Apple to open major Shanghai and Hong Kong flagship retail stores within days

“Apple will open two new stores in Asia by the end of the week, signalling the company’s push into the Chinese market and determination to ensure the launch of the next-generation iPhone gets off to an encouraging start,” Matt Brian reports for TNW.

“The Cupertino-based company has been working hard to open two new stores before the rumoured mid-October launch of the iPhone 5, confirming yesterday that it would open its new store in the IFC Mall in Hong Kong on September 24,” Brian reports. “With notifications of the launch affixed to the building itself, Apple also launched a new Hong Kong retail [Web] page, also adding a specific page for the IFC Mall-based store.”

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Brian reports, “This morning Apple also made changes to its Chinese website, announcing that it will open its new five-story Nanjing East store in Shanghai on Friday, a day before the Hong Kong store.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sarah” and “Lam V.” for the heads up.]


  1. As I’ve pointed out before, the newest Shanghai store will be Apple’s busiest in the World, as its location is the best in Shanghai, anchoring one end of Shanghai’s traditional pedestrian-only shopping area, right at the subway stop.

    The HK island store should also be excellent as it’s located in HK’s business shopping district.

  2. The new Shanghai store is on the #2 subway line. That line goes under the river to Pudong, where the first Apple store is located. Does anyone know how close the original store is to a subway station?

    1. The Luijiazui Apple store is less than a 5 min walk from the Subway. It will take only a few minutes to travel from one Apple store to the other in Shanghai. The Huahui road Apple store (the 3rd one in Shanghai) is further away from these two.

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