Apple video focuses on opening of new Apple Store in China

Apple video focuses on opening of new Apple Store in China
Apple is opening a new Apple Store in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on January 24th. Apple partnered with local calligrapher Wang Dongling to promote the location by allowing Mr. Wang to paint a poem on the outside of the store using calligraphy. This is Apple's first brick and mortar store in Hangzhou, which is the largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. It is a combination of traditional Chinese culture, blended with the trappings of a modern city.

The poem painted on the outside wall of the store is all about West Lake, where the retail location actually sits. It is called "Praising West Lake in the Rain."


Whether you care for the poem or not, you have to admit that the outside of the Apple Store in West Lake is rather unique looking. If Apple were ever going to expand in China, now is the time. During November, iPhone sales soared 45% year-over-year as Apple had the third highest smartphone market share in the country for the month with its 12% slice trailing just Xiaomi (18%) and Lenovo (13%). The new large-screened Apple iPhone 6 (4.7-inch screen) and Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch screen) have caught the eye of many Chinese smartphone buyers, who have become accustomed to Android models with large displays.



source: Apple

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22 Comments

1. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Absolutely beautiful

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet vid, dude has skillz.

3. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I have tried android , i have tried windows , yet i like Mac and iOS and the whole apple ecosystem , customer service and brand image . I know they are more expensive and i don't mind paying for it . Why people of this site like to treat it as a sin ?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Because they're stupid, and have nothing better to do, than try to be a bother. Enjoy your purchase bro, it's your money. As Mxy would say (monies) lol. +1

5. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Its crazy that what users here would say to people that likes Apple . They think we are some sort of iSheep that doesnt think . But you use what that works right for you isn't it ? If they haven't tried a mac or a iDevice how do they know they don't like it ? Based on specs and price ?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Most of them are followers, and just go by what the rest say. Others are simply trouble makers with nothing better to do. I use both iOS and android, but prefer iOS and have much more vested in that eco system. It simply suits me better, yet I give android it's credit as a killer OS. What matters is that we're happy with what we choose to spend money on, buy what you want or need, and let others do the same. All this stupid bashing, insulting, and disrespect isn't called for, but the sites overran with fools from all camps, but mostly android.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Check out post 33 before you get too friendly. Yup no clause, just if you buy, you're stupid. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-targets-19-hour-battery-life-for-Apple-Watch_id65131/comments?post=1087866#post_1087866

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

darkkjedii, quite disappointed in you starting to label others non-iOS camp. Let me share with you one fact. Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, Microsoft are making millions of dollars each day. This is what they have to show for themselves. What do fans and haters have in return for their nasty, bitter, spiteful remarks, their unswaying devotion. More nasty, bitter, spiteful remarks from other fellow human beings. Feeling the burning, feeling hurt..., feeling the heartache. Let stop this cycle by sticking to fact, sharing information that is more helpful than hurting. Let there be peace and happiness for all readers. BTW, Excellence Marketing Effort from Apple.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh believe me, I'll label the stupid Apple fanboys just the same. MB was simply referring to android fanboys. I know we're nameless, faceless consumers to them. I also know people get attacked on this site for reasons other than the os they use. +1 bro

15. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

It is a very good and thoughtful comment . Yes no matter what fanboys argues here tech companies are still making a lot of money out of us . There are bad people from both sides you could not just label them all as bad . It is like religion , just because there are back people in the religion doesnt mean all people are bad . However what I personally feel is that there are some android users that are very mean towards android users

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its ok. Just focus on positive comments and helpful tips that others shared. The rest is white noise.

14. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Yes I agree with you , I am currently using a note 3 and iPhone 5 + a Macbook pro retina display . My dad uses a iPhone 6 , OnePlus One and Nexus 7 2013 so I have access to those too . Android has many features , I root and custom Roms my android phones too . But somehow I get tired of it after a few years . Forgot to mention I have tried Linux (Elementary OS and Ubuntu as well)

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I recently built a 6 x 4TB NAS with Ubuntu 14.04. I am new to Linux before that. Now i know a bit more. Its a DIY system with 32GB RAM running ZFS RAIDZ2.

22. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Wow that is awesome But i disliked Ubuntu ever since they became bloated and has the horrible UI (Gnome on older ubuntu is better ) Now my OS of choice on Linux is elementary OS , its fast clean and simplistic , based on Ubuntu source code but without all the crap , you should google it and try it out !! By the way , i am installing windows 10 preview in VirtualBox on my retina macbook pro

6. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Thats why its hard to sell luxury cars to people who have never experienced them , they think its all about the badge

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Don't compare cars with phones. Luxury cars also have different brands. If all people in this world uses only iPhones or only Androids or only typical phones then others won't get any chance to manufacture or produce different products / OSs. Taste matters, choice matters and money matters as all people are not rich that's why there are many different OEMs and OSs. Everywhere we can find trolls, fanboys and haters so don't worry. Enjoy whatever you have. And debating sometime is good or may be funny as every person has his own point.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Haters are on both side of the fence. Also you are comparing iPhones to luxury cars and with the statement you make here, you are seeing the other brands/OSses less than luxurious. It's this kind of arrogance that a lot of people don't like. And to continue the incredible faulty analogy of cars/phones. BMW, Audi drivers don't like MB drivers and vice versa. While these cars are luxurious too. It's not about the experience, it's about the badge. My badge is better than yours.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well said. Learning to be respectful. I could use some.

16. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I agree with you Deepak and Rebel , I am not necessarily comparing luxury cars to iPhone , there are expensive android phones too . I am tired of people saying that we buy apple its just because of the logo Judging from my experience , there are people who think that luxury cars are all about the badge which they are not . I am not trying to say that the iPhone is luxurious while others are not . I have driven BMWs , Audi's and MBs , I could tell you that its not just badge that sets those brands apart , each of those brand's cars have their own characters

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I get tired of those too, especially when they use stupid arguments that don't make sense or aren't true. I don't dislike people based on their phone preference. I even think it's a shame fanboy has this negative ring to it. Nothing wrong with being a fan. It's the haters that need to shut up. What I meant about the badge, most buyers don't buy the car for it's badge, but for like you said character, driving experience. But when you look at the people fighting over which brand is the best (as a lot of them do when it comes to phones). It's all about the badge. It's those people who fight over superiority and stoop to childish behaviour.

18. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

We all have our own prefference on what works best for us

19. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

it's okay to not like things just don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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