Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fake Apple Store In China

If you go to the official Apple website and look up its retail stores in China, you'll get four results: Sanlitun, Pudong, Xidan Joy City, and Hong Kong. However, if you're strolling down the streets of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province in China's remote southwest corner, you might think Apple forgot to list its fifth location.

An American living in Kunming discovered an entirely fake Apple retail store just a few blocks from her home. The store seemingly had all of the iconic elements: an interesting staircase, an unusual seating area upstairs, the staff was even wearing those famous blue shirts and name tags. However, upon a closer inspection, it was discovered that the stairs were poorly constructed, the paint didn't look professional, and the name tags had no actual names. The biggest giveaway might have been the words "Apple Store" written over the entryway -- Apple retail stores only display their glowing logo.

Source: birdabroad
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