Shanghai's Apple Store Opens to Large Crowds

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    Apple's impressive new retail store in Shanghai, China opened today to large crowds. MICGadget provides a gallery of photos from the launch and the Wall Street Journal reports that 150 fans were waiting overnight to be the first in the Store. Apple opened the doors of its second store in the entire country on Saturday, drawing crowds of all ages as early at 5 a.m. Some drove several hours or flew in from other provinces for a chance to line up outside the cylindrical glass building. Many hoped to catch a glimpse of the iPhone 4 or of Steve Jobs, but were disappointed.
    Like the company's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the Pudong store is located below ground level and utilizes the glass tower as an iconic entryway with a glass stairway descending to the store below.

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    Early visitors were given free special edition t-shirts celebrating the store's opening.

    Apple expects to open a second retail store in Shanghai and a total of 25 stores in China by the end of 2011.

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  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Seance or initiation ceremony? Either way -- freakin amazing looking!
     
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    I have family that live in Shanghai, unfortunately they are in Alabama right now!!! Would have been cool to see first hand photos.
     
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    Words can not express how badly I want this T-shirt....
     
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    Wow looks like it was popular. A really nice looking building too.
     
  7. Troon macrumors regular

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    I will be able to pick some of the fake ones up when i go back to Thailand. It’s not my thing mind you but i know a lot of people love this kind of thing.
     
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    i was there and i got some

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    I got my new iPod shuffle in polished stainless steel.

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    Designed in California, made for China.

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    And the t-shirt is made in LA
     
  9. bigrob66 macrumors newbie

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    Elevator?

    I've seen a few others describe the entrance, but no one has mentioned an elevator or alternative public entrance for those who would be challenged by stairs - I'm just curious where it is.
     
  10. icanhazapple macrumors 6502

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    i'd like a t-shirt

    willing to pay quite a bit if you have one, please pm me.
     
  11. joeonmac macrumors newbie

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    you can enter the place via the mall, so it will be ok if you are on the wheel chir
     
  12. cryingbaby macrumors newbie

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    WoW

    That thing is sick looking. Wish I could have been there. I didn't know Apple was so popular over there either.
     
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    Why are nowhere photos of the inside?

    Nevermind, they are being uploaded as we speak...
     
  14. Troon macrumors regular

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    I live in South East Asia and Apple seem to have jump massively in popularity in the last 5 years. All my mates are going Apple, wither it’s an Iphone, MBP or desk top.

    There are Apple shops everywhere and many other electrical and computer shops where you can get them. My MBP was about £150 cheaper in Thailand compared to Dubai for the exact same spec.

    You obviously get lot of fake Apple stuff. I have had a Mini Iphone for a few years. It’s not that bad and i mainly use it if i am going out for a heavy night so if i damage it it doesn’t matter.
     
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    I am not sure when i will be back as i am in Scotland right now for family reasons. I’ll ask my mates there to have a look out. It will cost about $6 out the markets max...........Once i am back i will look myself then stick a post up :cool:
     
  16. Caharin macrumors member

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    May the picture in this article remind us Americans of a universal truth: Never, ever get involved in a land-based war with China. :eek:
     
  17. rishimaharaj0 macrumors newbie

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    It would be really neat if I could purchase one from you.
     
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    I like the shirt! Nice design and strategic message to the Chinese consumer.
     
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    It would be really neat if I could purchase one from you.
     
  20. Troon macrumors regular

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    No worries. I will forget about this, but i should be back in a month or two, and i have just sent a PM to a few lads in Pattaya where i live and i know they’ll have a look. It’ll probably be 3-4 weeks before they hit the streets. Even if they don’t hit the streets i know enough people that sell fake stuff and will order them up :cool:
     
  21. cowcaster88 macrumors member

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    Good to see Apple concentrating on China, as this will probably payoff for them.
     
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    LOL the logo they use there reminds me of a Stargate!
     
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    You have to be joking...
     
  25. Troon macrumors regular

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    Not everything out that way is fake :(
     

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