Chinese Clone Apple Stores

Posted: Jul 20 2011, 3:00am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Chinese Clone Apple Stores

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A cool story from China surfaced and tells the story about enterprising Chinese retailers setting up fake Apple Stores to sell Apple products. Blog BirdAbroad (via Hacker News) reports from an interesting sight in a Chinese town called Kunming. There you find an Apple Store that looks like the real deal, but is not. Everything besides the products is fake. The store employees even think they work for Apple.

The owner of these fake Apple Stores seems to be a licensed reseller, but I do not think Apple likes what they done here. They trick customers into thinking to be in a real Apple Store. BirdAbroad has more details and photos of this story.

Apple is growing like made in China. In the Earnings call yesterday, Apple said that their revenue increased 6 fold. The cost of this rapid growth is to deal with fake Apple Stores, but that is a small price to pay. Lot's of western companies still struggle to make it big in China. Apple has found a way to make China work for them in a big way.

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