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Hacked iPhones on sale in China


Unlocked but expensive


Despite only being released in the US, cracked versions of Apple's iPhone have gone on sale in China for twice the book price.

According to newspaper Dian Nao Bao, wealthy Chinese are paying 860 euro for cracked versions of the iPhone in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

Users can make calls and text message but can't receive calls. The voicemail function also does not work.

One Beijing shop owner told Dian Nao Bao he gets about 30 buyers and potential buyers in one day, and that the customers don't care about the price or that the phone isn't fully functional.

Last modified on 05 September 2007
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