Guess where is Apple’s Tim Cook now? Obviously he’s not likely to sit tight in his office overseeing the innovator of iDevices since a Sina Weibo – popular Chinese twitter – post (link) broke that the head of the Cupertino-based company showed up in one of his five Apple Stores in mainland China at 11 this morning.

Tim Cook showed up in Beijing Apple Store(Joy City, Xidan)

According to the Weibo post, Tim Cook made an appearance in the company’s Apple Store in Joy City(大悦城), a shopping mall situated in Xidan, Beijing(北京西单). For those who’re no stranger to Beijing, you might wonder why Tim chose this one over the Sanlitun-based Apple Store which should be more appealing to Beijing’s expats for its location. Sanlitun is an area of the Chaoyang District, Beijing that contains many popular bar streets and international stores that foreigners frequent. So why this one? Well, opened in Sept. 26, 2010 with a sales of about RMB 380 million in its debut day, the Xidan-based Apple Store topped all the Apple Stores in the planet in terms of consumer traffic and transaction volume.

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Ben Jiang

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