China Daily reported today that Police in Shanghai have arrested 5 suspects for manufacturing counterfeit iPhone’s.

Craftily, the suspects scavenged through e-waste transported from South China’s Guangdong province and found genuine components from discarded real iPhone’s and combined them with fake components to create the counterfeit version. That’s why they look so real!

Over 200 fake iPhones and 5,000 accessories at a value of 5 million rmb ($781,630) were seized from a rented apartment in Shanghai.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.