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Geek group slaps Windows logo on future Apple Hamburg store

updated 06:35 pm EDT, Sat June 4, 2011

WAV Collective puts Windows logo on Apple store

Apple faced an unusual form of guerilla pranking on Saturday after the .WAV Collective hit its upcoming Hamburg store (video below). Disguised as a construction crew, two of the group and a cameraperson screwed in a Windows logo on the side of the black facade hiding the store. It's not yet known if the logo is still on the store, but the team took care to make it easily removable.

So far, it's not believed the crew had any ideological motivation. The prank was also slightly ironic as Microsoft's own retail ambitions have so far been very modest, with no intentions in the near term of going outside the US.

Such stunts aren't common around in-progress Apple stores, for which even the construction is closely guarded. Crews are often trained to discourage photography until the store is ready, and most outdoor stores' black barriers are still kept mostly free of graffiti. [via]


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  1. macjockey

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  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Demand for Microsoft Stores is increasing!

  1. cartoonspin

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    There are actually Windows fans? Besides Office and Exchange and in some cases .Net there be changes coming. I cannot believe in such a short period of time Microsoft has lost it. Wow!

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  1. stefbystef

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    Maybe... is just a message to Apple. It is perhaps an advice not to become like Microsoft with all that control over hardware and software, taking all user freedom away.

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  1. jay3ld

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    Well played sirs..

  1. rtbarry

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    the sign was probably...

    made on a mac

  1. chrisjules

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    Uh huh...

    You know we are going to find out later these guys work at Microsoft.

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    Hi - la - ri - us ! ! !

  1. slapppy

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    On video

    Hope they get slapped with vandalism. lol

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  1. wrenchy

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    @ fb_Clarence.

    >>>Considering they got the colors in the wrong order, you're probably right!

    Good one!


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