We have already seen a bunch of fake iPhone’s which have been produced in China, and now a counterfeiting ring has been arrested by Shanghai China, and the group was found to be using actual Apple components to produce their fake iPhone’s.
Around 200 fake iPhone’s were received in the raid, and when they were looked at more closely, they were found to contain actual Apple components, and were hard to tell apart from the real iPhone.
The cost to make one fake iPhone, which used some genuine parts, was around 2,000 yuan ($313). It was sold on unauthorised markets and on the Internet for around 4,000 yuan, only a few hundred yuan cheaper than the real iPhone, the newspaper said. The fake iPhones had the same functions as the genuine ones but had a shorter battery life, it quoted the police as saying.
It does make you wonder how the counterfeiters got their hands on the genuine Apple components, they must have come from one of Apple’s suppliers.
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