Second Apple Store In China Opens In Shanghai

Just earlier this month, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi said in a conversation with a business publication that his company was lucky to have Apple not focus on the Chinese market and that Cupertino was missing a huge opportunity by not being in China. Did Chuanzhi’s words get Steve Jobs spring into action? We now hear […]

Just earlier this month, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi said in a conversation with a business publication that his company was lucky to have Apple not focus on the Chinese market and that Cupertino was missing a huge opportunity by not being in China.

Did Chuanzhi’s words get Steve Jobs spring into action? We now hear that Apple is opening up a new Apple Store in China – the second after the first one was opened in Beijing in 2008.

According to reports on the BusinessWeek, the new 1500-square-meters large Apple Store is located in the Pudong district of China’s financial hub, Shanghai. Hundreds of people gathered around 10AM in the morning today for the unveiling of the 40-foot cylindrical glass wall that contains the characteristic Apple logo.

The new store is seen as not just a beginning to take on the likes of Lenovo and Nokia that are popular here, but also establish a legal foothold in a region dominated by pirated and cloned Apple products.