What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly keen to sell its products via LG stores in South Korea.
- There are more than 400 LG Best Shops in the country.
Apple is reportedly keen to do a deal with LG that will see iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches sold in its South Korean stores. There are more than 400 LG Bast Ships in the country, all empty since LG left the smartphone business.
The two companies are reportedly discussing the establishment of separate Apple corners within the shops that are directly run by Apple employees or allowing LG Best Shop employees to sell Apple products after LG Electronics acquires the right to the sale of Apple products. The two sides have yet to decide when the partnership starts, but some market experts predict that it will be some time after the end of July when LG Electronics completely pull out of the smartphone business
It doesn't sound like Macs will be sold at the stores, however. LG sells its own Windows PCs and presumably isn't keen on the potential cannibalization of sales that products like the new M1 iMac and MacBook Air could cause.
LG says that it's "exploring all possibilities" which includes talking to Apple. In the meantime, you can find the best M1 Mac deals elsewhere. You just need to know where to look! Apple's new M1 Macs are super fast, super quiet, and super cool. But that doesn't mean you have to pay full price for one!