Apple Opens Massive New Nanjing East Retail Store in Shanghai

Apple today hosted a grand opening event for its new Nanjing East retail store in Shanghai, the company's largest store in China so far. M.I.C gadget posts a series of photos of the opening and reports that over 500 people were on hand for the event. The store reportedly employs 300 people.

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Nanjing East store staff assembled for grand opening

The main portion of the store covers two floors, and as with many such locations the first floor is focused on product displays while the second floor is dedicated to customer support and training. Additional floors include space for meeting with business customers and offices for Apple's Chinese operations.

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Inside front entrance of Nanjing East retail store

Apple will be opening another massive new store in the region tomorrow as its IFC Mall store in Hong Kong debuts. Checking in at over 16,000 square feet and with over 300 employees of its own, the new Hong Kong store offers a prominent presence for Apple in one of the world's major financial and shopping centers.

In addition to the two new flagship stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Apple will be opening five other stores tomorrow as the company closes out fiscal 2011 and sets the stage for its upcoming iPhone launch.

Top Rated Comments

shartypants Avatar
142 months ago
Holly crap, that is a lot of Apple Store employees!!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
codyc815 Avatar
142 months ago
lol

But china does not have tea party. So they progress while you 'assemble'. lol

Article is of Chinese store. Apple stores in china show progress toward middle class. Is painful for you to see? Why so angry? :rolleyes:
But we innovate while they blindly produce what we created :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applefan289 Avatar
142 months ago
Wow, lot's of blue shirts. First pic looks like an army ready for battle.

Not only does Apple have more money than the Federal government, they will have more employees than the army!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicky G Avatar
142 months ago
Hmmm... Are we absolutely positive this is a REAL Apple Store? ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
firestarter Avatar
142 months ago
These store openings are getting dull.

How about putting them on 'blog', not the front page.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
linuxophile Avatar
142 months ago
"MacRumors, new and rumors you care about"... really?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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