Crazy Mall War Breaks Out Over World’s Largest Apple Store

Crazy Mall War Breaks Out Over World’s Largest Apple Store

Security guards go to war in front of the construction site of a future Apple Store.

A mall war has broken out in China, as one mall is upset at another for working to open the world’s largest Apple Store. Yesterday, Apple put up posters advertising its new Store in the massive Parkland Mall in Dailan China. Neighboring mall Dalian Department Store quickly became concerned and sent its security team to knock the signs over. As you can see in the video below, havoc quickly ensued.

Whether the guards were sent out of jealousy or it was merely the fact that the construction barricades were blocking the public plaza, no one knows. What is clear, however, is that Dalian was pissed. As MIC Gadget notes, once they were up, the Dalian Department Store guards ran over and quickly worked to dismantle the signs, but only to be stopped by more than 10 guards hired by Apple to protect them. It wasn’t long before outright war broke out.

Crazy Mall War Breaks Out Over World’s Largest Apple Store

This sign says "The world's biggest Apple store, coming soon to Parkland Mall."

How could signs promoting an upcoming Apple Store location possibly lead to such a riot? It’s not entirely clear, but the signs the guards were fighting over were put up yesterday afternoon by Apple. Roughly translated, they read: “The World’s Biggest Apple Store, Coming Soon To Parkland Mall.” It’s possible that the Dalian Department Store simply didn’t like the idea of being overshadowed by the world’s largest outlet of the world’s most profitable retail chain.

As for why Apple selected Dailan, China for it’s largest flagship store, Dailan is a huge tourist attraction, having clean air, good food, and comfortable weather. It’s also pretty dang rich, and known for its luxurious shopping opportunities. It looks to be a pretty nice spot for an Apple Store, drawing people from China, Japan, and Korea.

Hopefully the folks from the neighboring Dailan Department Store don’t interfere with the construction anymore… or, if they do, settle this like gentlemen, using Nerf guns and super soakers.

[via MacRumors]

  • NeoTech09

    Those are actually robots sent by Microsoft!

  • Ross Carroll

    …and somewhere in heaven, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan look down and smile

  • Atienne

    Anyone else waiting for them to break out Bruce Lee Style…. Enter The Dragon.

  • aardman

    I think the neighboring mall was upset that the wall of signs was restricting pedestrian traffic into their mall.

  • Ramón

    China’s looming civil war will be broadcast in 1080P.

  • Aaron Kok

    They should’ve sent some angry birds instead.

  • bernhardush

    Four times it is referred to as “Dailan” and four times as “Dalian”. So which one is it? Could you do me a favor and get your facts straight next time?

    PS: the correct answer seems to be Dalian.

  • Colin Fox

    My god, you would think that they were muslims because we all know that all muslims know is violence….

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