Apple is set to open a new retail store in China on Friday, January 10 at the China Central Mall in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, approximately two miles from the existing Sanlitun Apple Store in Beijing.
The China Central Mall is an upscale shopping center with more than 70 shops and restaurants, including stores like Gucci, Prada, and Chanel. It’s also flanked by two major hotels, the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriot Hotel.
News of the new Apple Store first surfaced in May of 2013, and according to reports, the store spans 500 square meters over two separate floors. The store opening comes just a week before China’s largest carrier, China Mobile, is slated to begin iPhone 5s and 5c sales.
Apple's new China Central Mall retail store, its fourth in Beijing, will open at 10 a.m. on Friday. The store has already begun accepting reservations for workshops and Genius Bar appointments.
(Image courtesy of Go Shop Beijing)