Apple reportedly planning its first retail store in Israel

As noted by 9to5MacGlobes, an Israeli financial newspaper, reports Apple is in preliminary talks with a local mall to open its first retail store in the country.

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The article says that, according to “market estimates,” the Azrieli Mall Group, under the direction of Arnon Toren, is in preliminary negotiations to establish a first store for the electronics giant in the mall that will open in the new [Azrieli tower]. However, Globes does note that no transaction has been signed, which means the opening of such a store isn’t definite.

The Azrieli Center (pictured) is a complex of skyscrapers in Tel Aviv. At the base of the center lies a large shopping mall.

Apple currently has 503 retail stores in 24 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.