New West Lake Apple Store is christened in China as large crowd gathers

New West Lake Apple Store is christened in China as large crowd gathers
A couple of days ago, we showed you a video released by Apple to promote the new West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou, China. The video showed Wang Dongling, an artist who specializes in calligraphy, decorating the company's new retail location. Saturday morning, the store had its grand opening and a huge throng appeared to get in on the festivities.

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to his Twitter account and tapped out a rare tweet saying "Starting Something New in Hangzhou, China!" As you would expect, the latest addition to Apple's retail portfolio includes a Genius Bar and space to hold workshops on devices like the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Four more stores in China will open before the Chinese New Year commences on February 19th. Angela Ahrendts, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail, said that the company will open 25 new Apple Stores in the country before the end of next year.

Apple has been picking up market share in China, and is third behind Xiaomi and Lenovo with 12% of the Chinese smartphone market at last report. The larger screen sizes of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus have helped Apple better compete in a country where low cost, large screened Android models have been the rage.


source: @tim_cook, AppleInsider

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44 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

The dumbness of people has no limits... Great work Apple.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

"dumbness" Oh, the irony.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wasn't debating whether or not it is a word. It's definition of the word that doesn't fit. http://www.yourdictionary.com/dumbness The word you're looking for is stupidity.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 again.

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

no dumbness is correct its meaning in this is ignorance

17. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

in all fairness, "ain't" is now considered a word and is defined by the dictionary, but not until modern society's stupidy called for it. i mean, yolo is even in the dictionary. but historically, and literally, it is not a word. hand a professional piece of work that contains the word "dumbness" and your credibilty is shot haha

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

as an english person i laugh at a lot of words americans make up, and change the spelling and dictation so it fits for them and put it in the books.

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

words related to dumbness ignorance

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO +1

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

we will stay stupidity

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

sad thing is i cant tell if thats a girl or boy in the last pic the one on the cover of the article. so confusing pic a gender and go with it already.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Foxconn employee discount? Nah didn't think so.

3. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Id say haters coming in... But theyre already here. Dont worry. Your day will come when your company gets as many loving customers, hundreds of stores, and top press. Just not any day soon. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

you wont see a android store coming in the next 20 years because its just a os and hundreds of companies make phones for it, android owners gonna hate and apple gonna wait to copy the next big thing, or should i say wait wait wait.

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

As a design student, I think that picture #2 looks sick!

7. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Chinese calligraphy always gets me

6. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Apple is simply the best, People love Apple. Forget about Buddhism and Christianity... The new religion of China is Apple...

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

dude...

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

There's no hope for this iWhacko.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You lost me at forget...Talk about disrespectful.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Reb, I don't even get caught up in religion, and I still find that to be too much.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't think even the Apple fans love to be called a religion too. True some comments above are plain stupid, but this one is just too much.

20. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

disrespectful? Explain ..

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

To compare a company with religion, is downright disrespectful.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Companies and religion are both man made though bro, exactly how is it disrespectful?

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, but apart from believing in a higher being (which I don't believe myself), it's also about values, believing there is something bigger than all of us. It can give them strength in difficult times. To name but a few. And to compare that to a company who gave us gagdets, there is no comparison. And perhaps disrespectful is a bit harsh a word, I do think he overstepped it a little.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see your points as well bro. +1

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

no its not religion is a company that makes money for its self because of blind faithful people with no brains

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cmon dude really?

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