New Shenzhen Apple Store Will be Opening Soon to Resist iPhone 5’s Grey MarketSeptember 10, 2012 | by: Chan Zhuang | Apple |
The location for the upcoming Shenzhen Apple store has been officially disclosed. We pinned the location down to Yitian Holiday Plaza at Nanshan district of Shenzhen, and Apple logo has finally shown up on the construction barriers. Yitian Plaza is a very grand shopping mall in Shenzhen, many rich people live around there so the demographics are good for high end retailers. It has hundreds of shops, cinema, restaurants and a ice-skating rink in it. Across the street, there is a fantastic replica theme park known as ‘Window of the World’. Click in to see more details and photo on the construction of the store.
Shenzhen Apple store is somehow special because the city is the main site of Apple’s partner manufacturing facilities. Millions of iPhone and iPod were assembled in Shenzhen Foxconn plants for many years, but there is no offical Apple store in the city, just authorised resellers. Shenzhen is also the main point of entry for grey market products into China. With an official Apple store in the city, grey market resellers would have a difficult time selling their products, since Apple now have both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen side of the border ‘covered’. The second Apple store in Hong Kong has also officially disclosed recently. It is located at the Festival Walk mall in the Kowloon Tong area. The Hong Kong region is actually serving as a staging area for Apple to get its products across the border into mainland China earlier than usual. One more new Apple store will help to ease the huge demand from Chinese consumers.
this photo, we believe there will be some underground see through glass elements.
this will be the glass entrance that looks like a ‘green house’.
were in, and workers were busy doing their job.
There will be only a small gap between the opening time of the two new stores in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and this will help to reduce the chances of people getting the new iPhone 5 from the grey market, especially the early birds and Apple die-hard fans. We will keep track on the status of Shenzhen Apple store, stay tune. And of course, since we are based in Hong kong, we will be covering the second Apple Store at Festival Walk mall as well.