New ‘one-of-a-kind’ Apple Jing’an store draws crowds in Shanghai


Apple Jing'an Shanghai, China, opening day
Many customers looked psyched to have the new store.
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The newest Apple Store, Apple Jing’An, opened to crowds of appreciative customers Thursday in Shanghai, China. Apple called it a “one-of-a-kind” shopping destination.

The expansive new store is surrounded by a plaza next to the landmark Jing’an Temple. See the stunning photographs below.

New ‘one-of-a-kind’ Apple Jing’an store draws crowds in Shanghai

Apple previewed the new Apple Jing’an store in Shangai with plenty of photographs on Monday, preparing for customers to discover its goods and services with the Thursday opening. And as a raft of new photographs showed, the new store drew crowds.

In addition, the store also offers various festivities and programs. Cupertino described one of the special programs unique to the store:

Apple Jing’an will host a special six-week Today at Apple program that pays homage to the local community and its creatives. The series, Let Diverse Creativity Bloom in Jing’an, showcases Shanghai’s next generation of creators and how they use the groundbreaking capabilities of iPhone.

And as Apple’s eighth store in Shanghai, Apple Jing’an employs 150 team members. Apple said it has served customers in China for more than 30 years, supporting more than 5 million jobs through direct employment, its supply chain and “the iOS app economy.”

The first Apple Store opened in China in 2008 with Apple Sanlitun. Now the iPhone giant runs 57 stores in greater China.

Enjoy opening-day photos

Apple Jing'an Shanghai opening day with Dierdre O'Brien and Tim Cook
Apple Senior VP of Retail Deirdre O’Brien and CEO Tim Cook greet customers at Apple Jing’an.
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Apple Jing'an next to Jing'an Temple in Shanghai
The landmark Jing’an Temple and Jing’an Park in Shanghai provide a dramatic backdrop to the new store.
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New Apple Store in Shanghai, China
Crowds formed in the plaza out front to see the new store.
Photo: Apple
Team members at new Apple Jing'an store in Shanghai
Apple Jing’an team members celebrate the opening.
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Customers at new Apple Jing'an store in Shanghai
Excited customers check out the iPhone lineup at Apple Jing’an.
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Apple Jing'an opening includes classical music performance
The store’s opening festivities included a special performance by the youngest members of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
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Store opening giveaway
Customers display the special giveway planned as part of the store-opening festivities.
Photo: Apple

Source: Apple


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