We mentioned previously that Apple will be making its big push into China very soon. It seems our sources were correct on this but we have some rather shocking news. Apple will not be hiring Chinese locals to lead the stores, instead they will be hiring foreign workers and bringing them over. Why are they doing this? Jump past to find out.
In 2010, Apple announced a plan of opening 25 stores in China by the end of 2012. Today, Apple has five retail stores in China, two in Beijing, three in Shanghai, but none in South China region where major cities such as Shenzhen and Chengdu are located. Since there are always huge crowds gathering outside the China Apple stores, Apple definitely need more points of sale in the country to disperse the crowds (especially scalpers). After running through our contacts, we have found several sites in South China region that Apple real estate is bargaining for or has signed for. Interested? Read on ~
Lots of Apple fans love to do crazy things at Apple store, especially singing and dancing in-front of the view cam. The performance will be recorded in video, upload to the internet and showing off their talent. It almost becomes a unique culture for every Apple stores worldwide. Finally the Apple Store in Hong Kong has some cool and funky party dance on staged, and the Chinese youngster have some support cheer from the Apple employees! Video after the break. By the way, to celebrate Chinese new year, Apple employees are again in red t-shirt.
Five seconds, just five seconds, all the iPhones are gone! Like what we have reported previously, the sales of iPhone 4S is messing up in Hong Kong. No kidding at all! It is almost impossible to purchase an iPhone 4S over here, because all the iPhones go straight into scalpers’ stock inventory. Check out the inside story after the break.
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