The reported future Apple outlet is apparently being built in Beijing’s China Central Place Shopping Center in the Chaoyang District, and bears a strong resemblance to the familiar style of the electronic device giant.
The 500 square metre building covers two floors and inside sources claim the store has been in planning phases since Apple’s flagship Wangfujing outlet opened last October.
According to a story in the Beijing Business Daily, top team members from the Wangfujing store have already begun training new managers for the soon to be Central Place location. There is speculation that should the new outlet indeed open its doors later this year, that the timing would likely coincide with the release of the next version of the iPhone in the country.
Apple currently has eleven stores in China – three in Shanghai, three in Beijing, one in Shenzhen, one in Chengdu, and three in Hong Kong. If the rumors of an upcoming mid-range device for the company are true, this, in conjunction with a speedy emergence of stores, could see Apple’s visibility and adoption in China growing considerably, and quickly at that.