In the past fee years there has been a growing problem for Apple, “Counterfeits” as the iPhone and iPod have gained popularity among consumers, they are also becoming more popular among counterfeiters.
Now however LAPD has made a giant leap in the fight against fakes, Port police in Los Angeles busted a counterfeit iDevice operation with a warehouse full of fakes with an estimated market value of $10 million.
“This was a well-funded operation, and the counterfeits looked very authentic,” said Ron Boyd, chief of the approximately 200-member L.A. Port Police force, adding that a buyer might not have noticed anything awry until he or she got home and tried to hook up with iTunes.
During the course of the investigation, police found bank account receipts that indicate the operation had already generated more than $7 million in profits.
In the past years we have seen numerous different Apple clones, some very well done, while others have been obvious fakes. Now Chinese knockoff maker DragonFly has just made their already shameless MacBook clone even more shameless.
The previous 14-inch netbook already looked so similar to the real deal that it could fool anyone not familiar with the exact look of the real Macbook Pro, to make it even harder to distinguish between the real and the fake, the company has even gone as far as replacing the original DragonFly logo with Apple’s own ( see image below)
Unlike the previous versions, clones, DragonFly has made the effort and are now Hackintoshing the notebook in the factory to run Snow Leopard. They have even created a fake MagSafe charger!
While this would be totally unthinkable in the US, in China pirating and cloning products is a ver common business strategy, so we expect that they should be fine. Currently $436 will buy you one on the Beijing electronics blackmarket.
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