Imagine an Apple store on China. The architecture resembles that of the traditional stores, the staff wear blue shirts with white apples, the products are displayed on light wood tables, the service desk repairs their services. iGadgets It all seems right, but the truth is that this is far from being an official store.
Believe it or not, this is an extremely common phenomenon in the Wall: fake apple stores Practically identical are original in some cases, even employees think they are working in an official company space with equally counterfeit products, indistinguishable to the least trained but clearly inferior quality eyes. Now, the Chinese government is (finally) taking action on the problem.
The newspaper South China Morning Post Beijing officials confiscated products, fined 270,000 ($ 140,000) and forced one of these fake Apple stores to be closed, putting their people on a blacklist of merchants who cannot operate other stores in China.
In the “Apple Service Center” closed by the authorities, counterfeit goods were sold, and service personnel also used counterfeit parts to make repairs, compromising the integrity and safety of consumer-driven devices. Payment was made through 3D bar codes scanned on customers' mobile devices, which received a receipt with the Apple logo and the words “Apple Service Center”.
The closed store is part of a company called Beijing Zheng Yuan Henri Technology, which has a website and describes itself as one of China's largest mobile service providers, with more than 30,000 partner companies. That is, be afraid.
Now, the Chinese government must continue the work, investigating more counterfeit stores and closing down any irregularities found. It is not possible to say whether action has an Apple finger, which may well have pressed Beijing for action to be taken; It's the fact that the days of fake Ma stores in the world's most populous country are numbered. Or no.
via Cult of Mac