Fake ‘Apple Stores’ In China
Everything looks like it should in the Apple Store in Beijing, China. Sales assistants wearing blue shirts with the companies logo, signs advertising iPad2 on the walls, and on the outside the famous logo sits next to a sign that says “Apple Store”. It appears that China has reached a new piracy milestone….fake Apple stores.There are at least three shops masquerading as Apple stores operating in China. One of the clues in determining the fake shop is the Apple Store sign out front. Apple never writes “Apple Store” on its signs. It just puts up the glowing iconic fruit as a sign.China is known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, but opening an Apple store might just be the biggest fake of them all.