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Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China
foxnews.com ^ | July 21, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/21/2011 1:44:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

BEIJING – At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store."

And that's the clue it's fake.

China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone -- fake Apple stores.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: apple; applestore; applestores; china; entire; fake; faked; kunming; paralleluniverse; store; stores

1 posted on 07/21/2011 1:44:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s even worse in the The Republic of Samsung aka South Korea.
Samsung has gone as far as copy the entire case shape and interface, down to the way the app icons appear on their Nexus phones, to look exactly like an Iphone. All the accessories for the products are also exact duplicates of Apples.
At the same time, they have reporters from all the major newspapers and tech magazines on their payroll and they report all kinds of bogus claims about software and hardware problems on all the products that Samsung competes against.

All because South Koreans love Apple products. Iphones and Ipads are now outselling Sumsungs products, even in their home market.

They’ve taken it to such a blatant level of rip off, Apple finally said enough, and now suing them in the ITC.

Sumsung turned around and is now lobbying the South Korean government to ban all apple products from being imported into SK. Meanwhile, their allowed to flood the US with as much of their cheap knock crap as they want.


2 posted on 07/21/2011 2:05:55 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
What's even worse is that rumor has it that Apple was set to release the iPhone 5 this year, but had to delay it til 2012 in order to retool to keep up with the slimmer and lighter Samsung Galaxy S2, coming in the next couple months.

Link

Damn Koreans.

3 posted on 07/21/2011 3:00:54 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Puhleaze. That article is from the first week of June.

“Since Samsung Galaxy S II is due to arrive in July, customers who have been waiting for iPhone 5 can easily switch to the Samsung camp. The exodus from Apple camp is further exacerbated by Apple’s silence over the iPhone 5’s release date.”

Who wrote this article? Some hollywood gossip columnist?

Like iphone users who know the 5 is coming in Sept are going to jump ship in July to a S2?

The iphone5 is being released in Sept and going to have the same processor as the ipad2. It’s going to scream running OS5 on the processor. The fact that Samsung is trying to rush this thing to market before Sept shows how desperate they are.

The Galaxy Tab sales are a disaster. The Iphone5 sales are going to crush the S2 in the fall quarter. And meanwhile, the only thing Samsung can do is continue to try to block Apple products from being imported into Korea. That’s their idea of having a superior product.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 3:21:23 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

creep-city.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 3:33:26 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
The fact that Samsung is trying to rush this thing to market before Sept shows how desperate they are.

Rush to market? The S II has been selling overseas since May. Until the iPhone 5 ships, it's vaporware.

6 posted on 07/21/2011 3:42:27 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’ll bet everything sold there is 100% genuine Apple. It’s all made in China anyway, right? So the only difference is where the profits are going...


7 posted on 07/21/2011 3:59:26 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I reccomend not going to China to shop

...... next?


8 posted on 07/21/2011 4:01:32 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux
I reccomend not going to China to shop

Hold it there, Bub. Half the country shops China daily. A little late with your advice. Tell Apple to stop shopping China.

9 posted on 07/21/2011 4:19:55 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What’s next? Fake US embassies? If so they would have to be occidental.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 4:28:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

kinda makes me wonder about the future of China. Sort of like just how close will we see a Blade Runner society?

Counterfeit snakes, owls and even people?


11 posted on 07/21/2011 4:33:17 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Daniel J. Ramsey 1956-2012)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Meanwhile, their allowed to flood the US with as much of their cheap knock crap as they want.

Yeah, it's just a damn shame that they're allowed to rip off the made-in-America iPhone, right??

12 posted on 07/21/2011 5:13:19 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I have not heard a single Michele or Cain backer threaten to stay home if Palin is nominated.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The irony being, Apple sent their manufacturing to China.

Apple deserves this!!!

Where’s the “HA HA!” guy graphic?


13 posted on 07/21/2011 5:35:30 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Notary Sojac
Yeah, it's just a damn shame that they're allowed to rip off the made-in-America iPhone, right??

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Nicely done.

14 posted on 07/21/2011 5:40:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The irony being, Apple sent their manufacturing to China.

Why do you reckon they did that?

15 posted on 07/21/2011 6:05:09 AM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/West 2012)
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To: numberonepal
I'll take "who are short-sighted, greedy globalist maroons, who care not one iota about patriotism or America?" for 500, Alex.

16 posted on 07/21/2011 6:11:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I'll take "who are short-sighted, greedy globalist maroons, who care not one iota about patriotism or America?" for 500, Alex.

Errrr! Thanks for playing. We have some nice parting gifts for you.

Regulations, lawsuits and union thugs showing up to organize workers drove many businesses to countries where they could do business without those issues. Despite your "feelings" businesses deal in reality. Reality dictates the bottom line. In reality the business environment to manufacture products overseas is more attractive to the bottom line than in America.

17 posted on 07/21/2011 6:34:06 AM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/West 2012)
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To: Louis Foxwell

just as soon as our presidents do


18 posted on 07/21/2011 6:38:37 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: numberonepal
Regulations, lawsuits and union thugs [bzzzzt!]

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The irony is probably lost on your "free trade" propaganda addled brain, but the stark fact of the matter is ... China. The Peoples Republic of China itself is the world's biggest, most organized, most powerful labor union ever conceived.

And it's got nukes.
19 posted on 07/21/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Ain’t the same as trademark or patent, but in most of Asia, “copyright” means “Since you’ve published something, I now have the right to copy and sell your work for my profit”.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 7:08:26 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: It frustrates me when people talk about government jobs as if somehow those are worth less.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

It's tough doing business in America and it shouldn't be. It has nothing to do with "free trade". In fact, if we used tariffs to generate federal income we wouldn't have such a personal tax burden. The commies are here and they're winning.
21 posted on 07/21/2011 7:37:35 AM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/West 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Really? So the whole concept of intellectual property rights doesn’t exist because your product may be designed in the US, but if it’s manufactured overseas, other companies can rip you off.

Nice.


22 posted on 07/21/2011 7:41:35 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Having your stuff stolen is part of the price you pay for having the Chinese make it for you. I’m surprised there are people who haven’t figured that out yet.


23 posted on 07/21/2011 7:42:55 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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