The Next Web (in conjunction with the Beijinger) attended a media preview on Thursday where Apple Senior Vice President John Browett discussed the company’s commitment to China. He recounted a personal anecdote about the first time he came to China in 1986 as a student and stood on the same corner where the new Wangfujing store is located.
“Who could have believed what happened in China in 25 years, let alone what’s happened with Apple,” he said.
TNW says Browett went so far as to say her thinks the new location is the best store Apple has built in Asia so far. The new store would grab that unofficial title from the IFC Hong Kong store, which was Apple’s most expensive store to date upon opening last year.