LG will exit the smartphone market next month. The move means there’ll soon be empty real estate inside the company’s stores and Apple could fill that area with iPhones and other products.
Apple wants a dedicated area for its products inside LG Best Shops
Business Korea reports that Apple is in negotiations with LG about creating a dedicated Apple area inside LG’s retail stores that would sell iPhones and iPads, in addition to the Apple Watch. LG operates over 400 stores in South Korea dubbed LG Best Shops that sell all the brand’s products including TVs and washing machines.
In response to the report, a spokesperson for LG said it’s “exploring all possibilities” but “nothing has been decided yet.” If the two companies move ahead with the deal, it could bode well for the future of Apple’s iPhone in Korea.