Apple to Open First Chinese Retail Store on Saturday


Apple (AAPL) plans to open its first Chinese retail store in Shanghai on Saturday, CNN said.

Customers are already queuing up to get into the store, which will have 80 Macs, 100 iPods and 60 iPhones to play with. There will also be a Genius Bar and the country's first Briefing Room for free business workshops.

"The Apple Store Pudong will be the ultimate place for the people of Shanghai to shop, learn and be inspired," Ron Johnson, Apple's senior vice president of retail, said. "We're thrilled to open the first of many new stores in China in this incredible location."

A second Apple store is already under construction in Shanghai and the company hopes to have 25 across China by 2012, CNN said.