Hot on the heels of Psystar’s bankruptcy filings comes a report that another clone maker wants to test their luck against Apple. CNET reports that a company called “Quo” will start manufacturing their own hackintosh boxes, and in an interesting twist, will sell them at an old fashioned brick and mortar store as opposed to strictly online. Quo’s founder, Rashantha De Silva, expressed that he wants to emulate Apple’s success, and setting up a retail store presence is therefore a necessary component.
It’s exciting. We are trying to stay as close to Apple as we can with our products. We are trying to mimic things as much as we can. I’m hoping that Apple sees the value in what we are doing.
Somehow, I doubt it.
They probably will (sue us). There are others doing this, but we have a different attitude. There are thousands of people in the ‘Hackintosh’ market, but many of them are creating bad products. I don’t think anyone wins in that environment.
Our customer service is gong to be up there with Apple’s,” De Silva said. “Hardware is important, software is important, and support is hugely important.
And what does the Quo storefront actually look like? Well, I don’t know how to describe it, but I’m pretty sure that Apple has nothing to worry about.
Photo courtesy of Gizmodo, which it comically calls the ugliest Apple Store its ever seen.