2012 Oct 18 Sneak Peek: The Wangfujing Apple Store is the Largest in Asia
In case you haven't heard, Apple's opening up its third Beijing store on Saturday in Wangfujing. We were on hand for an early media tour today, so we get to bring you a sneak peek of the new location.
Occupying a prominent corner of the APM shopping mall, the three-level store is Apple's biggest location in Asia. They're not saying exactly how big it is, but we're hearing talk that it's 4,000 square meters.
The first floor is reserved for Apple's products, while the basement has accessories and third-party gadgets. Upstairs, you'll find the Genius Bar and setup service.
If you'll allow me to geek out a bit, the store has a three-level glass staircase, one of only three in the world, so it'll be a good place to turn your iPod on and do some cardio. (I kid.) I'm also happy to see that the store has two 360-degree Genius Bars, which should help alleviate some of the difficulty in finding appointments at Apple's other stores in Xidan and Sanlitun.
If you're an Apple faithful, you can line up to get a special edition T-shirt this Saturday. The store opens its doors at 9am. Sadly, it won't be carrying the iPhone 5 just yet, so we'll still have to wait for it.
Apple Store – Wangfujing
1/F, APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District
Photos: Josh Ong