabaya. In Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and RMIT Online have each launched app...

Apple Singapore Investigating Multiple Fraudulent Charges to iTunes Accounts

Monday July 23, 2018 3:23 am PDT by
Apple is investigating dozens of cases of fraudulent iTunes account charges in Singapore, according to local news reports over the weekend. Channel News Asia spoke to two people in the Southeast Asian country who said they had both lost several thousand dollars through fraudulent transactions processed through their iTunes accounts. Apple Orchard Road in Singapore (Image via Strait Times) Tw...

Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public

Friday May 26, 2017 8:32 pm PDT by
Apple today officially opened up its first retail location in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, to the public at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store marks the newest addition to Apple's next-generation retail rollout, following similar design principles and community-focused values seen at Apple Union Square in San Francisco and Apple Dubai Mall. So honored to spend some time this ...

New Images Provide Detailed Glimpse Into Apple Orchard Road in Singapore

Thursday May 25, 2017 7:19 am PDT by
After removing the barricades from its brand new retail location in Singapore, Apple this week has allowed a few reporters to tour the inside of Apple Orchard Road ahead of its grand opening this Saturday, May 27 (via CNET). The location marks Apple's first store in Southeast Asia. The outside of the store features an all-glass design that spans 120 feet, allowing anyone passing by to glimpse...

Interior of 'Apple Orchard Road' in Singapore Unveiled Ahead of Grand Opening

Monday May 22, 2017 7:01 am PDT by
Apple last night removed the blockades previously obscuring the inside of its new retail location in Singapore, which will officially be called Apple Orchard Road when it opens this Saturday, May 27 (via The Straits Times). After the "Apple Loves Singapore" artwork was removed from the location, people passing by have gotten the chance to take a glimpse inside the two levels of the store....

Singapore's First Apple Store Opens May 27

Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:44 am PDT by
Apple's first retail store in both Singapore and Southeast Asia will open Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time, according to an official opening date recently added to the white facade covering the long-awaited Orchard Road location. As noted by The Straits Times, workers were seen adding the opening date on the white facade that covers the front of the store at the Knightsbridge...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Singapore

Tuesday May 9, 2017 10:39 am PDT by
As Apple prepares to open its first retail store in Singapore, the company has also expanded Apple Maps feature availability in the city-state, enabling transit directions. Transit information may still be in the process of rolling out to all customers, but according to the iOS section of Apple's Singaporean website, and a feature availability list, transit directions are live in Singapore. ...

Apple's First Retail Location in Singapore Close to Opening as 'Apple Loves Singapore' Mural Revealed

Thursday May 4, 2017 5:29 am PDT by
Construction barricades have recently begun disappearing around Apple's first retail location in Singapore, revealing a large mural and 12 smaller pieces of artwork that showcase the Apple logo, a heart, and a little red dot, referencing Apple's love for Singapore. Inside each of the little red dots Apple has personalized the barricades further, changing the artwork to represent illustrator...

Apple Expands Carrier Billing to Italy, Singapore, and Austria

Wednesday March 1, 2017 6:19 am PST by
Apple has enabled carrier billing in Austria for Drei customers, Italy for Three customers, and Singapore for M1 Limited customers, expanding upon the feature's existing availability among select carriers in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes content, App Store apps,...

HSBC Now Accepts Apple Pay in Singapore

Thursday December 1, 2016 5:06 am PST by
HSBC has announced it now accepts Apple Pay in Singapore as of December 1. Visa and MasterCard credit cards issued by the bank can now be used with Apple Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted in the country. Between now and January 15, 2017, the first 8,000 HSBC customers will receive $5 off every Apple Pay transaction with their HSBC credit cards, with a minimum spend of $10 per...

Apple Progressing on First Retail Stores in Singapore and Mexico City

Wednesday July 27, 2016 6:27 am PDT by
In addition to expanding its retail footprint in China over the past few years, Apple is moving ahead with new stores in other countries. Photos obtained by MacRumors from reader Myles today reveal progress on Apple's first retail store in Singapore, a location that has been confirmed by Apple since November 2015 and under renovation since earlier this year. Construction of the store's glass ...

Apple Pay Support in Singapore Expands to Five Major Banks

Tuesday May 24, 2016 5:23 pm PDT by
Apple Pay launched in Singapore in April through a partnership with American Express, and at the time, the Apple Pay website in Singapore said Apple Pay would be available to Visa card holders and major banks in the near future. Starting today, Apple Pay support is expanding beyond American Express. Apple Pay can now be used with major Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit and debit...

iOS 9 Now Supports Spotlight Suggestions in 7 More Countries

Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:47 am PDT by
Apple this month has expanded Spotlight Suggestions to seven additional regions for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 9 or later. The localized feature is now supported in Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Spotlight Suggestions, such as popular contacts, frequently opened apps, nearby amenities, and local...

Apple Maps Traffic Data Expands to Singapore and Malaysia

Thursday March 3, 2016 6:42 am PST by
Apple Maps has been updated with new traffic data in Singapore and Malaysia, providing users with real-time updates about vehicular traffic in the neighboring southeast Asia countries. As usual, highly congested areas will have orange or red dotted lines along the roads to indicate that drivers may face delays. Apple has yet to list Singapore or Malaysia under Apple Maps: Traffic on its iOS...

MasterCard May Support Apple Pay in Canada, Brazil and Asia This Year

Monday February 29, 2016 1:12 pm PST by
Apple Pay is supported by large financial institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, but the mobile payments service can only be used with non-bank-issued American Express credit cards in Australia and Canada. Apple Pay does not support big banks in either country. That could soon change in at least Canada, as MacRumors has learned that MasterCard has Apple Pay support in...

Apple Raising App Store Pricing in Canada and Six Other Markets

Monday January 18, 2016 11:22 am PST by
Apple today informed developers that App Store price tiers, including in-app purchases, will be rising in Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa within 72 hours (via The Next Web). In Canada, for example, Tier 1 pricing will increase to $1.39, a 20-cent rise over current $1.19 pricing. That means a $1 app on the U.S. App Store will now sell for $1.39 on the...