New Photos of Chongqing Apple Store Set to Open Tomorrow

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    Preparing to open its doors around 10 AM local time in Jiefangbei Square in Chongqing, China tomorrow, Apple has allowed a few members of the Chinese press inside the new store before the grand opening (via MacX).

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    Bearing a strong resemblance to the Pudong store in Shangai and the Fifth Avenue store in New York, the majority of the new Chongqing location resides under street level, with a massive glass structure, featuring the Apple logo, hiding a staircase down to lower levels. The company is timing the new location's opening, and a handful of others, to coincide with the Chinese New Year festivities hitting next month.

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    Apple has been steadily opening more and more retail locations across China, pushing unique marketing campaigns - like the Hangzhou store's calligraphy video or Chongqing's own art mural - to drum up more overseas interest in Apple. In a statement made last October, Tim Cook said the company hopes to open 25 Apple Stores in China within the next two years.

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    Apple is unstoppable, make it even easier to obtain Apple products in China
     
  3. PeterKG macrumors 6502

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    Broad daylight in China and in the photo you can't see the sunshine through the thick layer of smog.
     
  4. geoffreyspencer macrumors newbie

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    The ground is wet by the looks of it. It may simply be a rainy day and nothing to do with smog.

     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    Too many separate panes of glass. Should have carved it all out of a single block of glass.
     
  6. Recognition macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it's been raining, can't have rain without CLOUDS.
     
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  8. hkenneth macrumors regular

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    Don't be ignorant. Chongqing is like Seattle. Always raining.
     
  9. ricci macrumors 6502

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    I have always said that but I'm not an engineer and im pretty sure it's hard to do! One peace that big would have to be flown in and I don't know if that's the defining point why they have not done that already! Anybody else with knowledge on one solid piece of glass?
     
  10. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    "Okay, which genius at the Genius Bar wants to clean windows today?"

    Interesting that Genius Bar is autocapitalized.
     
  11. Canyonero macrumors member

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    Too many pieces of glass. Ugly. Remind of the 5th Ave cube before it was made sleeker. Need the same engineer crew here.
     
  12. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

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    You guys crack me up. So how many multimillion dollar retail stores have you designed recently?
     
  13. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I wonder how it will stand up to a earthquake?
     
  14. talking macrumors newbie

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    Tell us how you really feel.
     
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    I have been in Chongqing this time of the year, and cloud/light rain like in this picture is kind of typical. That said, Chongqing is known as pretty badly polluted due to a bunch of chemical factories around the city. You don't notice the bad air quality as much as in Beijing, but there tends to be a "wet dust slime" all over side walks and such if there is a light rain. It won't be easy to keep those windows nice and clean.
     
  17. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    I'm not getting the sense behind the golden Apple logo either...havn't seen that before.
     
  18. viorelgn macrumors 6502

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    Probably an elevator nearby. When I first saw the image, I thought that the cylinder was the store! :):):)
     

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