Times of Oman
Dec 01, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 01:39 PM GMT
Apple opens store in China
October 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Beijing: Apple yesterday opened its biggest Asian store yet in Beijing, with hordes of shoppers descending on the three-floor complex that highlights the growing importance of China to the United States tech giant.

The shop, on the major shopping street of Wangfujing in the heart of the capital, covers an area of 2,300 square metres, according to Chinese media reports. China is now the second-biggest market for Apple after the us but the company has also faced frequent criticism for the conditions in which its products are produced in China.

Around 100 people also waited outside to enter the store, Apple's sixth official outlet in mainland China, according to a journalist at the scene.

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