Apple Launches Online Store, App Store in China

Apple’s familiar online store and App Store finally found their way to China on Wednesday, giving local shoppers the ability to buy Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods directly from the company in a Web browser.

The Apple Store goes online in China

The localized version of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad App Store is available in Simplified Chinese, and includes localized featured apps along with localized charts showing the most popular free and paid apps.

Customers that want a hands-on shopping experience can still visit Apple’s retail stores in Shanghai and Beijing.