We told you earlier this week that Apple is gearing up to open a new retail store in the famous Wangfujing shopping district. Not only will the new store be the largest of the 5 other Apple stores in China, but it will also be the largest Apple Store in all of Asia. 300 local employees will work at the flagship Wangfujing store and serve customers with two 360-degree Genius Bars and plenty of floor space.
Apple’s Wangfujing store opens at 9 A.M local time Saturday, October 20th. Lots of people have already gathered in the freezing Beijing weather for the grand opening.
Chinese site MIC Gadget has posted some pictures of the growing line outside of the famous APM mall. Apple’s new store fills a large corner of the mall and takes up at least 4 stories. The store also features the only spiraling glass staircase of its kind in Asia.
The opening of this new store in China is such a big deal to Apple that the company’s new retail chief, John Browett, visited Wangfujing yesterday. He gave a speech to the local press about how important China is to Apple and how this new store will help the company make an even greater impact in its most rapidly growing market.
Apple is continuing to aggressively expand its reach in China. Another retail store in Shenzhen will be the next location to open.
- Source MIC Gadget