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Apple makes technology news with possibility of 25 Chinese store locations

The CEO of the company, Tim Cook, recently visited the country to announce the store expansion there.

The maker of the wildly popular iPhone is making technology news yet again, as Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO used his trip to China to announce that the company will be expanding its stores into the country, opening up 25 new locations there.

These 25 new stores will be opening up at a pace that will span over the next two years.

This is considered to be important technology news, as the Chinese market is the largest in the world for mobile tech, and the iPhone has struggled to be able to grab hold of a very large share of that environment due to its premium price tag when compared to the vast array of more affordable competition. These new locations will more than double the number of Apple Stores in the country.

The current technology news reports that there are 15 in the country but that it will be growing by 25 more.

Technology News - Apple storesTim Cook has already been expressing a number of different hopes that have to do with China. Among the more recent announcements have been that the Apple Pay mobile payments service would also be rolling out in the country. This could turn the Chinese population into the largest revenue generator for this American premium mobile device company.

Previously, there has been a certain amount of controversy between China and Apple, as the tech giant had released the latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, in the country by way of the online stores as well as the retail locations. That said, it was discovered that the iPhone 6 iCloud app had a malicious virus that was sending users to a fraudulent page that saved the credentials of the Chinese users for the iCloud.

That said, the virus did not manage to compromise the servers for the iCloud, which is a bit of positive technology news within that struggle. The iCloud login process had also managed to remain fully intact. This discovery has not yet been officially confirmed, but it would be far from the first mobile security attack that could occur between China and the United States.

Mobile commerce is biting into Apple in China

The tech manufacturer has seen considerable challenges in the country, but it appears to be making headway.

While Apple has struggled to take hold in mobile commerce in China, a highly desirable market, the latest figures are starting to indicate that the manufacturer is starting to find it increasingly easy to sell its iOS based devices within this most populated country in the world.

A recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that Apple is opening many new retail shops in China.

Though this has not necessarily been officially announced, the mobile commerce news has shown that Apple has been hiring a massive new crew of managers in order to be able to provide the various locations with staff. So far, it appears as though there will be six new Apple stores in the works to one day open their doors in various places across China.

The hiring to enhance this mobile commerce experience is occurring in six Chinese cities.

Mobile Commerce - Apple and ChinaIt is therefore assumed that there will be one Apple store placed in each of those various urban areas. The hiring is for outlets that will be located in Shenyang, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuxi, and Tianjin.

At the moment, none of those cities have an Apple retail store location, which makes it appear even more evident that any hiring that will occur there will be for a shop that will be opening its doors in the future, as it cannot be for one that is already in existence. Another indicator that has been suggesting that the stores will be coming soon is that there is another iPhone anticipated before the end of the year. In fact, the majority of the mobile technology industry is in relative agreement that it will be launched by this fall.

That said, while it is quite likely that Apple retail stores will be opening in those Chinese cities in order to take advantage of the mobile commerce opportunity of having more shops in this massively populated country once the iPhone 6 is released, that also has not been confirmed by any official sources. Equally, it would make the spread of the devices in China much easier for the country if the doors were open in time.