Mexican iPhone, iTunes June rumor; Wall Street retail; Boston unveiled

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Mexicans will get an iTunes Store to match the iPhone for a launch next month, according to one report. Also, the same may be true for Brazil; Apple may be close to securing its Wall Street store; and Apple has taken the wraps from its Boston store.



iPhone, iTunes said to launch in tandem for Mexico



Mexico will receive more from Apple than just the iPhone this year, says a new report from Mundo Mac.



Officials in Apple Mexico's office as well as its Spanish-language Miami call center allegedly claim that the iTunes Store for Mexico will launch alongside the iPhone in June and will be accompanied by support for purchasing prints and books through iPhoto.



The iTunes service is said to be all but necessary for the iPhone's launch in the North American country, as the phone's activation is normally tied to its owner's iTunes account.



An Apple retail store in Monterrey is also rumored to launch at the same time.



While no confirmations of Apple's plans are expected until June 9th at the earliest, the electronics giant has been particularly active in Mexico, opening its online store for the nation late last year.



Wall Street Apple store deal near completion?



Lending support to early reports of Apple scouting locations near the New York Stock Exchange, the New York Post now claims that Apple is in "serious" talks for one of the identified locations.



The Mac maker is reportedly close to securing rights to 23 Wall Street, a large 12,500 square-foot building currently owned by Africa-Israel but left vacant aside from a roof terrace for neighboring 15 Broad Street.



Aside from its prime location at New York City's financial core, the building has more history than nearly any Apple retail outlet has had to date. The building was built to be JP Morgan's main office in 1914 but was infamous as the backdrop for the 1920 Wall Street Bombing, which killed 38 people and damaged its walls -- scars of which were deliberately left in place and are still visible today.



Neither Africa-Israel nor Apple's representing real estate firm, RFK, have commented on the rumored move.



Boston Apple store unveiled



Just a day before its official opening, Apple's Boston retail store has been revealed to the public.



The 815 Boylston Street store is unusual among Apple stores for having a glass facade but a clearly visible metal frame immediately behind it.



As with a number of flagship locations, the three-floor interior also centers around a glass spiral staircase. Each floor is dedicated to a different market, according to a report by Gizmodo: the base floor serves the "important" Mac customers, the second floor serves iPhone and iPod customers, and the third floor is used for both service as well as workshops.



Plant life on the roof and rainwater collection will help sustain the building through natural means when it opens on Thursday at 6PM.



Images are courtesy of Gizmodo.







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  • Reply 1 of 39
    eaieai Posts: 417member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Plant life on the roof and rainwater collection will help sustain the building through natural means when it opens on Thursday at 6PM.



    Will the plant life on the roof not help sustain it before or after it opens?
  • Reply 2 of 39
    Since when is Mexico considered a Central American country?
  • Reply 3 of 39
    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member
    The roof at the Boston store looks really cool (see link for pic). I wish I could go out there, sit on the grass and work on a MacBook. Can't wait to see the store in person tomorrow.
  • Reply 4 of 39
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    Originally Posted by boyleheights View Post


    Since when is Mexico considered a Central American country?



    It's always been a Central American Country, where have you been? What you think its in South America?
  • Reply 5 of 39
    jcgnujcgnu Posts: 11member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by acvball92 View Post


    It's always been a Central American Country, where have you been? What you think its in South America?





    Dude....



    "The United Mexican States[2] (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos (help·info)), or commonly Mexico (IPA: /ˈmɛksɪkoʊ/) (Spanish: México (help·info) Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmexiko]), is a federal constitutional republic in NORTH AMERICA"





    So many people who don't know... Some even consider it South America!! Ever heard of NAFTA?? NORTH AMERICA Free Trade Agreement???
  • Reply 6 of 39
    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member
    Mexico is in North America, unless that's changed since elementary school...
  • Reply 7 of 39
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,090member
    Quote:

    The 815 Boylston Street store is unusual among Apple stores for having a glass facade but a clearly visible metal frame immediately behind it.



    It's unusual for an Apple Store, but not unusual for a building in the Boston area. Something about preserving the original architecture in the building code there, I'd gamble.
  • Reply 8 of 39
    walshbjwalshbj Posts: 864member
    That's a fine looking building. I'm stuck with an Apple Store in a mall called, of all things, Southpark.
  • Reply 9 of 39
    pervaspervas Posts: 1member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Apple hints at iPhone, iTunes Brazil



    ...



    Sousa declines to confirm when the territory will receive the iPhone, but claims that Apple will launch an iPhone on June 11th and leaves the door open to interpretation as to what follows.







    I can't believe I was the first to see the article's date! The guy was referring to iPhone's launch date, last year.



    Helvécio
  • Reply 10 of 39
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dogcow View Post


    Mexico is in North America, unless that's changed since elementary school...



    ALL Central American countries are a part of North America.
  • Reply 11 of 39
    tofinotofino Posts: 697member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    ALL Central American countries are a part of North America.



    and yet... mexico is NOT considered Central America...
  • Reply 12 of 39
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,755member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    ALL Central American countries are a part of North America.



    This is far from certain. There are many different ways to define regions--geological, geographical, political, economic, cultural... to name a few. Certainly, I don't remember anyone in Central America who considered themselves part of North America... When in Nicaragua I was known as either Chele (white boy) or el Norteamericano (the North American).

    Meanwhile, in all the Spanish Textbooks I have seen, Mexico is never included in Central America...



    From Wikipedia:



    Quote:

    "Central America" may mean different things to different people in the world according to the context:

    In English, Central America is considered a region of the North American continent.[7] Geopolitically, it usually comprises seven countries ? Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.[8] Mexico, in whole or in part, is occasionally included.[9] Some geographers include the five states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán,[8] together representing 12.1% of the country's total area.

    In Latin America, Iberia, and some other parts of Europe, the Americas are considered to be a single continent, and Central America is considered a region of this continent. In Ibero-America, the region is defined as seven nations ? Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama ? and may occasionally include Mexico's southernmost region.[10] Geopolitically, Mexico is not considered part of the region.

    The UN geoscheme defines the region as all states of North America south of the United States; conversely, the European Union excludes Belize and Mexico from its definition of the region.



  • Reply 13 of 39
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by boyleheights View Post


    Since when is Mexico considered a Central American country?



    Since it has been located there the last 50 million years...
  • Reply 14 of 39
    reiferreifer Posts: 25member
    No offense but, you guys need a Geography lesson

    Mexico is in "North America" not, Central America
  • Reply 15 of 39
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by reifer View Post


    No offense but, you guys need a Geography lesson

    Mexico is in "North America" not, Central America



    I don't think anyone is debating that Mexico is part of North America. What is uncertain is whether it's part of the Central American sub-concontinent.
  • Reply 16 of 39
    alenm88alenm88 Posts: 1member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Kubrick View Post


    Since it has been located there the last 50 million years...



    ehmm....



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America



  • Reply 17 of 39
    jcgnujcgnu Posts: 11member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Kubrick View Post


    Since it has been located there the last 50 million years...





    50 million years ago Mexico didn't exist.... Nor any other country... Somebody needs a Geography lesson... and History!!!



    Or maybe somebody just doesn't like Mexico and hates the fact that we ARE part of north america...
  • Reply 18 of 39
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jcgnu View Post


    50 million years ago Mexico didn't exist.... Nor any other country... Somebody needs a Geography lesson... and History!!!



    Or maybe somebody just doesn't like Mexico and hates the fact that we ARE part of north america...



    You'll need to quantify your reply.
  • Reply 19 of 39
    enzosenzos Posts: 344member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by walshbj View Post


    That's a fine looking building. I'm stuck with an Apple Store in a mall called, of all things, Southpark.



    It may be a fine looking building but I can't see the stairs being all that popular with the ladies in summer... popular with the lads perhaps.
  • Reply 20 of 39
    bwikbwik Posts: 562member
    From a USA corporate perspective marketing to Mexico, clearly Mexico speaks Spanish and uses the exact same infrastructure as other Latin American countries, in terms of Spanish language, advertising and so on. So, for all intents and purposes, it is a unified CORPORATE region with Central America, as separate from the USA / Canada. This is probably Apple's perspective as well .... Latin America = 1 region and 1 market pool. Wherever it happens to be located.
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