Apple plans to open three retail stores in Shanghai, first opens July 10 in Lujiazui of the Pudong New Area.
“Oriental Morning Post reported Shanghai is likely to be one of the few cities in Asia-Pacific region with several Apple stores. Apple plans to open two stores in Shanghai and is considering another in Huangpu Area, hoping to have as many retail stores in China as Louis Vuitton.”
Product prices at new Shanghai stores will be same as those of Beijing. But not everything will be same. “Since iPhone was launched by China Unicom, it won’t be available at Shanghai stores. Shanghai stores will mainly sell computers and iPods.”
The design is clearly a take on the classic NYC glass cube, but uses a cylinder surrounded by a large plaza: