Today, Apple’s popular iPhone 5 officially goes on sale in mainland China, and both China Unicom and China Telecom also start offering the iPhone 5 to customers. If you’re thinking iPhone 5’s launch in China will draw hundreds to thousands of Chinese Apple fans at Apple Stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, well, it’s not happening at all. Unlike during the iPhone 4S launch which also happened on a Friday this year during January, no long queues were formed outside the Apple Inc. stores in mainland China, to get a glimpse of the thinner, lighter, faster and better iPhone 5. No one camped outside the stores during the night, and perhaps Apple is happy to see no scuffles breaking out between security and shoppers today. We have videos and photos in this article to show you the death of Apple in China.
Perhaps you might think the biggest draw for Chinese Apple fans camping out for the latest China Apple store opening is the privilege of being among the elite first people to set foot in the new store, fresh with the smell of clean iProducts and new employees so eager to cheer and clap. But the major bragging right associated with today’s new store’s grand opening is snagging the limited edition t-shirt handed out to the first thousand or so customers to enter the store. Check out the Wangfujing Store special t-shirt after the break!
Apple’s brand-new Beijing Wangfujing location opened its doors today to swarms of Chinese Apple fans, journalists and tourists. The new store is a pretty big deal for a few reasons. First, Wangfujing is an iconic place and one of the most photographed landmarks in Beijing. Second, at nearly 25,000 square feet, this location is Asia’s largest Apple Store, and China’s biggest one. Third, the store features a three-story glass staircase and dual 360-degree Genius Bar counters. So, Apple iFanatics in Beijing are excited about the new store, and thousands were seen queuing up outside the new store, awaiting for the chance to step into the new store. We have lots of photos after the break, and videos!!!
Apple’s sixth retail store in China — the Wangfujing Street Apple Store — will open at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. Before the grand opening, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail John Browett gave the local press in Beijing a preview of the three-story Apple store, and Apple fans in Beijing are very excited about the store after reading reports of the preview of the new Apple store landing in Wangfujing. So, some of the crazy ones, decided to queue overnight for the grand opening of the store, and here we have several photos showing Chinese Apple fans camping outside the store in freezing temperatures. Check it out after the break.
The grand opening of the Wangfujing Apple Store is just around the corner, and today, Apple presents us the first public preview of their largest Apple store in Asia. It’s a three-story Apple Store, and includes more than a hundred of Mac Specialists, Mac Geniuses and Creatives. A total of 300 employees will work the store, and best of all, this new store has an entire floor dedicated to service, featuring two 360-degree Genius Bars. And a three-story glass staircase. More photos and info after the break.
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