According to the blog BirdAbroad (via ifoAppleStore), several counterfeit Apple stores have popped up in Kunming, China. One such location featured a winding staircase and employees in t-shirts with Apple logos and name tags. The Store looks identical to Official Apple Store but it’s Fake.
Making this sound even more unbelievable are the twisted stair cases, accessory and software walls (which are nearly identical to the official ones), an area for children with cushy and fun chairs, and of course what appears to be a mini Genius Bar or a section of the store to take product lessons from employees. The most amazing part is what these employees think of their jobs:
Being the curious types that we are, we struck up some conversation with these salespeople who, hand to God, all genuinely think they work for Apple.
Apple doesn’t tend to label its stores with the words Apple Store, instead choosing to focus on its distinctive Apple sign.
An incredible level of detail, we wonder if the products are genuine or if they are as fake as the stores where they are being sold.