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Fake Apple store rocks Akiba

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Today, while checking out the downtown Tokyo geek paradise that is Akihabara, I was taken aback by a new store right next to the second-hand emporium Sofmap No.11. The reason for my surprise? It’s a non-Apple, Apple-only shop known to its friends as The Mac Store.

It seems The Mac Store is a rebranding of The Computer MAC Kan, which had been around since 1995 in various Akiba locations. Aside from the troops of iPod drones, happy hardcore shoppers were able to enjoy a twiddle with Apple’s Xserve G5 server, which, according to Laox’s press release, is the only one in the entire Kanto area.

— Tsubasa Kato

(Via Laox Japan [PDF])

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