How Counterfeit iPhones are dealt with in Russia (3 Photos)

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A Chinese man was recently caught smuggling about $40,000 worth of fake iPhones into the Amur region of Russia. He had no documents to prove the iPhones were legally produced so the Russians (logically) bulldozed the phones. The Chinese smuggler was fined $65.

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  • Will fort


    In Soviet Russia…

    • Silverstone

      Umm…they didn't have iphones in Soviet Russia…it's just plain Russia.
      "Soviet" Russia disappeared in 1991.

    • Mukumber

      Hate to be the one to break this to you but iphone never did exist in Soviet Russia so this does not apply.

      • warmwoolenmittens

        he's totally right. I looked it up.

    • Berty

      I'm surprised the Russians didn't try to sell the phones themselves.

  • em3

    Problem solved

    • Rene

      zero fucks were given that day…

  • Plant Manager


    Looks like we got us some fake phones. Igor, you still got that 'dozer out back?

    • warmwoolenmittens

      LOLOLOLOL Is that what they said?

  • reezen

    Zzzzzz anymore chivettes bored at work?

  • DOVA

    $65 fine for $40,000 in fake iPhones? So worth it

    • please just once

      Yes it is worth the fine but he is probably missing a hand now also!!!

  • fng

    Looking at the video, those phone are actually taking what that dozer is dishing out. someone contact apple.

    • majorfathead

      Must be boot legged Nokias with apple packaging

    • .Krookz

      Then cRapple would lose money from people replacing their fragile, piece of shit phones.

      • fng

        very true

  • blue_bronco

    Seems about right

  • Capt Obvious

    You just gotta turn them off and then back on..

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    • EvilDungbeetle

      Don't be sorry, it's nor your fault.

    • Дядя Ваня

      Мы вам прощаем!

  • DannoTheManno88

    For $65 I'm totally in the wrong line of work.

    • Kato

      Don't quit your day job Danno. The information they told us is incomplete. Apparently, the Chinese man was thrown into a Soviet war prison. He's probably somebody else prison queen right now.

  • Mountie

    Good thing those weren't Nokia phones or that Bulldozer would be hurtin

    • zOlle

      Why would anyone counterfeit a nokia phone?

    • Greg


  • Donkey

    If they were Nokia's they probably would have broken the tracks off that dozer

  • will

    You mean this man made some phones without government permission? Why wasn't he under the bulldozer?

    • Si1entStatic

      the article may say he was fined $65 but they didn't mention how he was never heard from again.

  • greg

    First picture shoes an i phone fitting perfectly in between those tracks. THAT'S STILL SELLABLE!

  • Tom

    "American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!" – Lev, Armageddon

  • dieseldoc25

    In soviet Russia, dozer call you…

    • warmwoolenmittens

      A swing and a miss.

  • imdowngetme

    how about they just bulldoze ALL iphones

    • Norbs

      Get a life fanboy.

  • Ukenny

    Good thing those weren't NOKIA's. could still be used after

  • Jroc

    They probably will find a way of making that into some form of vodka somehow…

    • DB8

      You may be on to something… iVodka


    in soviet russia the iphones… uh… the bulldozer… eh i got nothing

    • Noor khan

      black ops nikolai lol

  • I Eats Bacon

    If you notice, a bunch of the phones didn't even come close to being crushed. Maybe Nokia is making the fake iPhones?

  • Josh

    In Soviet Russia, bulldozers iphone you!

    • Epitomizer

      Swing & a miss my friend. KCCO

  • Porcelain

    am I the only one who doesn't give a shit about these iphones? They aren't all that great you know.

  • aaron

    A fine use for an iPhone…

  • Nate

    Wouldn't hurt a nokia

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