Fake iPhone Stories July 27, 2015

Beijing police have raided and closed down a factory which employed hundreds of workers on six production lines to make more than 41,000 counterfeit iPhones – some of which made it to the United States, reports Reuters. The total value of the fake phones was estimated at 120M Yuan ($19M). While the raid took place in May, Chinese authorities only shared details yesterday.

Police arrested nine people, including a married couple who led the operation, after a raid in May on the factory, run under the guise of a gadget maintenance shop on the northern outskirts of the Chinese capital.

The investigation was prompted by a tip-off from U.S. authorities after some of the fake phones made it to the USA …  expand full story

Fake iPhone Stories October 23, 2013

Still waiting for that gold iPhone 5s? There’s always the Goophone i5S …

Goophone, a Chinese company specialising in counterfeit phones, has launched the Goophone i5S. On the outside, it’s a very, very close copy of the real thing (complete with fake Touch ID sensor that does nothing). On the inside, though, it’s just a cheapo Android.

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