According to a new report out of China today, Apple is seeking senior managers to manage ten new Apple stores that it plans to open on the Chinese mainland, as part of efforts to triple the number of Apple Stores in the country.
The six new cities in China that will gain the new Apple Stores include Tianjin, Chongqing, Wuxi, Zhengzhou, Shenyang and Hangzhou. Opening 10 stores in 6 cities would indicate that certain cities will gain multiple stores. The timetable for these new Apple Store openings weren't officially announced.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted in Q2 2013 that Apple was on course to double the amount of Apple Stores in China by 2015. This new report would strongly suggest that Apple actually has more stores on the drawing board than publicly announced.
Apple gets about a fifth of its sales from the China, which technically includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, with revenue rising 13 percent to $9.3 billion in the three months ended March 29.
Apple, which faces competition from arch rival Samsung and Chinese firms like Huawei and Xiaomi in the domestic market, already has 10 outlets on the mainland, including four in Shanghai.