It will come as no surprise that Apple is continuing its rapid expansion and growth program.  As the high end technology company grows rapidly around the world, it prepares to open yet another store; this time in the country of Brazil. A report from 9to5Mac claims that the Cupertino firm is opening up shop in Brazil’s major city, Rio de Janeiro.

Apple Rio Store?

Information from 9to5Mac’s source has said that Apple’s retail expansion into South America is a high priority and the company will begin seeking Apple retail employees from its own U.S. stores to relocate to Rio de Janeiro for several months in the first half of 2014.  Apple is said to want the U.S. employees to be employed in the new store in order to demonstrate and teach Apple’s strict retail practices. The North American-based employees will also serve as temporary employees that will be able to assist customers during this time period.

According to this speculative rumour, Brazilians will be able to get their hands on all of Apple’s wildly popular products: iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone, as soon as the store is slated to open sometime in the first quarter of 2014, most likely it will be March. The report has also suggested that the store was supposed to open this year in July but was unable because of issues with staffing. Now, though, Apple has decided to push the opening of the store just in time for the massively popular FIFA World Cup.

If this report is true, it is bound to be another huge financial gain in Apple’s revenues as it continues to spread its global presence.  This includes as many developing countries as possible. The new store is set to be located in the Village Mall shopping center.

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