26 Jul '11, 7am

Fake Apple stores exist not just in China, but all over the world

BEIJING - Fake Apple retail stores are not limited to Kumming in China, as identified last week by an American blogger living there: Similar fakes exist in countries from Croatia to Venezuela, according to readers who have contacted her. Two of the five fake Apple stores in the southwestern city of Kumming identified by the writer on the Birdabroad blog last week have since been shut down by Chinese officials, according to a local government website there. But Chinese officials said they would not be taking any action against the other three stores because they did not find any fake Apple products for sale, according to a report by a local newspaper. Apple has 13 official resellers in Kumming, but no official stores. The latest post on the Birdabroad blog says that readers have contacted her with details about "fake (or at least seriously questionable)" Apple stores in cou...

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