Russian authorities are not very fond of fake Apple products. That’s
why they used a bulldozer to crush a mountain of authentic looking
iPhone 4 and 4S handsets after picking up a Chinese man who had
attempted to smuggle the handsets into the country.
The Chinese man claimed that the handsets were real, but he lacked the
necessary documentation to prove their authenticity. Totalling 127
units, these allegedly fake devices would cost about $36,500 on the
Russian market. The man was fined a just $65, which seems strange. That
fine won’t deter anyone from selling fake products.
I hope it doesn’t turn out that these phones were real after all of this.