In October, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to add 25 new retail locations in China in the coming years. This week, one of those stores now under construction took on a familiar look, according to ifo Apple Store.
The new Apple Store in Chongqing, China shows what appears to be 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.
Last month workers dismantled the huge steel structure that has been covering the entrance for nearly the past year, revealing a 30-foot tall glass structure that will lead to the underground store. The entrance is set in a plaza and surrounded by tall buildings, a setting similar to the Pudong store, but on a smaller scale.
Apple is the largest mobile brand in China, according to a November 2014 survey.
Main photo: Shanghai Apple store