Fake Apple Stores in China are Shutting Down
According to Gadgets 360 Fake Apple Stores in China are Shutting Down. They say ” fake Apple stores along the busy street has dwindled by about a third from more than 30 as recently as September when Reuters reporters last visited the area.” ‘Copycat outlets represent just a small fraction of Apple’s sales in China, where it also sells handsets through mobile carriers and its own official stores. But they can be a useful gauge of demand. And the frequency at which these tech shops switch brand loyalty also reflects how fickle Chinese buyers can be, and underscores how fierce competition is in the world’s largest smartphone market.”
“With China’s economy growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century last year, there are concerns that consumers are tightening their purse strings.”
“Apple is expected to report later on Tuesday that its global iPhone sales rose by just above 1 percent in October-December, its slowest growth and far from the double-digit growth investors have come to expect.”
“It was unclear if the decline in the number of fake stores might be the result of any pressure by Apple to clamp down on counterfeiting of its brand. Apple China did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”
All in all China is supporting their own brand Huawei. It is about national pride. People are complaining that Android has to many apps have to be downloaded from the App Store.
It was unclear if the decline in the number of fake stores might be the result of any pressure by Apple to clamp down on counterfeiting of its brand. Apple China did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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