Apple is now offering nationwide sales and delivery in Ireland, according to an article in the
For the first time in Apple’s 20-year Irish involvement, customers can choose, configure, purchase and secure home delivery of Macs via telephone or the Apple Online Store, the newspaper said. Sales manager Kieran Doyle told the Independent that Apple believed the personal computer market in Ireland would expand rather than contract despite the global economic downturn. Apple also insisted there were no plans to reduce their 1,000-job operation in Cork, housing their call-center and support services, the article said.
The only Apple computer still manufactured in Cork is the Power Mac G4 desktop. Production of the the iMac, was transferred out of Cork two years ago. Apple Store director Cathal McCarthy told the Independent that a booming proportion of Irish computer users now want to choose and configure their machines online.