This poor fool trying to smuggle iPhones

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    Ha, ha, what a poor fool! Probably get about 10 years hard time. :eek:
     
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    The sad life of a mule.
     
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    That is not 94 iphones, that is the iphone 12
     
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    Maybe, he's making on-time deliveries here to the U.S.
     
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    Wow nelly. How do you go about taking care of business like that?
     
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    You know all those people ahead of you in line buying 5 phones each in cash.... That's where they went. lol.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but why is there a black market for iPhones in mainland China?
     
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    So that means he was carrying on him at least a 12.126 kg weight if they were all iPhone 6 or at most 16.168 kg weight if they were all iPhone 6 Plus
     
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    I'm not sure why either, but some of my friends who live behind the Great Firewall says that it's because the local variant of the iPhone isn't the same as the global variant. The local iPhones also have been modified with WAPI in the wi-fi chip, presumably for the commie government to spy into the phone.

    The Chinese variants also don't have CDMA (EV-DO), but retains TD-SCDMA capability.

    Global variants have all GSM, UMTS, DC-HSPA, CDMA EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and LTE (TDD and FDD).

    AT&T and Verizon variants lack the TDD-LTE bands, as well as TD-SCDMA.
     

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    The article stated there's a large price difference between the two areas.
     
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    He was caught when a call centre apparently called all 94 of the iPhone handsets trying to sell them gas and electric. :apple:
     
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    From what I know (I asked my friends who live behind the Great Firewall), my friends said that it was because of the absence of some cellular bands in the local variant, as well as the presence of WAPI. But then, they're more of the security-conscious type and view the ChiCom's policy of enforcing WAPI as a means for the commie government to spy into the phone and capture wifi traffic.

    Price isn't really the issue since the smuggled iPhones will be resold at an inflated price in commie territory.
     
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