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Old Sep 10, 2013, 07:32 AM   #1
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Apple to Open Two-Story Retail Store in Shanghai's New IAPM Mall




According to a photo posted on Twitter (via ifoAppleStore), Apple seems to be building a retail store in the center of Shanghai's new IAPM mall. The store, which appears to be two stories high as it undergoes construction, is blocked off by a gray barricade that sports the Apple logo and the URL which directs Apple's China retail website. The mall in which the store is located opened two weeks ago, and is connected to high-rise apartments and business offices, both of which have yet to open.

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Visitors to the new upscale iAPM shopping mall in Shanghai (China) have noticed a surprise future tenant--a two-level Apple retail store. The six-level mall held a soft opening two weeks ago, but several tenants are still outfitting their stores, including Apple. Construction is underway behind an unusual gray-painted barricade that is 60-feet wide, with a white Apple logo and Web address. The mall is connected to high-rise residence and office towers, and features operating hours as late as 11 p.m. The project also includes an IMAX theater, high-end grocery store, entertainment venues and restaurants. The store is about one mile west of the existing Hong Kong Plaza store, with two other stores further east in city center. The timeline for the store's grand opening isn't known, but it will eventually be the fourth location for the city.
Apple has several retail stores in Shanghai, starting with one in the Pudong district in 2010, another on Shanghai's famous Nanjing Road in 2011, and a retail store located in the Hong Kong Plaza.

The construction of the store comes as Apple is scheduled to hold a media event in Bejing tomorrow following an official media event at its headquarters, where the company is expected to announce the next-generation iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C, the latter of which may deliver a huge boost in China. China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier, is said to be scheduled to receive shipments of the iPhone 5C, although details on a launch announcement for the carrier remain unclear.

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Old Sep 10, 2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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If only my city had a two story Apple store in its mall :/
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 07:46 AM   #3
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Most of the stores in my area aren't as exciting as the glass enclosed stores in newyork or china :/ I wish they would buy the House of Versace and turn it into an Apple store.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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I'm excited to see which stories they go for. The Harry Potter series is always popular but maybe 50 Shades would be more female friendly. Either way, it's an exciting new sales strategy. Go Apple!
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 08:18 AM   #6
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No. One. Care.

Please, MacRumors, find some way to let the RSS subscribers filter out the "new store in Nowheristan" posts.

It seriously feels like a completely separate category of "news." (And is certainly not a "rumor.")
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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I am still waiting for an Apple store in Denmark.
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It is targeted to that market so blatantly - cheap & colorful.

In before Tim announces at WWDC 2014 iPhone 5C thrones China's mobile market share for the previous 3 quarters.

Anyhow, I'm sure it will be very effective in other markets as well.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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Is is 'iPAM' or 'iAPM'? The authors text says 'iPAM' while the quoted text says 'iAPM'.
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I wish they would buy the House of Versace and turn it into an Apple store.
On South Beach?
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It is targeted to that market so blatantly - cheap & colorful.
Isn't it this attitude that made people look so foolish just before the iPad launch? "It's just a giant iPhone!" "This is stupid, no one will use it."

Why not wait until you try it before you bash it?
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Please, MacRumors, find some way to let the RSS subscribers filter out the "new store in Nowheristan" posts.

It seriously feels like a completely separate category of "news." (And is certainly not a "rumor.")
It doesn't happen that often. Can't you just ignore it?
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On South Beach?
Yup. Or more inland. There's a mall called Dolphin Mall that would be a great place for an apple store. Not sure why they haven't put one in yet.
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I have been to that mall just two weeks ago. It is a great place to put an Apple Store at with all the other high-end brands in place (Coach, LV, etc.).
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Yup. Or more inland. There's a mall called Dolphin Mall that would be a great place for an apple store. Not sure why they haven't put one in yet.
Well I dont know why you would want stores like new york or china when you have that cool art deco one you guys have on Lincoln. But I do agree the Versace house would be cool.
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Well I dont know why you would want stores like new york or china when you have that cool art deco one you guys have on Lincoln. But I do agree the Versace house would be cool.
I guess it's just the glass. I love the new pavilion store Tim spoke about the iPhone event.
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