More than 300 people camped overnight for the grand opening of Apple’s first store in Hong Kong. Some camped out for two days to be among the first inside the new flagship store.
Here’s what the store looks like, plus a video report of the grand opening:
The store is in the high-end International Financial Center Mall. Here’s the web page for the store, known as IFC Mall.
The new store is two stories high with a glass spiral staircase connecting the floors. The store has an unusual shape. It is shallow and wide — about 35 feet deep and 90 feet wide. The massive front windows offer a view of the city. The Apple logo hanging in the window is the largest in the world, according to store expert Gary Allen of IFOAppleStore.
It is Apple’s most expensive yet. Construction is estimated at $20 million.
Before the opening, staff allowed fans to camp inside the mall. The local Starbucks stayed open all night. By 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, more than 300 customers had lined up outside the store, according to Engadget Chinese.
Here’s some more video of the opening and enthusiastic, noisy crowd from Engadget: