Returning the Apple to Indonesia

by Randy Nelson

There’s good news for Apple devotees in Indonesia, who will once again be able to order products from an official online presence for the company in the territory — and walk into an Apple Store location in the country’s capitol of Jakarta.

News broke today via NZWeek that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are investing US$2 million to $3 million in the endeavor, which will see online sales return to the country for the first time since they were suspended in 2010 due to shipping-related issues. The company has maintained a web presence in Indonesia since then, but only for pricing information and referrals to authorized resellers.

Apple has filed the paperwork necessary to re-establish commerce in Indonesia with the country’s Investment Coordinating Board, but there’s no word on when consumers should expect online sales to commence or work on the Jakarta retail location (the Sanlitun Apple Store in Beijing is shown above) to begin.

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