LG is leaving the mobile industry, and yet LG Best Shop locations in Korea may soon find themselves full of people wanting to buy a new phone – not one made by LG, but by Apple. Such a move makes sense, as LG stores will soon find themselves with empty floor space and available sales assistants previously dedicated to LG phones.
According to Business Korea Apple and LG are still in talks with some important bits to be trained. First of all, these Apple corners within the LG stores will be serviced by Apple employees, or will LG employees from the parent store help.
What kind of products do these Apple corners also sell? iPhones, of course, but also iPads and Apple watches as well. What about laptops and desktops?
One of the 400+ LG best stores in South Korea
The last part apparently causes an argument between the two companies – LG sells its own laptops in its stores and MacBooks will compete with it. So it will keep Apple computers out, which also means that Apple Corners in LG Best Shops will not provide maintenance services for these computers. Of course, Apple is against this.
A final decision has not yet been reached, an LG Electronics official said. However, LG is likely to want to end the deal before the end of July, when the last sale of LG phones ends. There are over 400 LG Best Shop locations around South Korea, so this could be a major expansion of the Apple retail space in the country.