Output of new smartphone iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus led to the appearance on the streets of Shenzhen China for more than 30 stores fake Apple Store, offering to buy a new smartphone iPhone at a price twice as high as their official retail price.
“In China, many fans of Apple, – says an employee of one of these stores. – In China, a lot of foolish people willing to overpay for something to get the iPhone before the others.”
Most of the fake Apple stores in China looks virtually indistinguishable from the firm. Their employees also dressed in blue T-shirt with a white Apple logo on the chest. And on the polished wooden tables stores you can see samples of the products of the company from Cupertino.
Some store employees said they buy a new Apple smart phones in China, and in countries such as the US and Hong Kong, and then smuggled them into the continent.
Fake Apple stores were so profitable that they gave rise to a concomitant industry that creates products to open a similar business. For example, just a few meters away from such stores, anyone can buy the logos Apple, clothing in the corporate style of the company, shelves and bags, after which they will only rent the room and open another “firm” Shop Apple Store.
Despite the obvious damage to these stores for the official sales of the company from Cupertino, analysts believe that Apple they bring some benefit, helping to increase awareness of the Apple brand in China. For while China is open only 22 official Apple Store, and by the middle of next year the company plans to increase this number to 40 stores.