Apple announces new store in South Korea with special wallpaper available for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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Apple this week announced the upcoming opening of its largest retail store in South Korea in Seoul’s Myeongdong district.

Apple Myeongdong will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Due to the pandemic, attendance at the opening will require a reservation, which can be made through Apple’s website beginning Thursday, April 7 at 8 a.m. local time.

To celebrate the grand opening, Apple shared a short video and created a special downloadable wallpaper for iPhone, iPad and Mac. In a recent issue of his Apple Retail “Tabletops” newsletter, Michael Steeber said the video and wallpapers are inspired by a traditional Korean art style known as “chaekgeori.”

In-person Today at Apple sessions will be held at Apple Myeongdong, with safety measures in place such as mandatory mask-wearing, physical distancing and temperature checks. Sessions allow customers to learn skills related to photography, art, design, video, coding, music, and more using Apple products and accessories such as iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Pencil, with free reservations available on Apple’s website.

Apple Myeongdong will be the 518th retail store operated by Apple globally and the third in South Korea.

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