Apple is prepping to open its second Shanghai location after opening the first in Pudong last year. This new location is going to be massive and feature five stories of Apple goodness over a sprawling complex nearly a block long. Any doubts that China is Apple’s next target?
This new location will be the fifth Apple store in China when it opens in the coming weeks. The first Shanghai location opened last year and features the now famous round cylinder entranceway much like NYC’s flagship Apple Store. The previously-announced plans calls for a three Apple Stores in Shanghai alone with reportedly more than 2 dozen in smaller cities.
The first two floors will feature retail space with the Genius Bar and customer training facilities located on the second floor. The top three floors will then by used for Apple corporate and feature offices and conference rooms.
M.I.C Gadgets reports that this new location could open as soon as this week and Apple recently pulled back part of the huge curtain revealing the statement, We Are About To Light Up Nenjing Road. If previous Apple store openings are any indication, the event will likely draw huge crowds of curious onlookers and Apple fanboys alike.