Crowds flock to the opening of Apple’s new Wuhan store
Apple has opened its new Wuhan store in Hubei Province, China, today, and large crowds gathered to see the opening.
Apple’s first store in Hubei Province is located in Wuhan International Plaza Mall, and despite being a mall store, it includes some of the latest and greatest design elements from Apple. From Apple:
With many of Apple’s latest design elements, the Apple Wuhan Store is the first retail store in China to set up an exclusive Apple Pickup area, making it easy for customers to pick up products ordered online. Tables on either side of the Apple Pickup pickup area are used to host today’s free classes at Apple. Courses include photography, videography, art and design, music, programming and more to provide participants with inspiration and impart practical skills. The new space offers customers a closer experience, allowing them to unleash their passion even further and explore the products they love.
The store is adorned with granite floors and wood-paneled walls and features the usual glass front that delimits Apple stores around the world.
Posts on Chinese social media reveal that large crowds gathered at the store to see it open. Hundreds of customers lined up to be the first to cross the threshold and to get in touch with the latest Apple products like their best iPhone, iPhone 13, iPads, Mac and more.
A video is shown on Twitter customers entering the new store to much applause and fanfare from the staff, who chanted “Wuhan!” while excited visitors entered.
The Wuhan store is Apple’s 54th retail location in China and has a staff of 128 people. Like many of Apple’s stores around the world, there are measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Customers must wear masks and take a temperature test to enter the store, which operates a limited number and social distancing, as well as deep cleaning measures.
In a press release, Apple said: “We are incredibly excited to open our first Apple Store in Hubei Province. Starting this Saturday, this retail store is offering new design elements in China for the first time, offering customers more ways to explore ideas, learn more about Apple products, or more easily pick up items ordered online. “.