You probably never saw Apple’s using the pure Red color to decorate its online store. But today, Apple changes its style. With the Chinese online Apple Store official launched, you finally find some red elements there. And I would think it’s going to be in more red soon as it’s the Chinese red.

Although it still says iPhone 4 is out of stock and the new Macbook Air is not available, many Apple’s products can be purchased online and got delivered for free the next day, including iPad which was reported sold out in China.

Many foreign media seems quite excited about this and reported it in details (you may read WJS, AppleInsider etc). But what I would love to add one point here is they seems wrong at one thing, the payment system. WSJ says “But other hurdles remain, including the requirement for users to have dual-currency credit cards in order to make purchases within the store”, which is actually not true. I’ve tested it out, the most popular online payment gateway in China, Alipay has been well integrated into its payment system. In other words, it’s convenient enough for most users to pay online.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.