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Those Fake Apple Stores in China Are Getting New Names Like “Smart Store” and “iParty”

Those Fake Apple Stores in China Are Getting New Names Like “Smart Store” and “iParty”

Remember those fake Apple stores in China that were uncovered last month? It turns out that faux Apple stores abound in other continents, like Europe, and unauthorized resellers have even been popping up in the US.

After an investigation by the Chinese authorities, 22 fake Apple stores were shut down. One of the main stores in Kunming, China has been rebranded with a clever new name: the “Smart Store.”

At least the store owner didn’t have the nerve to call it the “Genius Store.”

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Tour a Fake Apple Store in China [Video]

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The Today Show took a peek in one of China’s faux Apple stores and it looks just as convincing as the photo gallery we published.

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Fake Apple Stores in China Begin to Shut Down, But Apple Has Nothing To Do With It

Fake Apple Stores in China Begin to Shut Down, But Apple Has Nothing To Do With It

Those impressively fake Apple stores in Kunming, China, were undoubtedly destined for doom after they enjoyed global fame last week. Two of the five stores have already been shut down, but surprisingly, Apple has had nothing to do with it.

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