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.

The police raids come in response to a city wide campaign to stop counterfeit products and even ridiculous fake Apple stores popping up around the country.

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.

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6 Comments

  1. China is the biggest market of cell phone manufacturing. It is also true that there are many fake manufacturing of cell phone at China. It is easy to sell that type of fake products with the original products. 

  2. I have gone through the post,Though there are
    anti counterfeit packaging technology in the market, still the counterfeit of
    the products are going globally.While am searching about the anti counterfeit I
    found a site http://www.esealinc.com which is providing a solution for counterfeit.

  3. I think without Apple there are no any real iPhone. We can not made our own iPhone. Ya you can make any other mobile phone but not iPhone. Its a cheating and fake iPhone also. 

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