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Apple Set to Open its Largest Store in Japan

Over half of the 130 team members at Apple Marunouchi will join from Apple stores across Japan. Collectively, the team speaks 15 languages and is ready to welcome visitors from around the world

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is all set to open its newest and largest store in the heart of the Marunouchi business district in Japan on Saturday.
Marunouchi is Apple’s third store to open in Japan since last April as part of a multi-year retail investment and expansion in the country.
At Apple Marunouchi, customers will get hands-on service with all of Apple’s products, get technical advice and unlock their creativity with Creative Pros, the iPhone-maker said in a statement on Wednesday.
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An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA
“The opening of Apple Marunouchi marks a significant moment in Apple’s long relationship with Japan.
“Marunouchi has amazing energy and our teams can’t wait to welcome customers to our largest store in Japan for the first time on Saturday,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and People.
Over half of the 130 team members at Apple Marunouchi will join from Apple stores across Japan. Collectively, the team speaks 15 languages and is ready to welcome visitors from around the world. (IANS)

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Buy Top-end Apple Mac Pro, or a Brand New BMW X5

The current 244,000-square-foot Mac Pro facility employs more than 500 people in a range of roles, including electrical engineers and electronics assemblers, who build each unique unit to customers' specifications

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Not iPhones, iPads or Apple Watches but it was Mac desktop that helped Apple register record growth in the India market in its fiscal Q4 quarter (July-September period). Pixabay

If you aim to own the top-end version of Apple Mac Pro desktop computer available now, go try the new BMW X5 as it may cost you even less.

Announced in June, Apple’s all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are now available for pre-order in the US. The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 while the Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.

But if you want to purchase a top-of-the-line version — 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage along with up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory a” Mac Pro may cost you a whopping $50,199, that too without taxes.

An entry-level BMW 3 series currently costs $40,750, reports Quartz.

In you want Pro Display XDR and the compatible stand for the monitor, add another $6,998 to your $50,199 bill. Now you can buy a brand new BMW X5 with this kind of money.

The company first announced the new Mac Pro as well as the Pro Display XDR in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA

The entry-level Mac Pro costs $5,999, with 32GB of memory, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

The all-new Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful machine ever, and 15,000 times faster than the original Mac.

Apple and its manufacturing partners invested over $200 million in the Mac Pro facility in Austin, building out the complex assembly line where the Mac Pro is produced.

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Each Mac Pro travels a distance of 1,000 feet along the production line, with some components requiring precision placement within the width of a human hair.

The current 244,000-square-foot Mac Pro facility employs more than 500 people in a range of roles, including electrical engineers and electronics assemblers, who build each unique unit to customers’ specifications. (IANS)