Apple Asia Chronicles

 BY THE APPLE GIRL

Owning an Apple product is a symbol of upward mobility among Asia’s fast growing middle class. In my recent trip to Asia, I noticed a common thing between the west and the east. Crowded Apple Stores. The impact of Apple and its products on the psyche of people all over the world is amazing.

I couldn’t get my hands on a fake iPhone 5 or see a fake Apple store, but got some pictures of Apple references and stores and snagged Apple accessories at record breaking discount prices. My advice for anyone going to China – Shop 🙂

Steve Jobs Biography, Tokyo

Steve Jobs Playing Cards – Muslim Quarters in Xi’an, China

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

                                                                                                      

iPhone 4 case, Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Street Vendors, Hong Kong

Apple Store, Hong Kong

Apple Store, Hong Kong

Apple Reseller, Bangalore, India

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One Comment to “Apple Asia Chronicles”

  1. What you say is a fact. My wife was born in China and became a US citizen in the early 1990s after earning her MFA here, and when her friends that still live in China come to visit, they often go to the nearest Apple store to buy an iPad in the US (even with orders from friends and family back in China) because they don’t want to risk buying one in China since it is difficult to tell the difference between a fake and a real one. They also believe if something goes wrong with the one they bought in the US, all they will have to do is mail it to my wife so she can take it to the local Apple store for help because that sort of customer support is rare in China.

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