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Apple's 'Nanjing East' Retail Store to Open in Shanghai This Friday

As if a grand opening for Apple's first Hong Kong store this Saturday wasn't enough, the company has also announced that it will be opening its massive new Nanjing East store in Shanghai on Friday.


We noted last week that Apple had added its "curtain opening" promotional signage to the barrier surrounding store, suggesting that a launch was imminent.


First revealed back in February, the store will be Apple's third in Shanghai and fifth overall in China, and will be the largest Apple retail store in the country. The Nanjing East store will span five levels: a ground floor dedicated to sales, a second floor dedicated to support and training, and three additional floors devoted to business customers and office space for Apple's Chinese operations.

Shanghai is already home to one iconic Apple store, the Pudong store with its cylindrical glass entrance leading to a below-ground store underneath a central plaza at the city's International Finance Center. Apple has cited the entry's glass panels as the largest such curved glass panels in the world and the result of key technological advancements that the company is using in other projects such as the revamp of its Fifth Avenue cube in Manhattan and its planned second corporate campus in Cupertino, California.

(Thanks Tock!)



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98 months ago
Did anyone else see the image for the article and think, "FINALLY! The invite! Oh... dammit."
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98 months ago
I hope the opening of this new store coincides with the launch of a brand new, shiny, product. One can hope, right?
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98 months ago
I don't think every new store opening necessitates a front page story.
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98 months ago
My dyslexia kicked in and I saw "Apple Ninjaing East with new stores"
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98 months ago
who cares, wheres my ip5??
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98 months ago
Nixon would be so proud!
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98 months ago

Of course it does. I think there should be a thread for each individual store.


Have all the threads you want, but Front Page? Really? Is there going to be a dramatic follow-up post on Friday when it actually opens!?

This would be a page 2 story in the old scheme.
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98 months ago

I hope the opening of this new store coincides with the launch of a brand new, shiny, product. One can hope, right?


Hate to break it to you, but no, there won't be anything new.

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I guess we'll be seeing opening-day photos of this store during the keynote next week, with Tim saying something like: "We've got over 300 stores and our customers love them. This one is our first store in Hong Kong, which opened last Friday."


This is the third store in Shanghai...
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98 months ago

Hate to break it to you, but no, there won't be anything new.[COLOR="#808080"]

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Lol....Please elaborate.

I'm gonna file this one with the rest of the posts I saved basically saying the same thing..."don't get too excited...Apple is NOT releasing a fully redesigned iPhone 5"..Or.."all were getting is a spec bumped iPhone 4"..etc, etc.....I just can't wait to post them all with a picture of the game changing device that will be the next gen iPhone. Anyone who thinks otherwise is way, way off.


LOL, obviously you can use a minute or two to really understand what other people are saying before your "filing" business.
So let me elaborate: I was in NO way speculating on what the next iPhone would be (4s or 5 or whatever, I don't give a damn cos I am not buying a new one this year) What I was referring to was the "coincide" part: the opening of this store in Nanjing road won't coincide with any new, shiny, product. Get it now?
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