iPhones to Be Sold in LG Stores in South Korea Starting Next Month
Back in June, it was reported that Apple and LG are in talks about the possibility of selling iPhones in the latter’s flagship stores in South Korea, and today, a new report by the Herald Economic Daily has confirmed that iPhones will indeed be sold at Korean LG Best Shop stores starting next month.
According to the source, Apple Watches and iPads will also be sold at over 400 LG stores in the country, despite all the resistance from the National Mobile Communication Distribution Association.
“According to the telecommunication and manufacturing industry on the 20th, LG Electronics has effectively confirmed the plan to sell iPhones at LG Best Shop and is proceeding with the existing plan. As a result, LG Electronics, which will withdraw from the mobile business at the end of this month, will start selling iPhones at LG Best Shops nationwide from August.”
Earlier this year, LG announced its exit from the smartphone market after years of struggling to turn a profit. LG has an extensive network of retail stores in South Korea, its home market. Apart from smartphones, LG Best Shops also sell various other LG electronic appliances and laptops.
The report also notes that Macs and MacBooks won’t be sold at the LG Best Shop stores as LG is still in that business.