Second store for Apple Macau
Construction crews have begun assembling a green facade at the site of the second Apple Macau store, to be located next to the Sands Cotai Central casino resort.
A sign says the shop is “coming soon”, but the facade sports a wave pattern and a chrome-like logo, signalling that Apple considers it an important outlet (the company often uses a plain black facade for smaller openings).
The first Apple Macau store opened in June 2016 at Galaxy Macau.
Apple’s store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, is also undergoing renovations as the tech retailer rolls out an updated store model across the region.
And in Beijing, the Apple store on Wangfujing Road will close on June 24 for a makeover, with no date set for re-opening.
Opened in 2012, it is one of Apple’s older stores in China, a two-floor outlet with a round glass facade.
Apple’s remodelled stores often gain extra space to accommodate both more products and customers. A larger floor gives room for Today at Apple sessions related to photography, coding, exercising with the Apple Watch, and other topics.
Apple’s latest retail design, introduced in 2015, typically includes glass doors, video screens for product marketing and in-store events, and sequoia wood shelves on the walls for accessories.
Its flagship Covent Garden store in London will also be closed from June 27 for renovations. This location became Apple’s largest store when it opened in 2010.