A store with an “Apple Store” sign is seen in Shenzhen on September 21, 2015. On a bustling street, more than 30 stores carrying Apple's iconic white logos peddle pre-orders for the new iPhone. But the US company only has one official store in Shenzhen and five authorised dealers in the area. Most of the stores in the roughly 1km shopping corridor are unauthorised “fakes” - although they sell genuine Apple products - and their numbers have mushroomed ahead of the release on September 25, 2015 of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus. Photo: REUTERS

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A store with an “Apple Store” sign is seen in Shenzhen on September 21, 2015. On a bustling street, more than 30 stores carrying Apple's iconic white logos peddle pre-orders for the new iPhone. But the US company only has one official store in Shenzhen and five authorised dealers in the area. Most of the stores in the roughly 1km shopping corridor are unauthorised “fakes” - although they sell genuine Apple products - and their numbers have mushroomed ahead of the release on September 25, 2015 of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus. Photo: REUTERS
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