Gizmodo said that this new Apple Store, which incorporates certain elements of traditional Chinese architectural style, will be opening in Shanghai. However, most of the reports in the Chinese media are saying this is Beijing’s second official Apple Store. It seems that the architect is American Benjamin Wood (the man behind the various ‘tiandi’ projects around China and who lives here in Shanghai). An Apple store—is it really necessary? There are plenty of places to buy Macs here and there are official repair stores that have genius bars. On the other hand, there’s a certain convenience for the consumer to have a one-stop shop. Plus, you can always exchange knowing winks with other fanbois and grlz as you congratulate yourselves for choosing the world’s most advanced operating system for your computing needs. We’ve always wanted to get a job at the Apple Store—the Beijing store offers classes and demonstrations of Apple software and systems, just like in the rest of the world.