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Apple loses Irish outlet

No more Macs at 02 stores
Mon Oct 06 2008, 16:19

ONE OF THE FEW High Street retailers in the Republic of Ireland to sell Apple computers and Ipods has decided to end its relationship with the Cupertino company.

02 Ireland will now only sell phone-related products in its 02 Experience stores according to a report in the Irish Sunday Post.

"O2 has decided just to go after customers that it can retain relationships with," said a source close to the company. "The problem with Ipods and computers is that there isn’t an ongoing revenue stream in the same way as there is with a mobile phone customer."

But the move could be good news for Irish Macolytes as the lack of a viable retail outlet in the Republic makes it all the more likely that Apple will be forced to open one of its own stores, almost certainly in Dublin.

To date there is only one Apple Store in Northern Ireland, in Belfast.

Irish Post


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