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Legitimate (aka Real) Apple Stores in China

23 Jan

China, love it though I do, is quite the producer of Apple fakes.  In fact, just about every name brand product has been re-created here lacking a brand. 🙂  

In regards to clothing and accessories (and sometimes food) woohoo! Cheap products! You’d be surprised how often the fakes look, feel, wear, and sometimes taste like the real thing.  To be honest, most of us can’t really tell the difference. So many real companies re-package their products for sale in foreign countries, that we can’t tell if the product is a fake or just a “re-designed” legit item.  

However, when it comes to electronics, not so fun.  While I hear some complaints about random items, nothing compares to the tears over fake Apple products.

Did you know the Apple IPhone 6s is actually produced in Zhengzhou, Henan, China (my home)?  It’s true! We have one of the large FoxCon factories here, and many of my students worked there this past summer helping to manufacture the Iphone.  

But that doesn’t mean we get a good price. Apple products are one of the things statistically the same price or more expensive than in America.  Given the cost of Apple products and the inability to repair fakes, most people try to avoid the fakes if at all possible.  And the fakes are almost indistinguishable from the real products until you try using them or repairing them.  It’s extremely hard to tell when you are visiting a “real” Apple store and when it is an independent seller.  

In the interest of helping some fellow Laowai (foreigners) out, I decided to share Apple’s list of approved Apple stores.  You can find this list (and the lists for other countries) on their website www.apple.com/retail/storelist/.  These stores are the only stores in China that Apple itself has approved to sell their products. If you really want to verify that you have the real thing, try to check out one of these stores.  And avoid online retailers if at all possible!


  • Shanghai, Shanghai iapm
  • 999 Middle Huaihai Road
  • Xuhui District
  • 200031 Shanghai
  • 021 3332-6000
  • Shanghai, Nanjing East
  • No. 300 East Nanjing Road
  • HuangPu District
  • 200001 Shanghai
  • 4006639988
  • Shanghai, Pudong
  • No.8 Century Avenue IFC Mall
  • Shop LG2-27, Lujiazui, Pudong District
  • 200120 Shanghai
  • 0212033 5300
  • Shanghai, Hong Kong Plaza
  • 282 Huaihai Zhong Road
  • Luwan District
  • 200021 Shanghai
  • 021 2312-2800


  • Beijing, Sanlitun
  • Building 6, No. 19, Sanlitun Road
  • Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Chaoyang District
  • 100027 Beijing
  • 010 5931-2100
  • Beijing, China Central Mall
  • China Central Mall
  • 81 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
  • Beijing
  • 010 5940-3300
  • Beijing, Chaoyang Joy City
  • 101 Chaoyang North Road
  • Chaoyang District
  • 100000 Beijing
  • 4006171284
  • Beijing, Wangfujing
  • Beijing apm, No. 138 Wangfujing Street
  • Dongcheng District
  • 100006 Beijing
  • 0105657 2000
  • Beijing, Xidan Joy City
  • 131 North Xidan Avenue, Joy City
  • Xicheng District
  • 100032 Beijing
  • 0105882 5200


  • Nanjing, Nanjing IST
  • 100 Zhongshan Road
  • Xuanwu District
  • 210008 Nanjing
  • 4006171334
  • Nanjing, Wonder City
  • 619 Yingtian Road
  • Yuhuatai District
  • 210000 Nanjing
  • 025 5186-9000
  • Nanning, MixC Nanning
  • 136 Minzu Avenue
  • Qingxiu District
  • 530000 Nanning
  • 4006171265



  • Dalian, Parkland
  • 19 Jiefang Road
  • Zhongshan District
  • 116000 Dalian
  • 4000560921


  • Tianjin, Tianjin Joy City
  • 2 Nanmenwai Street
  • Nankai District
  • 300199 Tianjin
  • 022 5998-3200


  • Guangzhou, Parc Central
  • No. 218, Tianhe Road
  • Tianhe District
  • 510000 Guangzhou
  • 4006139742


  • Chengdu, MixC Chengdu
  • No. 8 Shuangqing Road,
  • Chenghua District
  • 610000 Chengdu
  • 0286528 0800
  • Chengdu, Taikoo Li Chengdu
  • 8 Middle Shamao Street
  • Jinjiang District
  • 610000 Chengdu
  • 4006171275


  • Wuxi, Center 66 Wuxi
  • 139 Renmin Middle Road
  • Chong’an District
  • 214000 Wuxi
  • 0510 8508-7000


  • Hangzhou, MixC Hangzhou
  • 701 Fuchun Road
  • Jianggan District
  • 310000 Hangzhou
  • 0571 8991-1000
  • Hangzhou, West Lake
  • 100 Pinghai Road
  • Shangcheng District
  • 310006 Hangzhou
  • 0571 8790-0000


  • Shenyang, Zhongjie Joy City
  • 5 Xiaodong Road
  • Dadong District
  • 110042 Shenyang
  • 024 3162-2000
  • Shenyang, MixC Shenyang
  • 288 Qingnian Street
  • Heping District
  • 110000 Shenyang
  • 4006171274



  • Zhengzhou, MixC Zhengzhou
  • 10 Minzhu Road,
  • Erqi District
  • 450099 Zhengzhou
  • 0371 6033-7200


  • Chongqing, Jiefangbei
  • 108 Zourong Road
  • Yuzhong District
  • 400010 Chongqing
  • 023 6399-7300
  • Chongqing, MixC Chongqing
  • 55 Xiejiawan Street
  • Jiulongpo District
  • 400050 Chongqing
  • 023 6346-3000

Random Doodles :)

10 Mar

I was bored and doodled during a meeting 😛 Can you find my initial?

Apple I-PAD Stuck on Apple Logo

19 Nov

Lawrence the Laptop crashed and burned once again not too long ago.  I probably wrote about it, but I’m too lazy to go back and look.  In turn, I ended up buying an Apple Ipad during 11/11 (China’s version of Black Friday).  

Annoyingly, I no sooner got it than the I-Pad froze on the Apple Logo.  Luckily, it appears that this is a somewhat common problem.  It won’t go past the opening screen and won’t connect to your laptop for Restore.  

Finally, I figured it out!

  1.  Turn your Ipad off by holding down the Power and Home buttons at the same time until the screen turns black. 
  2. Turn on I-Tunes
  3. Attach the I-Pad plug to your computer ONLY.
  4. Important part: Press the Home Button down, and hold it while connecting the plug to your Ipad.  
  5. Your Ipad will show a “connecting to Itunes” screen (looks like the plug reaching up to the itunes logo).
  6. Release the home button.  
  7. Follow the instructions on your screen to restore your Ipad!

I’m Not Thankful For… Critics.

25 Nov

As a lead-in to the lovely Thanksgiving holidays, here’s something I’m not thankful for–critics (yes, I get the irony).  It seems like every year it gets more and more popular to criticize basically everything.  Sarcasm is now becoming the default language for “cool people.”  

“I hate . . . ” “I know, right!”  If I hear that phrase one more time. . . Ugh!!

The world of fashion is naturally the shining example. Society was all about the Ugg boots (never really my fave–I prefer riding boots), right up until someone needed to say their piece. Suddenly, everyone else feels the need to jump on the bandwagon. Have you even thought about how rude that is?!?  If you hated it that much, you should have said something before most little girls had to have a pair.

Technology, yeah that’s another HUGE area. Either you’re the idiot with an electronic that’s “ancient” or you’re the idiot who rushed right out there to “buy up the latest item when you don’t really need it.” Classic rock and hard place.

What is making me really tired is that it now extends to Holidays.  I hated it clear back when everyone was ragging on Christmas. Admittedly, I probably spend way too much on a holiday that should focus on the celebration of my Lord. But I throw Him a heck of a party. You personally may have lost sight of the “Reason for the Season,”  but excuse me if I partially remember God’s gift to us by giving my Aunt that beautiful statue she loves so much.  Really, no one asked for you to rain on my parade.

Now it’s been extended to other holidays!   Continue reading

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