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Officials raid counterfeit iPhone factory

Chinese officials have raided a counterfeit iPhone factory in Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, China. According to a Shenzhen Daily report, 28 people have been taken into custody for questioning, and seven were arrested by police. The raid turned up more than 1,000 fake iPhones, which sell for 500 yuan (roughly $74) as opposed to more than 5,000 yuan for a real model, as well as 6,000 batteries. The report claims that Apple officials expressed their appreciation for the police’s “commendable efforts, and the company is sending staff to the area to learn more about the case. [via TUAW]

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1

The raid of a single factory is only a token display.  If they were serious, they would have shut down half of HQB, and taken at least a thousand vendors in the process.  The wholesale markets and factories dealing with China phones are huge - larger than anything I’ve seen anywhere else in the world.  Think in terms of NYSE trading floor type activity and you can start to get a feel.

Posted by Tim Kehres on January 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM (CST)

2

Agreed Tim.

And had Apple not partnered with China’s top cell phone companies, one can be fairly certain these iPod counterfeiters would have operated as usual, unhindered by things like “official raids”.

Posted by Warren Piece on January 21, 2010 at 2:56 PM (CST)

3

Yes…huge qty of fake iphone/nikia/blackberry etc in sz mkt and most are Indian and asian and middleeast people doing this business….we suggest China govt to check on this ....and catch all such people do fake and copy….

last week 33 foreigners ( 21 indian ) caught doing illegal diamond business in sz ...good to learn lesson by foreigner specially Indian .

Posted by Prince on January 21, 2010 at 11:34 PM (CST)

4

I don’t think it counts as a factory. More like a sales office for a factory. Or a middleman supplier. Besides. Huaqiangbei is mostly an electronics supply and retail district, not manufacturing.

Posted by vincenthue on January 24, 2010 at 9:04 PM (CST)

5

whats your emaill for school

Posted by darian nelson devenuta on April 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM (CDT)

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