After Shanzhai, Chinese fake an entire Apple Store!
The land of Shanzhai – imitations of popular gadgets – has hit a new high. After faking gadgets and everything else with a copyright, China now has a Shanzhai Apple Store too! The imitation is so surreal that most of the employees at the store think they work for Apple, as an American living in China found out. Apparently, there are three such ‘Apple Store’ or ‘Apple Stoer’ in Kunming, while Apple officially has none. The stores have all the hallmarks of the original, including the spiral staircase and employees in blue t-shirts with Apple logos. So what gave it all away? Well, Apple never puts up ‘Apple Store’ signboards.