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iPhone 6s Are Being Smuggled Into China Via Twinkie Boxes

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The Chinese government hasn't granted regulatory approval on official sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus yet, and some citizens are reportedly turning to illegal sources to get their hands on the phones as soon as possible. According to Apple Insider, new iPhone units are being smuggled into the country through Twinkie packages, coffee tins, and toothpaste boxes.

In China, the iPhone 6 is currently commanding about $1,900 per unit while the iPhone 6 Plus is reportedly being sold for around $3,250. And according to one filmmaker who documented the scene, the "Chinese Mafia" has infiltrated iPhone line sitting in NYC, making off with bags full of the new models to be sold on the black market. There's been speculation that up to 5 million iPhones could be smuggled into China before the official phone launch in the country.
· As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon [Apple Insider]
· Apple Sold Four Million iPhone 6 Phones in Just 24 Hours [Racked]