Apple set to open its fifth retail store in Beijing

By

Chaoyang Joy City4
The site of Apple's newest retail store in China.
Photo: JRP

Apple’s string of brick-and-mortar Apple Store openings in China is set to continue with the upcoming opening of its new Chaoyang Joy City shopping mall store in Beijing.

Apple’s fifth Beijing store will open its doors next weekend, Sunday November 29 at 10am local time.

Having previously been vocal about his belief that China is set to overtake the U.S. as Apple’s biggest market, Tim Cook has overseen Apple’s retail store expansion in the country — announcing last year that Apple plans to have 40 official operational retail outlets in China by 2016.

As we noted recently, this push to open Apple Stores faster than you can say, well, “Apple Store” may have to something to do with weaker-than-expected online sales in China.

Whatever the reason, however, it once again highlights Apple’s willingness to invest in China, which is paying off in a big way — with overall revenue growth of 112 percent and iPhone unit growth of 87 percent in the Greater China region during the last quarter alone.

If any Cult of Mac readers live in Beijing, please do get in touch with any extra info about the opening of this latest Beijing store.

Source: Apple