After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed that its very first retail store in Brazil will be opening soon. The Rio de Janeiro store is set to open on February 15, and will be located in the city's luxurious VillageMall shopping center.

The February opening leaves plenty of time to get up and running properly before the massive influx of people heading to Rio later this year for the FIFA World Cup, which in turn likely played a part in getting it open so early. Opening hours for the VillageMall store are set to be 11:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 13:00 to 21:00 on Sundays.

So, the date is set, and we all know how Apple likes to celebrate the opening of a new store. Any of our Brazilian friends planning on heading down? We'd love to hear from you!

Source: Apple