In a video that has been widely shared on social media, the unidentified man smashes several phones before addressing other customers at the store.
"Ladies and gentlemen, remember the rights of the consumer," the man says in French.
"They are refusing to reimburse me according to European consumer laws. I warned them. I said, 'Reimburse me my money,' and they said no. What happens then?" the man said, then smashed a phone. "That’s what happens," he continued.
Later, someone is heard telling him, "That's enough," and he replies with an expletive phrase.
French news site RTL reported that the man was detained by police, and that the damage was estimated to be 50,000 euro (about $56,000).
Apple declined to comment.
ABC News' Michael Murray contributed to this report from Los Angeles.