It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that China doesn’t care about IP infringement and that a lot of fake products exist. There are a good number of people willing to copy just about anything if it gives them a way to make a quick Yuan. So color me unsurprised to find a fake MacBook Air at one of the small booths hidden in the corner.

The fact that it was presented at the front of a moulding company booth makes it all the more amusing. This wasn’t a system, but a picture of an iOS desktop was plastered on the ‘screen’. Someone should tell these guys about what the MacBook chassis color actually is, and how the logo isn’t fully underlined.

They also got a bit agitated when I started taking pictures.

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  • airdrifting - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Are you trolling us or did you really fail to realize this is just a dummy they put on the their products (based on the background it appears the company is actually selling tables) to show case? Reply
  • jeremyshaw - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Who knows?

    Though I wouldn't put it beyond Apple to consider the Macbook Air design "protected IP," despite being a generic laptop profile nowadays.
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  • jeremyshaw - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    That being said, actually putting "Macbook Air" on the model isn't going to help them. Reply
  • sor - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    They do this in the US too, use prop electronics. The difference is those props are not actually branded, just generic plastic boxes that roughly resemble a laptop or stereo.

    I don’t really think this is a big deal, not nearly as much as an operational fake MacBook. It still goes to the point though that some parts of the world don’t really care about copyrights, trademarks, etc.
    Reply
  • Lord of the Bored - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link

    You have no sense of humor. He saw something funny that he could justify putting a micro-article up about. Reply
  • Makaveli - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Some high tier Trolling :) Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    "It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that " Ian Cutress can't write to save his life and a lot of easily found and fixed typos exist in his articles. ;-)

    So color me unsurprised to find a fake MacBook Air...
    "Call" not color:
    So call me unsurprised to find a fake MacBook Air...

    They also got a big agitated when I started taking pictures.
    "bit" not "big":
    They also got a bit agitated when I started taking pictures.

    Just tormenting you, keep writing the good articles.
    Reply
  • kn00tcn - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    never heard of 'call me surprised', search results go back to color Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Maybe call is also a poor choice to...
    This is much better.
    "So I'm unsurprised to find a fake MacBook Air..."
    Reply
  • BiggerInside - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    *too
    You're killing it, dude. How often do you put on this show? Do you comment on other sites as well?
    Reply

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