The city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, is known around the world for being the starting place of the coronavirus pandemic, a virus that has changed the way we live in many ways, although little by little we are entering in a new normal. Precisely in this city, Apple plans open a new Apple Store next September.
It seems that the gigantic investment that Apple made in China a few years ago, opening 42 of its own stores throughout the country, are not enough to continue to maintain this country as the main source of income for Tim Cook’s company. In fact, in the financial results that he announced a few days ago, 60% of total income come from this country.
This new Apple Store will be located in the Wuhan International Plaza and it is expected that the opening coincide with the market launch of the iPhone 13, a presentation that would be initially scheduled for September, although due to the lack of components that is affecting everyone, the Cupertino-based company could delay the presentation and subsequent launch to October, as it did last year with the iPhone 12.
The interior decoration project of an Apple Store in Wuhan International Plaza has been reviewed and approved by the Hubei Provincial Government Service Network, as reported by Patently Apple. The store, which will occupy 900 square meters of space, will be located on the second floor of the Wuhan International Plaza shopping center.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the third quarter was an “incredibly strong quarter” for revenue from China, in the process setting a June revenue record of $ 14.76 billion.
So far, Apple has 42 outlets in mainland China in 21 cities. Shanghai has the most points of sale, with seven, followed by Beijing, with five.