Resellers reeling from tech giant Apple's expansion in Singapore

After Apple opened its first store here in 2017, Epicentre left the local market last June and sold its four stores to Elush, which runs its own iStudio stores. Since then, Elush has closed two of the four Epicentre shops.
After Apple opened its first store here in 2017, Epicentre left the local market last June and sold its four stores to Elush, which runs its own iStudio stores. Since then, Elush has closed two of the four Epicentre shops.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The opening of two more Apple stores in Singapore may sound the death knell for the dwindling number of authorised Apple resellers in the Republic, said experts.

Since 2001, resellers have borne the brunt of Apple's decision to take the selling of its products into its own hands.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Resellers reeling from tech giant's expansion'. Print Edition | Subscribe