Spotted: Fake Apple Store in China?

Spotted: Fake Apple Store in China?




Remember that huge story about fake Apple Stores across mainland China last August? There were over 20 of them found to be just a local reseller labeling their stores as “Apple Store”. They have all allegedly been renamed since then but I accidentally spotted one tonight.

I had to go out tonight to look for an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter to use with my Macbook Air in the hotel (forgot mine at home).

This store was spotted outside the Yian Department Store here in Dongguan, China.


 

I went inside the store and the friendly staff attended to me right away. I think one of them saw me taking pictures earlier but since I was buying something from the store, I think they did not suspect anything.

The store looks like your typical Apple Reseller Store. It just that the glowing Apple logo at in the store wall wasn’t really done well it feels like a fake.

Event the shopping bag that they give away has the name Apple Store in it. The official receipt is what gave them away. It says China Unicom with an added print that says Authorized Reseller.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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24 Responses

  1. wonder why china is opening fake apple store?

  2. Benchmark says:

    grabe….i never thought na pati store pinepeke na din nila! HAHAHAHA ang lufet!

  3. Kamote says:

    Nakakatakot na nga bumili ng Apple “self proclaimed” items overseas like ung mga discounted iPhones, iPod and iPads panigurado ung IBA ngtitinda ng ganun ay fake din since hindi sila authroized reseller. “Di na bale mahal basta original”.

  4. Eric says:

    How about the product inside the store???? also fake????

  5. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    so pwede rin siguro magbayad ng fake money ^_^

  6. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    pwede rin siguro magbayad ng fake money ^_^

  7. Gumz says:

    Parang genuine din ang services…

  8. xxx9 says:

    ganun kasi mga chinese maramot sila, gusto nila kanilang product ayaw nila mag papasok ng ibang products from other countries. ganun ka swapang mga businessman dyan sa mainland china..

  9. nonie says:

    dito sa cebu…talagang orig ang store kc…nasa loob nang SM. but apparently meron akong nakitang unit(mcbook) dito sa taiwanese store…and they selling it for only 13.5k lang.talagang rampant na ngaun ang mga fake…pati nga sa babae maraming fake world wide pa nga….hehehe

  10. Geetiful says:

    Whew. Oh well, China… lahat na lang kaya nila gawan ng imitations. Sana gumawa na lang din sila ng imitation ng Spratly Islands… LOL. Hahahaha! :|

  11. gee says:

    kung puede lang sana gawa nalang sila ng sarili nilang earth at dun sila magsawa kakagawa ng fake products. kakainis naman

  12. Baka next time tao naman ang peke hehehehehe. Akala mo nagtitinda sya doon yun pala hindi sya taga tinda dun hehehehehe.

  13. geogetski666 says:

    i think what they meant by fake aaple store is hindi sya tulad ng apple store sa states but the product that they are selling is really for apple products i think hehe siguro orig naman pero yung store na yun authorised reseller lang hindi sya talaga apple store just my 2 cents :)

  14. QWERTBVCXZi says:

    I wish they have a branch here in phil.! HAHA

  15. leeto says:

    Just imagine if they will overtake the world economy, as what they wanted to unseat the US, tiyak fake na lahat makikita natin sa mundo.

  16. Edwin C says:

    Yuga, China Unicom in english is Apple Store. Iyoooon.

  17. Baidu says:

    Hi Abe,

    China Unicom ang authorized mobile provider ng Iphone 4 dito sa China

  18. wreek888 says:

    ok lang fake apple store basta ang tinda original.

  19. People will do anything to earn this days, that is their way.

  20. Alexis Fule says:

    I just wish that what they are selling aren’t fake. Though with China, you can never really tell.

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  22. deivis says:

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  23. deivis says:

    tinydeal is best site for me , not fake its real site of electronics , iphones , or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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