Love or hate Apple, you’ve got to admit that they create insanely popular products that seem to blend extremely clever marketing and innovative products, which is why it’s really not surprising to find out that there are people out there who have been creating fake Apple products or attempting to smuggle them into the country and making a quick and tidy profit. While the concept of smuggling isn’t exactly new, perhaps this one takes the cake for being rather innovative (much like Apple’s products, which is sort of ironic).
It has been reported by Shenzhen News and the Yangcheng Evening News that the Hong Kong and Chinese customs have managed to crack on smuggling operation that has the workings of a Hollywood produced movie. It seems that the smugglers have somehow managed to shoot a crossbow bolt attached to a cable from the 21st floor of a high-rise building in Shenzhen, 300m across the border to a small rural house in Hong Kong. iPhone 4s and iPad 2s were then placed into a black nylon bag which was then pulled across the border in the early hours of the morning via a makeshift pulley.
The good news is that the smugglers have been caught and the police have managed to seize 50 iPad 2s and 50 iPhone 4s which has been reported to be worth about 300,000 yuan (US$46,583).
|Product Name||iPad 2||iPhone 4|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||6930 mAh||1420 mAh|
|Street Price||$36 iPhone 4 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 4 Full specs and details|