Apple Myanmar: Mac Reseller Opens Sept 28
Yes, the generals of the junta linger. Nevertheless, openness and the trappings of modern life are asserting themselves in Myanmar (aka Burma) — the first Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened and, later this month, so will an official Mac reseller.
The Irrawady, an English-language newspaper covering Myanmar and Southeast Asia, is reporting the mDrive division of Make It Happen International will open an Apple authorized Mac reseller in downtown Rangoon, the commercial capital of the country.
“Actually, we expect people queuing in front of the shop,” said, Myat Htoo, president and CEO of Make It Happen International. “I think there is a market for Apple [in Burma].
If all goes well Make It Happen plan to open additional Mac reseller retail outlets in Myanmar’s bigger, more affluent cities.
However, no iPhone, iPad or iPod just yet, but those products are on the company’s radar — Htoo also hopes to get permission to sell Apple’s tablets and smartphones in Burma in the near future.
Htoo says the biggest challenge facing his Mac and iPhone ambitions are smugglers, which offer lower prices as they don’t pay import duties or provide warranty services.