If last month’s uncovering of at least five fake Apple stores in Kumming, the capital city of Yunnan Province in Southwest China, wasn’t so shocking, it would have been laughable.
While the attention to detail in mimicking a real Apple Store was amazing, whether or not the products were legitimate remains undetermined. But whatever the case, the discovery was a hallmark of the times.
“We are seeing, right now, an explosion of counterfeiting, like we’ve never seen in the world,” said Dave Tognotti, general manager, vice president of operations and general counsel for Monster Cable. “It’s rampant across every single consumer good. Consumer electronics is just one segment of that.”