The only thing we really know about Chinese electronics retailer Cybermart in the Western hemisphere is that tourists often enjoy stopping by one of its locations and snapping pictures of fake iPhones — which of course is ironic, considering the chain is owned by infamous iPhone builder Foxconn. All that may soon change, however, as DigiTimes reports that the Chinese gear vendor has scored distribution rights for authentic Apple products. The retailer supposedly has plans to open 500 Apple-licensed retail locations throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the first of which will open its doors on April 1st. Cybermart also currently has 34 electronics outlets spread around China, and it plans to open seven or eight more this year.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.