The Tao of Steve
Chelsea has become quite the tech hub, it would seem. Yesterday police raided an apartment on West 28th St. and found 500 iPhones and iPods, 19 fake iPads and 4,200 pairs of Beats by Dre headphones worth almost $1 million. The cache was just 14 blocks
south north of Google’s massive headquarters at 111 Eighth Ave.
No need to travel to Kunming, China to find a fake Apple store. According to a new trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Apple, you can find them right here in Queens. Documents unsealed at Reuters request in a Brooklyn court yesterday allege that two retailers based in Flushing’s Chinatown, Apple Story and Fun Zone, sell unauthorized iPads, iPhones, and iPod accessories. According to the documents, the items featured falsified logos and signature markings like “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.”
Apple has already seized the unauthorized devices and is now demanding that the stores turn over the names of their customers and suppliers. Apple is also asking Apple Story to change its name because, well, duh.