A factory which allegedly made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been discovered and raided in China. So far, nine arrests have been made in connection with the fake Apple iPhone factory.
The operation which was set up in January reportedly involved “hundreds” of workers repackaging second hand smartphone parts as new iPhones for export, with counterfeit phones produced worth 120m Yuan ($19m).
The fakes were so convincing she said many of the staff themselves were convinced that they were employed by the US electronics firm. Who knows, you might just be using a fake Apple iPhone without even knowing.
According to reports, the factory was discovered on the 14th of May but was revealed on social media by Beijing’s public security bureau on Sunday.
According to Beijing authorities, the fake Apple iPhone factory was led by a husband and wife team, on the northern outskirts of the Chinese capital.
They said they had been alerted to the factory by US authorities which had seized some of the fake phones.
The reports come amid an official Chinese crackdown on counterfeit goods, with authorities pushing firms to trademark their goods.
China has also agreed to work with the US authorities to try to stem the large quantities of fake goods flowing between the two countries.
The discovery of the factory comes four years after fake Apple Stores were found in Kunming City, China.
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