Fake Apple Stores found in China

Posted on Jul 20 2011 - 2:46pm by Julius

Certain manufacturers from China might be well-known as makers of the fake iPhones and other devices, but what about whole Apple stores? This is surprising, indeed. China is home to a number of fake Apple Stores.

Don’t be deceived by the blue shirts with logos of Apple and the slick marketing materials, it is not a real Apple Store. What’s shocking about this story is, the employees of the store believe they work for a real Apple store.

In a report by ifoapplestore, a very observant blogger named BirdAbroad came across the fake Chinese store and took photos of the slight imperfections in the store’s decor.

“This was a total Apple store ripoff. A beautiful ripoff – a brilliant one – the best ripoff store we had ever seen (and we see them every day). But some things were just not right: the stairs were poorly made. The walls hadn’t been painted properly,” the blogger said in his post. “The name tags around the necks of the friendly salespeople didn’t actually have names on them – just an Apple logo and the anonymous designation ‘Staff.’ And of course, Apple’s own website will tell you that they only have a few stores in Beijing and Shanghai, opened only recently; Apple famously opens new stores painstakingly, presumably to assure impeccable standards and lots of customer demand.”

He also revealed that there are two more fake Apple stores in the vicinity, which will lead us to think that these rip-offs could be everywhere in the country and people might think of it as the real thing.

How will Apple get rid of these fake Apple Stores?


via: Engadget

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  1. Rip-off July 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Make them in the USA. We have given them the technical knowledge to rip us off so the company can make more money. Now we can make anything in the USA. The make 10 for the company and five for China.

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