Join us at TNW Conference 2021 for insights into the future of tech →

The heart of tech

This article was published on November 12, 2012


    Apple hiring in Brazil and Turkey, Retail Stores coming to Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul

    Apple hiring in Brazil and Turkey, Retail Stores coming to Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul Image by: Kevork Djansezian
    Anna Heim
    Story by

    Anna Heim

    Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie with a love for technology.

    Apple has published several job openings today that reveal plans to open stores in new locations. As a matter of fact, some of these retail-related opportunities are located in Brazil and Turkey, two countries that don’t have any official Apple Retail Stores.

    While the exact location isn’t explicitely listed, further digging reveals that its first retail stores in Turkey and Brazil will be respectively based in Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro.

    The workaround we used to find these details was spotted by a reader of Brazilian tech blog MacMagazine, Cesar Parzianello, who noticed that the application process asks candidates to confirm which stores they are interested in. We also took our own screenshots for both countries:

    While it is certainly interesting to see Apple finally gain its own foothold in these two emerging markets, we suspect that it won’t limit itself to one store per country. More importantly, we already have clues that other stores could follow, as it is hiring a Market Leader (read: regional leader working across multiple stores) for both Brazil and Turkey.

    Image credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images