Apple to open first online shop in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - Apple said on Friday it would open its first online store in Vietnam next week, as the iPhone vendor doubles down on emerging markets to drive growth amid slowing sales in China.

Apple to open first online shop in Vietnam  - ảnh 1The Apple Inc logo is seen at the entrance to the Apple store in Brussels, Belgium, November 28, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

The opening on May 18 comes just weeks after the Cupertino, California-based company opened its first Apple stores in India - Mumbai and Delhi.

Apple did not say when it plans to open physical stores in Vietnam, which has a population of 100 million people. Online stores often precede the opening of retail stores.

Apple already sells products in Vietnam via licensed vendors and has multiple suppliers that assemble its gadgets in the country for export.

The company has not announced prices, but they will be higher than at third-party stores, according to retailers.