If you think Kunming fake Apple store is nuts, you haven’t see the craziest one yet. We recently found another fake Apple store. It’s located in Zhongshan, China. It’s definitely not a cheap knock-off, it’s probably the most gorgeous Apple store knockoff yet. Full photo gallery and video after the break.
Maybe this is the first you’ve heard about Zhongshan. Zhongshan is a famous historic and cultural city in China. It is a third-tier city with population over 3,000,000, and the city’s GDP exceeded 140 billion yuan (US$22 billion) in 2008. The main attractions in Zhongshan are based on Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of China revolution, as the theme and the name of the city also originated from Dr. Sun Yat-sen. You can click here to check out the Zhongshan city on Google Maps.
Although there’s no wood tables, we still think the white tables look nice with the Apple products.
“We have very limited stock for the white version. Our iPhones are Hong-Kong licensed and we provide one-year warranty, no matter your phone is literally damaged or not, we will fix it. And we provide lots of apps and games when you buy an iPhone from us, we will help you to install hundreds of free softwares on your iPhone.”
We wondered why they are selling Hong Kong licensed iPhones, and not China-licensed, since the real Apple stores in Shanghai and Beijing are selling China-licensed iPhones. Well, here’s what the employee “secretly” whispered in our ear,
“These iPhones come from Hong Kong. You know the grey market vendors? Yeah, we get the stocks from them, and we need to sell some products at a higher price to cover our import duties.”
We tried to ask more about it, but the store manager called him for some matters. Then, we noticed another funny thing. The display white iPhone 4 we are playing with, is not the original white iPhone 4 from Apple. It’s actually a modded iPhone 4 (black to white). We’re guessing the white iPhones this store is selling are all modded models… Oh, the display iPhone is jailbroken, we see Cydia!
If you are very lucky, you may get their exclusive iPhone 4 discount coupon. With this coupon, you can purchase a black 16GB iPhone 4 for just 2,999 yuan ($469). Does the real Apple store offer this to customers?
Lastly, you can take a look at the group photo of their “Apple” employees before you put your trust in them to help you with the jailbreaking service.