the iPhone leads the way

El hombre que cambió 1.500 iPhone falsos en las Apple Store se declara culpable

Según la app, los centros tecnológicos de China de Shenzhen, Guangzhou y Beijing es donde se ubican las tres principales fábricas donde se fabrican la mayoría de los teléfonos inteligentes falsos en China. Muchos de estos dispositivos se venden en el propio país, pero otros tantos se venden en numerosas páginas online haciéndose pasar por verdaderos.

the iPhone leads the way
the iPhone leads the way

Se trata de una práctica muy cuestionable y de la que se conocen varias estafas . Hace unos meses os contábamos la historia de dos estudiantes chinos que vivían en Estados Unidos y que compraban iPhone falsos en China y los devolvían haciéndolos pasar por verdaderos, se estima que pudieron haber estafado a Apple más de 800.000 dólares.

Esta historia muestra que las falsificaciones pueden parecerse mucho a los dispositivos finales, y es muy fácil caer en la trampa . Nuestro consejo si vas a comprar un iPhone, y tienes una ligera sospecha sobre que pueda ser falso, es que lo dejes pasar, no te fíes de tiendas extrañas. Además recuerda que tenemos unas completas guías para saber tanto si un iPhone es falso como si lo es un iPad, hay diversos métodos y son infalibles.

Despite the fact that China has struggled to remove this label in recent years, it is still the country of the counterfeiters. In China you can find imitations of almost anything and one of the star products of this practice are smartphones. Earlier this year a Chinese app called Master Lu published a preliminary list of the most counterfeit smartphones, but now has made a review with new data .

Previously the Samsung Galaxy W2018 led the table as the most counterfeit smartphone of the past year, but now the data has changed slightly. Apple’s iPhone 8 has become the most counterfeited and cloned smartphone between March 2019 and March 2020.

This application uses data from the devices to check their quality and detect any counterfeits. According to Gizmochina , the app has analyzed more than 6 million devices and almost 60,000 have been replicated. In addition the vast majority of them share features such as a 720p screen resolution, the MediaTek MT6589 processor and the Mali-400 MP GPU. In other words, almost all are identical on the inside with a different case.

In terms of the ranking of most counterfeit smartphones, Apple not only leads with the most counterfeit smartphone of all, but also with the highest percentage of most cloned devices. 29.54% of the registered counterfeit phones were iPhone , while Samsung came in second place with 26.44%. Xiaomi is the third most counterfeited brand with 9.83% and Honor the fourth with 6.10%.

This is the complete top 10 with the most counterfeit phones in China in the last 12 months:

  1. iPhone 8
  2. Samsung W2018
  3. Samsung W2019
  4. iPhone XS Max
  5. Galaxy S10+
  6. Honor 9
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  8. OnePlus 7 Pro.
  9. Xiaomi Mi 6
  10. Galaxy S8

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