Apple Building Another Store In Beijing Ahead Of Fall Product Launches?

The scene of the crime?
The scene of the crime?
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Apple looks to be building another retail store in Beijing, which could open its doors in time for the launch of new iPhones and iPads this fall. Construction has begun on a building that bears a strong resemblance to a typical Apple retail outlet in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center.

This Is What Afghanistan’s Unofficial Apple Store Looks Like [Image]

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The Genius Bar is a little sparse, and the flooring never would have been approved by Steve Jobs, but if you find yourself in Kabul with a deep thirst for the latest Apple gadgetry, the unofficial Apple Store of Afghanistan is the place to go.

While Apple has been busy dominating the retail world with its highly profitably shops, poor Afghanistan has been left without an official Apple Store to call its own, so someone decided to open one up.

Apple’s Monstrous Mega-Earnings And Must-Have Mac Apps On Our Newest CultCast

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Indian Retail Rules Stand In The Way Of The First Indian Apple Store

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It could be several years before India gets its first Apple store.
It could be several years before India gets its first Apple store.

Apple’s retail stores bring in customers like no other retail outlet on the planet, and so it’s no surprise the Cupertino company is keen to build more of them. One possible market for expansion could be India, where Apple is currently forced to sell its products through distributors. However, one Indian retail rule, which states foreign companies must source 30% of the value of their sales from local firms, could stand in its way.