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 ~
At the beginning of the “Let’s talk iPhone” event, Tim Cook specially focused on the new Apple stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Here’s what he said:
From the realm of sci-fi to Steve Jobs’ glass staircase: The Hong Kong Apple Store is official. Where is it? What does it look like? How will the store affect the city’s “gray market” for Apple products? Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s newest Apple Store in Asia, all in one place. And trot past the break for a video of the Apple store grand opening.
The very first Apple store has finally landed in Hong Kong. The store was opened on Saturday and we had attended the opening ceremony. Thousands of fans have poured in, enthusiasts had camped out over 30 hours to secure a place at the head of the line and be among the first to walk-in to the first Apple store in town. They were greeted with high fives and chants of ” Apple, Apple ! ” by the blue shirt employees. We had a live coverage report yesterday, and we had captured all the special moment and behind the scene, photo gallery after the break !
C’mon guys — Hong Kong finally gets its FIRST Apple Store. It’s the priciest Apple Store in the world, spanning six lanes of traffic and two floors of Hong Kong’s IFC building. The blue-shirted Apple service army is ready to answer your every i-question in there. A grand opening is set for the store, and the only thing you’ll get for camping out early if you’re among the first 5,000 people through the doors is a red T-shirt featuring an Apple logo. We’ll be there liveblogging since Tim Cook is rumored to be there. That’s why you have to tune in! Below is all the information you’ll need to track the best live coverage of the store on the internet — starting bright and early on Saturday morning over here. Don’t miss this — it’s going to be epic. Check back this post when it’s about time!
It all starts today at the times below!
06:00PM – Pacific
07:00PM – Mountain
08:00PM – Central
09:00PM – Eastern
10:00PM – Tokyo
Today, China’s largest Apple store officially opens its doors in Shanghai. Previously, we’ve got a sneak peek inside the store, and now there’s a grand opening. 300 Apple employees and over 500 hundred people were there to celebrate the grand opening, and here we have a photo gallery of the unforgettable moment. Enjoy.
The new Shanghai Apple store is a monster. It is big, huge and massive. It’s the biggest Apple store in China. It’s a five-story retail store and the Genius Bar dominated one of the levels. The store contains up to 300 Apple employees. So, here we have plenty of photos to see exactly what Apple has in store for its 40,000+ Chinese customers each day.
It’s official. Apple has just announced the very first Hong Kong Apple store will be opening on this coming Saturday (September 24th). There will be a grand opening ceremony at 9am morning, and all preparation are ready. We will have more pictures and coverage in this post. Stay tuned for more updates!
UPDATE: new pictures added.
UPDATE 2: new info added.
UPDATE 3: Apple has pulled off the curtains !!!
UPDATE 4: Sneak peek inside the store!
UPDATE 5: Rumor say that CEO Tim Cook will be coming for the opening ceremony !
FINAL UPDATE: The queue up start to rolls-out !
We previously reported that China’s next biggest Apple Store will be opening soon in Shanghai, and today, we see curtain’s off the store. That is a five story tall Apple retail store! Hooray! More pics after the jump!
UPDATE: The store is FINALLY UNCOVERED!!!
UPDATE 2: First look inside the store!!!
Fellow readers, not to leave the new flagship opening up in Hong Kong without some news, we have even more juicy exclusive info for you. Everything from training, to the festivities being planned for such an important store. Want to know more? Read on ~
There Are Too Much Light Pollution Over at Hong Kong Apple Stores
Amazon is the First Foreign Tech Company to Offer Paid Android apps in China
You Can Buy Fresh Crocodile Meat in China Supermarket
Lenovo First MediaTek-based Smartphone Teased by Kobe Bryant (Video)