When the officers approached, the men jumped into the boat and sped off, leaving behind 15 boxes packed with new iPhones.
It has been reported that, the smuggling act is only a small linkage in such a huge network, which is especially formed to satisfy the substantial demands of the iPhones in China. Just remember, it’s the place where authorities have yet needed to consent the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.
As per the recent report, Apple AAPL, Tech30 has not yet announced that when they are going to sell the latest smartphones in its second largest market. Last week, the state media reported that iPhone 6 has not yet got a key license in China.
All this is done by smugglers, for the purpose of dropping the prices of iPhones which are lawfully bought in Apple stores in New York. This is considered to be big issue, for iPhone supporters who pay millions of dollars for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. CNN found few sellers outside an Apple stores in Beijing, reported on Wednesday.
According to a report, officers found smugglers selling a new iPhone 6 at 1800 dollars. It was a big question mark, from where did these phones come? According to the report, these iPhones are shipped from Hong Kong and in this scenario the smuggler would be making over 1000 dollars per phone.
Hong Kong is considered to be a key hub of apple iPhones and three stores of Phones are running, these iPhones are designed in china for avoiding taxes on import. This Smuggling movement appears to be efficient. On Monday, customs officers found 20 new iPhones concealed in containers in a truck leaving for the mainland.
Authorities across the border in Shenzhen seized more than 600 iPhones over a three day period, reported by local media. Nearly 40 mafias working on this have been caught at the city’s ports.
Chinese market is considered to be very important for Apple. But the iPhone maker has tripped up there in recent years, losing ground in the Smartphone race to rivals, including Xiaomi, that offer cheaper phones. Apple signed a contract last year with China Mobile to offer the iPhone, in a bid to enlarge its way. China Mobile is the world’s largest transporter by subscribers, with around 700 million users or more than twice the population of the U.S.