Resolved 'Counterfeit' Apple store selling original ipad and ipad2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skbt, May 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently returned from a trip to China, where I visited an "Apple Store" in Xian that superficially resembled other Apple Stores in the US, with similar interior design and enthusiastic employees in blue t-shirts. I suspect this isn't a 'real' apple store for the following reasons:

    1. No listing of the store on apple.com
    2. Fonts were a bit off on the signs
    3. Store was selling both the original ipad and ipad2
    4. No genius bar
    5. Guy behind the counter was using a Dell-branded monitor
    6. No apple branded accessories for sale

    Otherwise, every item on display was a genuine apple product. Seems a bit fishy. I took some photos though one of the employees told me that photographs were forbidden.

    Photos here:
    http://imgur.com/a/xGgdw/all

    The store was located just east of the Bell Tower in the city center of Xi'an, China. Exact location is here:
    http://tinyurl.com/42g5csj
     

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  2. macrumors regular

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    Jun 29, 2010
    #2
    It's probably just an Apple reseller.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    macingman

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    Jan 2, 2011
    #3
    Yep just a reseller. No need to worry.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Los Angeles
    #4
    I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. :D
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Goohfy

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    Apr 22, 2011
    #5
    Can't beat em, join em.:p
     

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