No big deal - its an Apple reseller.
There are tons of them.
There is nothing strange about this at all in China.
China has lots of official and unofficial stores selling stuff.
This one happens to be a reseller in Kunming, and the guy that wrote the post and the people that replied have misunderstood..
As said above, Shanghai used to have lots including one on Huai Hai lu that I continually had to tell people not to use as they were useless, but looked exactly like a "real" store.
Actual retail Apple stores in China can be identified by the following:
Staff beating on the customers, riots and broken glass (Beijing)#1
People falling in the poorly designed 1" moat around the edge which was cleverly made level with the ground so you don't see it. (IFC Shanghai)#2
...or looking up ladies skirts as the staircase was made with transparent glass (IFC Shanghai)#3.
#1 Beijing's infamous iPhone 4 opening event.
#2 IFC - Fixed - they now have a security guard around the outside telling you not to fall in.
#3 IFC - Fixed - they put some opaque tape over the overly designed staircase.
The only apple "fake" products I've seen are things like iPhone cables and power supplies. There are things that look like Apple products - but they're obviously homages rather than "real". Eg the Android or MTK Shanzhai phones or the Atom based similar to Air lookalikes (which actually run as Hackintoshes rather well from what I've seen).
Resellers whether authorized by Apple or not, typically sell the actual real product.
There are 2 ways to get product here - Grey market, and Official.
Grey market pricing used to be the way to go, because
1) Apple Support in China pre 2010 sucked, so the grey market support was often FAR better than the legit support.
2) The pricing was WAY cheaper than the "local" overpriced product.
Say a Macbook in HK was about 10,000HK$; the China price would be 15,000 - for an older model.
Most "Apple" stores in China will serve a variety of products not sold here.
eg iPhones (when they weren't available) etc.
Its supply and demand.
People want them, so stores sell them.
Like many companies in China, where the official supply chain couldn't cut it, the unofficial supply chain stepped in.
For years HK sold more Mac's per capita than a lot of places - purely as that was all getting shipped to China...
A few of the largest Mac sellers here by volume aren't even Apple Authorized. That said, their support was above and beyond the official support here as they actually gave a shit, unlike Apple pre 2010.
Oh well, at least I can finally think about closing http://www.badappleservice.cn
This is really on the same lines as the game stores on almost every block in China selling XBOX, PS3, WII etc. None of those are "officially" sold here, but every game store has them.
Same like iPhones - there is a huge market for iPhones here. The official iPhone carrier here has way less iPhones on their network than the major carrier China Telecom.
China Telecom used to post the occasional stat about iPhone use - 2g era was already 1 million odd users, and that was years before they even started selling iphones here officially.
Most of the iPhone, iPad releases have been brought over to China and sold in their millions prior to official release. Apple has gotten a bit wiser though, and twigged that hey - there is a huge market here - and if they don't fill it, unofficial channels will.
Many countries have exactly the same situation, and the same issues.
So all you [expletive deleted] beep beep beep
americans going - ooh bad, should actually learn the situation, why it is why it is, and learn that its all supply and demand. If there is demand, there is supply...