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Fake Apple Stores

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:54 pm
by Stephen Hart
Here's a little rundown of the many news stories about fake Apple stores in China, from Language Log, a blog by academic linguists.

As it turns out, my son Robbie has been in this store, and recently. He's doing research in the mountains near Lijiang, north of Kunming, and gets to Kunming fairly frequently.

He says the store has genuine Apple merchandise, not knockoffs, and the service and ambience are real. (Unfortunately, he says, there are no real technicians, just helpful sales people.) Furthermore, he says, "The 'authentic looking' apple store is not the one with the "Stoer" sign! That's a ways down the block." He was even interviewed by TV news outside the store.