China’s Biggest Apple Store Opening Soon


Let’s face it, the third Apple store in Shanghai is confirmed and it will be Apple’s biggest retail venture in China yet. How big? Five levels high, containing retail space, with offices on the upper floors. Man, we got to visit it.

In case you missed it, there are 4 Apple stores in China now, two at Beijing and two at Shanghai. And guess what, according to Apple, the stores in China are the highest traffic of any Apple stores. How popular are they? Well, according to Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vice-president of retail, Apple stores in China are now visited by more than 40,000 per day, which is four times the average traffic Apple retail stores in America. So, Apple is ready to provide a bigger store to attract more Chinese customers.

The new store is opening this summer and it will be located near the most popular tourist attraction in Shanghai, Huangpu River. The exact location is inside the new Henderson Metropolitan building on Nanjing East Road, a section of the city’s main shopping street. The store will dominate the lower five levels of the 22-story building, and that’s really impressive for a retail store selling technology stuff. The map below will tell you where it is.

And Nanjing West Road, just three streets away from the new Apple store.

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One last thing we need to remind you is that Apple had previously revealed plans to open up 25 retail stores in China by the end of 2012. C’mon, we can’t wait anymore.

Source: Beijing Youth Daily