CUPERTINO, California — October 26, 2010 — Apple launched the Apple Store in China. The link to the online store is (http://store.apple.com/cn/). Apple’s online store is the easiest and most convenient way to purchase Apple products, such as the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod touch. The online store provides free shipping, free personalized engraving on any iPod or iPad, and the chance to configure any Mac the way you like it. The online Apple Store offers a huge variety of third-party software and accessories. The online Apple Store is the only place you can purchase the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED.
The online Apple Store also provides special education pricing on Apple products for eligible students and faculty members. The online Apple Store launched just in time for the holiday season. Gift wrapping is also available with the purchase of most Apple products including the iPod, iPad, and iPhone.
Also starting today, Apple’s App Store in Simplified Chinese is now accessible by customers in China. The App Store hosts localized featured apps and charts of the most popular apps in China. The App Store is provided to iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone users. The App Store is the world’s largest catalog of apps. There are over 300,000 apps in 20 categories. The categories range from games to medical.
The opening of Apple’s online store is something I am very happy about. China has so many people that there is a large variety of future customers for Apple. Apple is taking advantage of one of the world’s biggest markets. China is a great place for selling Apple products and I am sure that the online store will be a success.
What do you think? Comments?
Within 24 hours since the launch of the online Apple Store, the Apple Store sold out its entire stock of iPhone 4s. The new online Apple Store was a huge success in China. Apple wants to access China’s growing economy and online shopping market by selling Apple products through the new online Apple Store. With access to China’s growing market, Apple will be able to make about US $ 17.91 billion worth of transactions in the third quarter of 2010. The online Apple Store will be a more convenient way for China’s consumers to purchase Apple products. Unauthorized resellers are a big problem in China and are cause for concern. Apple hopes that the online store will prevent the selling of Apple products from unauthorized resellers because more people will more likely buy it directly from the new online Apple Store.
Apple’s success in China was inevitable. Apple is so popular in the United States, so why wouldn’t it be in China? iPhone 4s sold out within 24 hours. I am pretty sure that is a good sign. The online Apple Store will have to restock though and I would recommend that you check back often. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this topic.