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Chinese knockoffs now include the entire Apple Store
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Jul 20, 2011, 08:20 PM
 
I wonder if the products are fakes? If so, how good are they?
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That's pretty surprising, even for China. When I was touring the country in 2006, high tech consumer technology was, for the most part, quite conspicuously absent. I expected to see knock off tech products and tech stores all over, but I didn't. I guess they've caught up to my expectations, and then some.

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Jul 21, 2011, 01:40 AM
 
Some day, there will be a fake MacNN Chinese website.
     
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Jul 21, 2011, 02:57 PM
 
Or fake Fake Apple products.
     
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Jul 22, 2011, 03:47 PM
 
Somehow I think calling it an Apple Stoar in not going to be a lot of help when Apples army of lawyers come calling.
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Jul 22, 2011, 03:51 PM
 
Wouldn't it be awesome if those employees got paid with fake US dollar bills ?

Ah, never mind, it really doesn't matter if they re faked or from Ben's helicopter.

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Jul 22, 2011, 05:31 PM
 
Where's the fake Steve Jobs? The Chinese version.
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Jul 22, 2011, 06:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Wouldn't it be awesome if those employees got paid with fake US dollar bills ?

Ah, never mind, it really doesn't matter if they re faked or from Ben's helicopter.

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Calling Laminar to this thread!

Didn't he buy a fake iPod from China recently?
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Somehow I think calling it an Apple Stoar in not going to be a lot of help when Apples army of lawyers come calling.
Apple Stoar? Not quite...

     
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Jul 23, 2011, 07:01 PM
 
China needs Moar Apple

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Jul 24, 2011, 05:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
Where's the fake Steve Jobs? The Chinese version.
Here ya go.

Chinese Steve Jobs

     
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Jul 25, 2011, 10:08 AM
 
China crackdown bites fake Apple Stores - The Globe and Mail

Chinese officials in Kunming have ordered two fake Apple shops to close, not because of piracy or copyright concerns, but because the stores in the southwestern city did not have an official business permit.

Five self-branded “Apple Stores” were found to be selling Apple products without authorization from the California-based company but only two were told to shut, officials said.

Chinese officials in Kunming have ordered two fake Apple shops to close, not because of piracy or copyright concerns, but because the stores in the southwestern city did not have an official business permit.

An investigation into the stores was apparently sparked by a storm of media attention over an elaborate hoax Apple shop discovered by an American blogger. The order did not apply to that store, which is applying for a reseller licence with Apple, a local government spokesman said.

All the five unauthorized Apple shops in Kunming were selling genuine Apple products bought from other authorized resellers in China, Huang Yinghui, an official at the city’s business bureau, told Reuters.
     
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Jul 25, 2011, 04:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Here ya go.

Chinese Steve Jobs

seriously??

damn.. even a fake steve jobs..
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