Skip to comments.Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China
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.
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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.
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.
Rush to market? The S II has been selling overseas since May. Until the iPhone 5 ships, it's vaporware.
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...
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.
What’s next? Fake US embassies? If so they would have to be occidental.
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?
Yeah, it's just a damn shame that they're allowed to rip off the made-in-America iPhone, right??
The irony being, Apple sent their manufacturing to China.
Apple deserves this!!!
Where’s the “HA HA!” guy graphic?
Why do you reckon they did that?
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.
just as soon as our presidents do
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”.
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.
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.