Summary:

Apple’s vision for selling its devices in emerging markets in Asia is bigger than Greater China. Indonesia’s capital city is reportedly set to get the country’s first Apple retail store.

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Apple plans to build an Apple Store and re-start direct online sales in another developing market: Indonesia. That’s according to the country’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), which tells NZWeek that it has accepted Apple’s official application to do online sales in the country.

Apple previously sold directly to Indonesia residents via its website as recently as late 2010, when it shut those sales down and began selling through local, authorized third-party dealers instead.

The Investment Coordinating Board also tells NZWeek that a physical Apple Store in Jakarta won’t be far behind:

Azhar Lubis, deputy chairman of BKPM said Apple will open its store in Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. “The investment is worth around $2-3 million,” he said.

The Next Web notes that Apple had been advertising for several key positions for its Indonesian operations in summer 2012.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

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