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In recent weeks, MMi has chronicled the ongoing saga of fake Apple stores popping up in limited quantity around China. So elaborate are the stores in their look and feel...
08-11-2011, 03:56 PM #1
Apple Not Pleased With Wave of Additional Fake Chinese Apple Stores
In recent weeks, MMi has chronicled the ongoing saga of fake Apple stores popping up in limited quantity around China. So elaborate are the stores in their look and feel that it's nearly impossible to distinguish these clones from legitimate Apple retail stores.
Following a crack down earlier this summer, a handful of rip-off artists were shut down. But if you're under the impression that this problem is about to go away, think again. On Thursday, Reuters reported that approximately two-dozen additional unauthorized Apple retailers were caught in the act and swiftly shut down by authorities.
Sources close to Apple say the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is understandably displeased and a tad bit disturbed about the growing rash of fake Apple vendors and products that continue to cloud a burgeoning mobile market that Apple hopes to capitalize on to a substantial degree in the coming years.
In May, China was listed for the seventh year by the U.S. Trade Representative's office as a country with one of the worst records for preventing copyright theft, Reuters reports. But since China is so hungry for a bigger investment by Apple, it could very well be that China cleans up its shabby record on copyright protection - a reality that would benefit many companies from the US and around the world.
08-11-2011, 04:18 PM #2
given the prevailing wage, and the way "local entrepreneurship" tends to work out there, it wouldn't much surprise me.
But since China is so hungry for a bigger investment by Apple, it could very well be that China cleans up its shabby record on copyright protection - a reality that would benefit many companies from the US and around the world.
LOL @ that
Last edited by raduga; 08-11-2011 at 04:22 PM.
08-11-2011, 04:26 PM #3
This is what Apple gets for doing business with China. I hope it blows up in their face. China is not a country or government that any country should be eager to do business with.
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08-11-2011, 07:06 PM #5
Chinese people have no soul all they care about is money.! Known fact! Hmm wait China sounds a lot like Apple! Haha
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08-11-2011, 10:23 PM #8
Heh, I'm not sure if he's bigoted, but he's definitely not politically correct.
And I'm not sure why you quoted "True American" and call that bigoted
08-11-2011, 10:54 PM #9
08-11-2011, 11:15 PM #10
and quoting the full context would be way way too long.
the "true american" doesn't suggest bigot so much as it does suggest he wasn't trash-talking the Chinese, speaking as one himself (my initial impression).
his new avatar does suggest that he has green, scaly skin and lives under a bridge and throws rocks at people.
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08-12-2011, 08:04 AM #13
China is always going to be ripping off great products, especially one's that are selling like hot cakes at the time...(Apple products). You can go on ebay right now and buy a magic mouse or bluetooth keyboard for half the price Apple sells them for from China. Apple's going to have their hands busy for awhile!