CHINA SHANGHAI APPLE FLAGSHIP STORE
Customers walk down the glass stairs to enter the Apple Store at the Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong, Shanghai, China, July 10, 2010.
Apple opened its first Apple Store in Shanghai in Pudong New Area on July 10 as the culture-changing company, designer of the iPhone and iPad, bids to penetrate its footprint on the Chinese mainland. The Pudong store is one of two new stores opening in Shanghai in the summer and counts among the 25 new Apple Stores that the companys Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said would open on the mainland by the end of 2011. Apples new store, located at the foot of the International Finance Center in Pudongs Lujiazui area, features the second underground design of a 44-meter-tall glass cylinder, which is also in Apples flagship New York City store on Fifth Avenue.(Imaginechina via AP Images)