Chinese Apple Store Generously Troubleshoots Knockoff MacBook Air

Chinese Apple Store Generously Troubleshoots Knockoff MacBook Air

Having watched Mark Malkoff’s hilarious video earlier this week, we now know it’s possible to have a pizza delivered to your local Apple store, take your pet goat to check out the latest Mac minis, and get your iPhone repaired while you’re dressed as Darth Vadar. But will a real Apple store help you troubleshoot your knockoff MacBook Air?

This is one in China did!

According to MIC Gadget, one “Chinese cheapo” booked a Genius Bar appointment at the Pudong Apple store in Shanghai having suffered problems with his fake MacBook Air. Luckily for him, Apple’s generous Geniuses agreed to help:

The Genius Bar offers help and support for Apple products, but what if you have a fake Apple product and you terribly need help from an Apple Genius to fix your problems? Well, a Chinese cheapo did it and the Apple Genius really helped him.

As you can see from the photograph above, the staff in this particular Apple store clearly found that white plastic MacBook Air rather laughable. However, I’m not sure Steve would agree.

  • Zulvianes Budiman

    God made earth and the whole thing in 6 days. The rest is made in China.

  • Anon Developer

    They probably just sold the person the external harddrive. It’s the least they could do!

  • Erii Nakajima

    It’s the fake Apple Store (aka Apple stoer)!!!

  • Georgi Mladenov

    you campare THE TIME something was done with another THING. What is your point?

  • markbyrn

    Let’s see now.  Fake Apple store selling real Apple products or real Apple servicing fake Apple products.  Me thinks that Apple employee won’t be smiling for long.  

  • dongche79
  • iDaBoss

    he made campare the thing with whole thing not what point?

  • iDaBoss

    they should have shot him for having a fake mac. then shot themselves for being fake geniuses

  • LukealiciousX

    There was an article about about that a few weeks ago in the New York Times?.

  • LukealiciousX

    Well, yeah that MacBook Air is a fake. On Apple’s start-up it doesn’t show “Mac” in large text under the Apple logo, and the Apple Logo is much smaller.

  • John Ramirez

    Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. Pablo Picasso

  • Guest

    I think that should be “Great artists steal”? 

    Also Picasso *might* have said that.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

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