Apple previews new Sanlitun store ahead of grand opening

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in General Discussion edited July 2020
Apple on Thursday offered an inside look at Apple Sanlitun, the company's latest retail location in China.

Apple Sanlitun


Teased on Apple's regional retail website last week, the Sanlitun outlet is located in the Taikoo Li mall in Beijing. It replaces Apple's first store to open in China, which closed its doors on Tuesday.

The new (left) and old (right) Apple Stores. Sanlitun, Beijing. pic.twitter.com/DBNQ9f31eI

— Tianyu M. Fang (@tianyuf)


Just steps away from the original Apple Sanlitun, the new location is twice the size and features a number of firsts including an integrated solar panel array positioned on the store's roof. The system will power the outlet which, like other Apple facilities, runs completely on renewable energy.

Apple Sanlitun features Apple's first integrated solar array in a retail store in China.
Apple Sanlitun features Apple's first integrated solar array in a retail store in China.


"This store sets a new standard for Apple Retail in China and we're thrilled to build on our history in Beijing," said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple SVP of retail and people. "We look forward to operating Apple Sanlitun, and all of our stores around the world, with the health and safety of our customers and teams as our top priority."

Like other flagships, Apple Sanlitun includes a Forum, Viewing Gallery, and Boardroom. The forum will host Today at Apple sessions, while the Viewing Gallery on the grand upper level looks out over Taikoo Li's central square. Boardrooms at Apple retail stores are dedicated sales and support meeting spots for small businesses.

The Forum will be the future home for Today at Apple
The Forum will be the future home for Today at Apple


Architectural flourishes and materials sourced from local businesses complete the store's aesthetic fingerprint. For example, the outlet's 33-foot glass panels were made in Xiamen, while the floor is covered in Padang Light stone from the Shandong province. Planters on the west terrace hold Sophora japonica trees, the official tree of Beijing. Some 185 team members work at the Sanlitun location.

Apple Sanlitun opens on Friday at 10 a.m. local time. The company notes standard Chinese coronavirus protocols are in place, meaning customers should expect to show and scan their personal health QR code upon entry. Apple is also implementing a mask requirement, temperature checks and social distancing for visitors.

Masks are required inside the newly opened store
Masks are required inside the newly opened store


In related Apple retail news, the company on Thursday opened an updated and relocated store in Reston, Virginia. The new storefront, located next door to the previous outlet, is noticeably larger and features the usual accouterments like a large central display and all-glass facade.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,567member
    Is that Covid-19 in the middle?
    DogpersonlkruppJWSC
  • Reply 2 of 19
    OferOfer Posts: 105unconfirmed, member
    Beats said:
    Is that Covid-19 in the middle?
    You’re not funny 
    BeatsfastasleepF_Kent_D
  • Reply 3 of 19
    longfanglongfang Posts: 254member
    Beats said:
    Is that Covid-19 in the middle?
    No that would be in the United States of America, you know the most infected "1st world" country.
    lkruppOferBeats
  • Reply 4 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.
  • Reply 5 of 19
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.
    It is totally wrong for a person responsible for enforcing US laws to make comments on Apple and Hollywood. Apple and Hollywood violated no laws doing business in China. If this government cannot be checkmated in November this great nation will fall into a state like the Nazi Germany. 
    GeorgeBMacOfer
  • Reply 6 of 19
    JWSCJWSC Posts: 1,033member
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.
    Im absolutely speechless. It’s like you live in some parallel Sci-fi universe.
    F_Kent_Dwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 19
    fred1fred1 Posts: 840member
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Oferwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 19
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,567member
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.

    No one can predict the future. Countries are slowly starting to hate China for who they are. Your prediction was better last year, this year things have shifted.

    Guys, my joke was the irony of Apple opening a Store amid a pandemic. It wasn't anti-China.
  • Reply 9 of 19
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    Beats said:
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.

    No one can predict the future. Countries are slowly starting to hate China for who they are. Your prediction was better last year, this year things have shifted.

    Guys, my joke was the irony of Apple opening a Store amid a pandemic. It wasn't anti-China.
    The pandemic in China is over. China haters will say their numbers are untruthful. But how you explain the fact that Apple has reopened all Apple Stores in China? 
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 10 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    JWSC said:
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.
    Im absolutely speechless. It’s like you live in some parallel Sci-fi universe.

    It's the real one.  The real universe.   You should try it.
  • Reply 11 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    tzeshan said:
    Beats said:
    Sorry all you fearful, angry China haters....  
    China is here to stay -- it is the world's largest market and soon the world's largest economy -- even if it makes Bill Barr's head blows off...

    The China haters can continue to whine and make up their false stories about the supposed evils of the country -- even have Trumpian name calling fits.
    But, intelligent, responsible companies like Apple won't be fooled.   They will proceed to do the right things.   The smart things.

    No one can predict the future. Countries are slowly starting to hate China for who they are. Your prediction was better last year, this year things have shifted.

    Guys, my joke was the irony of Apple opening a Store amid a pandemic. It wasn't anti-China.
    The pandemic in China is over. China haters will say their numbers are untruthful. But how you explain the fact that Apple has reopened all Apple Stores in China? 

    The China Haters get their news and information from China Haters.  It makes for a self-sustaining positive feedback loop -- until they step out in the real world.   Then the friction of reality tends to clog the gears of that great machine.
  • Reply 12 of 19
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,827member
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
  • Reply 13 of 19
    fred1fred1 Posts: 840member
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 
  • Reply 14 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    edited July 2020
  • Reply 15 of 19
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    Republicans are playing party ideology to fool Americans. In fact most of the disputes between US and China are political ideology differences between three political parties, CCP, Republican, and Democrats. Ordinary Americans could care less on these disputes. 
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 16 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    tzeshan said:
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    Republicans are playing party ideology to fool Americans. In fact most of the disputes between US and China are political ideology differences between three political parties, CCP, Republican, and Democrats. Ordinary Americans could care less on these disputes. 

    Actually, I think the Republican dispute with China is less about ideology and mostly just political expediency.   Starting a cold war with China provides multiple advantages to them:
    --   It distracts from Russia who continues to attack our country to aid their re-election.   "Look Over There!"
    --  It impresses their base with how (supposedly) tough and strong they are.
    --  It makes it appear that they give a damn about American workers by claiming they're "bringing the jobs back to America"

    Every dictator and wanna-be dictator needs an enemy to distract the people from their own failings and corruption.   Trump picked China.  So, he did what Trump and Republicans do best:   they fabricated a smear campaign.

    The only thing the U.S. has to fear from China is that China is beating us at our own game:   free market capitalism and will soon replace us as the world's largest economy.
  • Reply 17 of 19
    F_Kent_DF_Kent_D Posts: 80unconfirmed, member
    tzeshan said:
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    Republicans are playing party ideology to fool Americans. In fact most of the disputes between US and China are political ideology differences between three political parties, CCP, Republican, and Democrats. Ordinary Americans could care less on these disputes. 
    Americans do care. Sorry, you’re wrong. China has been destructive to the American economy for too long. The idea that people should be under total control of their government is what we don’t agree with either. 
  • Reply 18 of 19
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    F_Kent_D said:
    tzeshan said:
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    Republicans are playing party ideology to fool Americans. In fact most of the disputes between US and China are political ideology differences between three political parties, CCP, Republican, and Democrats. Ordinary Americans could care less on these disputes. 
    Americans do care. Sorry, you’re wrong. China has been destructive to the American economy for too long. The idea that people should be under total control of their government is what we don’t agree with either. 
    This is a political ideology. If what you said is true, why Americans are buying made in China year after year in such large volume? The truth is most Americans don't care. Because China is providing Americans with cheap high quality products that they cannot find elsewhere. For example, Homedepot sells this eighty pounds 

    Heavy Duty 6-Tier Wire Shelving Unit made in China for only $89.

    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 19 of 19
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,495member
    tzeshan said:
    F_Kent_D said:
    tzeshan said:
    fred1 said:
    fred1 said:
    It’s really laughable that people in this administration would take issue with US companies doing business in China when the US and Wisconsin governments gave so much to Foxtron . . . with nearly nothing to show for it, except a photo op. 
    Foxconn is a Taiwanese company.
    Oops! Really? I didn’t know that (obviously!) 

    Taiwan is part of China.  Republicans haven't figured that out yet.  Eventually though they'll give up on their latest fantasy and join the rest of the world.
    Republicans are playing party ideology to fool Americans. In fact most of the disputes between US and China are political ideology differences between three political parties, CCP, Republican, and Democrats. Ordinary Americans could care less on these disputes. 
    Americans do care. Sorry, you’re wrong. China has been destructive to the American economy for too long. The idea that people should be under total control of their government is what we don’t agree with either. 
    This is a political ideology. If what you said is true, why Americans are buying made in China year after year in such large volume? The truth is most Americans don't care. Because China is providing Americans with cheap high quality products that they cannot find elsewhere. For example, Homedepot sells this eighty pounds 

    Heavy Duty 6-Tier Wire Shelving Unit made in China for only $89.


    You are correct!   It is political ideology.   And, like theology, it needs no facts behind it or basis in reality.   And, it doesn't.

    China is no more an enemy of the U.S. than Google, Microsoft and Apple are enemies of each other.   They are competitors, not enemies.   There's a difference -- except in the eyes of the cult.
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