Tim Cook tweeted his thanks today to the “thousands of Hong Kong customers” who attended the opening of the company’s fourth Apple Store in Hong Kong.
Plans for the store were first announced in 2013, with construction photos first seen in February. Apple announced the opening date on its website a couple of weeks ago. The additional store is part of Apple’s ambitious expansion program in China, having so far opened six of the 25 new stores it plans to open within two years.
Photos of the new store can be seen below …
Monster Apple Store in the heart of Hong Kong’s IFC center to open this fall? (update: new California store, too!)
Apple’s Hong Kong Flagship store just got the curtain treatment according to a 9to5mac reader Nastypenman. The IFC center is the gateway to Hong Kong from the Airport rail link (ferry terminal, subways, etc) and is in the heart of Central, Hong Kong’s premiere shopping and business district. The IFC had evict or relocate about 20 stores on two-three levels, circled below in this Macrumors report from March. It could be Apple’s most expensive store to date (rent-wise) as Hong Kong’s prices are some of the highest in the world and this is about the most sought-after spot in Hong Kong.
Apple is also rumored to be building another local store, possibly in Pacific Place a short walk away.
A very Apple-like internal picture below: