A Fake Apple Store Pops Up in Southwestern China

 - Jul 21, 2011
References: ifoapplestore & gizmodo
Browsing through the provided pictures, the Mac Store in question looks to be completely ordinary; yet, despite its convincing facade, this is an unlicensed, fake Apple store in Kunming, China.

How could this be? While anyone (including the staff members, allegedly) might believe this place was the real mccoy, it's a counterfeit store front. According to the BBC, it's not clear who owns or operates this fake Apple store, but there are more like it in the relatively lenient south-central region of China.

Mostly the result of China's lax intellectual property laws, this behavior isn't uncommon. If anything, this might be good news for Chinese Mac customers -- they can probably pick up counterfeit iPhones at a real discount.