Tag Archive: Chinese


Chinese iPhone & iPad Smugglers Are Now Using Crossbows And Ziplines To Get Out Of Shenzhen

Increasingly thwarted by customs, Chinese and Hong Kong iPad smugglers are taking to the comic books to learn some new tricks for getting their wares to customers: smugglers are now firing crossbows across raging rivers and ziplining across with smuggled iPhones and iPads strapped to their backs!   According to MIC Gadget: Hong Kong and China run independent legal and taxation systems, and smugglers in China often try to get  [Read More…]

iPhone 5 Component Surfaces on Chinese Importer Website

Rumors surrounding the fifth-generation iPhone are already starting to fly and it’s not even expected to be released until sometime next month. SW-Box, who specializes in replacement parts for the iPhone and other electronic devices, claims to have obtained a genuine iPhone 5 component. The part they claim to have is a proximity light sensor flex cable. If you’re wondering what this does exactly, according to SW-Box, “It’s the part responsible for making the screen go  [Read More…]

Chinese Military Releases Jailbreak App, Apple Can Do Nothing

The People’s Liberation Army (China’s unified military organization) released an application for the iPhone. No big deal right? Well its a jailbreak only app. The PLA in an effort to become more transparent about its operations (China, more transparent?) released an unauthorized jailbreak application along with complete instructions on how to install the app on the PLA’s official website. China has no plans to release the app through the App Store, and there’s no indication  [Read More…]

Chinese Apple Store Generously Troubleshoots Knockoff MacBook Air

Having watched Mark Malkoff’s hilarious video earlier this week, we now know it’s possible to have a pizza delivered to your local Apple store, take your pet goat to check out the latest Mac minis, and get your iPhone repaired while you’re dressed as Darth Vadar. But will a real Apple store help you troubleshoot your knockoff MacBook Air? This is one in China did! According to MIC Gadget, one “Chinese  [Read More…]

Sorry, TechCrunch! Your So-Called iPhone 4 “Lite” Is Just A Cheap Chinese Conversion Kit

Photos published by TechCrunch this morning reportedly claim to be of the upcoming “iPhone Lite,” with panels made from plastic rather than glass, and a “metal banding around the edge.” However, I’m adamant it’s just a poor quality white iPhone 4 conversion kit. What do you think?   The images were first posted to the Vietnamese forum Tinhte, which TechCrunch notes has been “correct in the past.” The reason for belief that this might be an “iPhone Lite” is purely  [Read More…]

Massive Chinese Retail Expansion to Lead Off iPhone 5 Launch

When Steve Jobs reclaimed the corporate helm of Apple in 1997, he opted to use the retail channel as a primary way to improve the public face of company and the general presentation of its computers. In 2001, Apple opened its first brick-and-mortar retail store. Ten years later, there are more 300 stores worldwide – stores that helped generate some $3.5 billion in revenues during the company’s 3rd fiscal quarter. On Tuesday during Apple’s quarterly  [Read More…]

Chinese Company Developing Cloud-Based Mobile OS to Rival iOS, Android in China

Apple may be gunning for dominance within the enormous and highly lucrative mobile phone population in China, but if Alibaba Group has its druthers, Apple and Google may see their respective mobile operating systems face some stiff competition from the supposedly in-development cloud-based mobile OS designed by the Chinese e-commerce giant. If reports coming out of China and reported by the Wall Street Journal this morning are accurate, Alibaba Group’s very own smartphone operating system  [Read More…]

Chinese Girl Offers Her Virginity To Get An iPhone 4

This unbelievable, according to Korea Herald that a Chinese woman is making an ad in which she is offering to trade her virginity to gain an iPhone 4.   The young teen sent some of her own pictures showing herself and posted her personal information on Weibo. This girl is dreaming to get an iPhone 4 while she doesn’t have enough money to get one. [via]

Chinese Trading Website Leaks Supposed ‘iPhone 5G’ Case

Click the image to open in full size. A well-known Chinese trading website has presented what they call the "newest design crystal case for Apple iPhone 5g." Images of the case in question can now be found at Alibaba.com. Although they are showing what is, admittedly, a mock-up of the fifth-generation iPhone, the visible attributes are worth noting. Refusing to disappear from the rumor-mill are assertions that the next generation iPhone will sport  [Read More…]

iPad 2 Hits All Four Chinese Apple Stores

Click the image to open in full size. It was a sight we’ve seen many times before. Long lines. Excited Apple fans. And rampant concerns about product shortages. This time around, however, it was the Chinese population experiencing all the above, as the iPad 2 officially went on sale in China on Friday. Incredibly, despite the obligatory long lines that stretched for blocks, and crowds that gathered outside the stores 24-hours ahead of launch,  [Read More…]