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China Apple Idle

Police Find Apple Branded Stoves In China 212

Posted by samzenpus
from the seems-legit-to-me dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Just when you thought the Apple knockoff trade in China couldn't get any more ridiculous, Chinese Police recently seized 681 "Apple iPhone" branded gas stoves in the city of Wuhan. Yep, that's right, some folks are peddling gas grills and are trying to made the product more appealing by stamping an Apple logo alongside the 'iPhone' moniker on the front."
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Police Find Apple Branded Stoves In China

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  • by tnk1 (899206) on Monday February 27, 2012 @01:07PM (#39174013)

    The only thing surprising to me about this is that the Chinese police actually cares about it.

  • Re:Just goes to show (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Richard_at_work (517087) <richardprice.gmail@com> on Monday February 27, 2012 @01:22PM (#39174225)

    Back in 2006 there were very very strong rumours that Apple was going to release a full screen video iPod and PDA - the rumour sites even had (fake) videos of the AV iPod playing video content, with someone using the on screen inputs to forward and rewind. Of course it was slated here on slashdot because "no one wants fingerprints on their screen!" etc.

    No such product emerged that year, but the iPhone and iPod Touch turned up the following year, in almost the exact same rumoured format as the previous year. And now, most smart devices are the same...

    My point? Some people will always see the negatives in something, regardless of how successful it ends up being.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."