Apple opened its first retail store in Hangzhou, China back in January, and now the company has announced plans for a second. Apple says the store will be located at 701 Fuchun Road in the Jianggan District. The store will open at 9:00AM local time on April 24th, which also happens to be launch day for the Apple Watch.
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Apple has promised to expand its retail presence in China to at least 40 locations. Tim Cook has said in the past that China is a “key” market for the company, while retail head Angela Ahrendts has said that China is one of her key factors relating to Apple being a successful retail company.
Apple opened 5 new retail stores in China during the first two months of 2015, with more planned. Today’s announcement of a second store in Hangzhou comes at a monumental time in Apple’s history with the impending launch of the Apple Watch. The store will be located in the MixC shopping mall and will open April 24th.