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Apple Goes Albanian

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ローラ said…
that is the funniest thing i have ever seen.
Anonymous said…
why funny? Its clever, nothing else!
Anonymous said…
love it, now i can by a Mac for my brother next time i visit Tirana
gjergji said…
ahahaha ..najs, veri najs!
Blendi said…
Good choice to translate it. "Molla" is a sweet little word all Albanians love. I think it's a good marketing move. Heck, we already know the fruit-brand works well in english.
Anonymous said…
It is good for taxes as well. If the name is in a language other then Albanian you pay more.
Anonymous said…
actually, peeps, this is most likely NOT a legitimate apple store..sorry for disappointing all you hopefuls.
Haha, love the translation. Molla sounds better to me rather than Apple.

Great to see Apple in Albania. Looking forward to when McDonald's arrives, NOT.
Ami said…
Why we cann't be happy that we have smth new and nice in our city but we have to take care if is leggitime Apple store or no. I think you have to be more interested in the products because those i am sure that are not produced in Albania or assembled in Allbania.
R. Glenn Curry said…
in fact, peeps, it is a legitimate Apple store. you can get all manner of Mac computers, iPods, iPhones, iTouch and all the other gadgets to go with it and, thankfully, you can get your Mac products serviced there, as I had to do with my Macbook. it ain't cheap, but it's real.
Xhoana said…
i love it i mean its not lik i see it first time i live in tirana (the city where this shop is) and i buyed my ipod there! :)
Matthew said…
But, unfortunately, Molla is not authorised to repair, at least not, I-phone 4s

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