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Another week, another Apple retail store is opening in China

Another week, another Apple retail store is opening in China

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January 30, 2015

Just days after opening their largest store in Asia, Apple is at it again. The new Apple retail store in Chongqing, China opens on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at 10 a.m. local time.

As expected, the new store features a smaller version of the company’s iconic glass cylinder that’s a key feature of the Shanghai store. This design, for which Apple holds a patent, features glass pieces that are curved to form arcs. These panels are then joined to create a cylinder.


This is the second Apple store in Chongqing. The first store opened in July 2014.

Last week, Apple opened the massive new West Lake store in Hangzhou, China. Three more stores are set to be inaugurated in China before the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in October last year that 25 additional stores would be launched within the next two years in the country.

It has been a big week for Apple and the world’s largest consumer market. Earlier this week, Cupertino was named the No. 1 luxury gift provider in the country. On Tuesday, Apple announced that more iPhones were sold in China than in the United States last year for the first time.

See also: Embracing China isn’t all good news for Apple.

Photos: MacX