While the head of Lenovo may have stated earlier this week that Apple doesn’t care about the Chinese market, you wouldn’t know it from looking at pictures of this week’s unveiling from the latest Apple Store in Shanghai.
9to5Mac is reporting that the latest Apple Store in Shanghai, China is just around the corner, and the curtains came down this week to give future customers a glimpse of what they’ll soon be enjoying.
“Above the ground the store is a 40-foot high glass cylinder, surrounded by a shallow moat,” 9to5Mac relates. “Walk in and you go down this beautiful spiral glass staircase that leads to the underground retail space. Oh, and there’s a giant glowing Apple logo, too.”
Once inside, customers are treated to 1,500 square meters of space filled with 85 iMacs, 100 iPods and 50 iPhones and staffed by over 175 employees. “We believe that if we build it, they will come,” explains Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Ron Johnson, of the Shanghai store.
Based on the customers already lining up in the photo above, Apple will probably have some new fans soon enough -- and one of them is extra-ready for the opening, complete with a homemade flag of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, seen below.