China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple’s iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country.

Apple has yet to start selling its newest smartphones in mainland China, but that hasn’t stopped local electronics dealers from buying the product elsewhere in the world, and then bringing it in for resale.

Vendors in China’s grey markets have said they’ve been receiving iPhone 6 from as far as the U.S. and Australia, but many are also relying on units coming from Hong Kong, the nearest city outside mainland China to officially sell the product.

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