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[ENG] The ultimate KIRF: fake Apple Store spotted in China

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This Apple Store looks so real we still can't quite believe it isn't. The KIRF-ers have excelled themselves this time: mimicking or at least reinventing everything from the Brave New World posters down to the dog-tags and "We live here" demeanor worn by the staff.

There were a few giveaways, however...
Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/20/t...e=home_oneline

Love the spelling error on the stoer front

EDIT: Some sources saying that the shop was a licensed reseller for half a year before it was found to have broken Apple's rules (ironically by over-pricing their products...) and since then, they were stripped of any official tie.


Edited by 98uk - 7/21/11 at 9:42am
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Lol,The "Apple Stoer"

Inb4appleshouldsuethem.
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the spelling error is intentional so that apple cant sue them i guess

it's how bootlegs gucci and all stay in business
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The typo is hilarious.
A couple dozen more of these "stoers" and the apple revenue figures posted earlier will start dropping considerably

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the spelling error is intentional so that apple cant sue them i guess

it's how bootlegs gucci and all stay in business
With Apple's recent favourite pastime being lawsuits, I doubt a small typo will help the stoer much
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the spelling error is intentional so that apple cant sue them i guess

it's how bootlegs gucci and all stay in business
I think in terms of legal technicalities, that sign on the door is the least of their troubles.
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I think in terms of legal technicalities, that sign on the door is the least of their troubles.
ok .. but in term of jurisdiction


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The typo is hilarious.
A couple dozen more of these "stoers" and the apple revenue figures posted earlier will start dropping considerably


With Apple's recent favourite pastime being lawsuits, I doubt a small typo will help the stoer much

who knows really ... it might happen or it might not ...


its the 50/50 rule of life
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That made my morning! I wonder how much eyePads go for there.
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I demand a picture of the inside of the store. For all we know, it could just be a store which sells Apples.
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I demand a picture of the inside of the store. For all we know, it could just be a store which sells Apples.
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This is so awesome hahahhaah!
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