Shanghai, Jul 9: China will get more Apple products directly from the company. Apple Inc is opening its second retail outlet in China in the heart of Shanghai's financial district.
The new store will be located near famous Oriental Pearl Tower and will have a 40 foot glass cylindrical wall.
Apple opened first direct selling outlet in 2008 in Beijing. Due to the long lead time for Apple to bring products to China, consumers often turn to the gray market for smuggled Apple goods or buy pirated versions.
"We are very happy to open at such an excellent location in Shanghai, that this will be just one of many stores Apple plans to open in China," said, Ron Johnson, Apple's senior vice president for retail operations.