Another New Apple Store. Where?
September 26, 2011 3:00 PM
Later this week, Apple is planning to open a new store in Shanghai, China, for a total of six stores in the country. The new Apple store in Shanghai will be the third in the city, and requests for Apple’s devices in China has nearly sky-rocketed since the company introduced the iPhone 4 in China last September. Just in January through March 2011, iPhone sales in China saw almost a 250% increase. Apple’s iPad currently holds the number one spot in China’s tablet market, with a 74% market share, according to Beijing-based research firm Analysis International. Demand for Apple iDevices has been so high that illegal resellers in China have produced fake Apple stores by using the company’s logos to embellish their shops. Officials have already reacted by cracking down on many fake stores. Apple has previously stated that they plan to open a total of 25 stores in China within two years’ time. However, due to the economy, the introduction of these stores has slowed, and is currently only focusing on the major cities in China. However, this new store in Shanghai will be Apple’s largest in the country. I mean, check out that staircase!