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Speck Sues Counterfeit iPhone Case Maker For Millions

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Speck is the Trojan of iPhone cases: you might not want to wear one, but they’re everywhere, and it’s better than going bareback. Speck’s colorful, buttony cases are pretty much ubiquitous, and one of the most easily recognizable iPhone case brands out there.

In fact, Speck is so recognizable that there are aapparently counterfeit Speck cases on the market… and Speck is so honked off about it that they are suing the maker of these fake Speck cases for mllions.

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Thief Who Used Fake Credit Cards To Buy $1 Million Worth Of Apple Goods Gets 9 Years In Prison

Thief Who Used Fake Credit Cards To Buy $1 Million Worth Of Apple Goods Gets 9 Years In Prison

Busted. (Image courtesy of Blakespot on Flickr.)

A gang leader who orchestrated the production of counterfeit credit cards and then used them to purchase over $1 million worth of iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks from Apple Stores throughout the United States has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison.

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Can You Tell This Phony iPhone 4S From The Real Thing? [Video]

Can You Tell This Phony iPhone 4S From The Real Thing? [Video]

Unreal. This phony iPhone 4S found in Turkey looks and feels exactly like the real thing up until you turn it on… and even then, if you weren’t already familiar with what an iPhone’s low battery warning looks like, you might mistake it for the real thing. This is why you should either buy your gadgets from an Apple Store, or test them extensively before buying.

Watch Out! Scammers Want To Sell You A Fake iPad This Christmas. Here’s How To Avoid Being Ripped Off

Watch Out! Scammers Want To Sell You A Fake iPad This Christmas. Here’s How To Avoid Being Ripped Off

Fake iPads (Credit: Flickr/ukhomeoffice)

You want to buy an iPad for Christmas. The problem: scammers know it too and are waiting in prey for you this holiday season. Here are some tips on how to safely shop for tablets online without falling victim to hoax high-tech Santas.

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Apple Is On The Hunt For Counterfeit Goods In New York

Apple Is On The Hunt For Counterfeit Goods In New York

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In a bid to rid New York City stores of shoddy counterfeit goods, Apple has reportedly cracked down on a number of businesses that are selling fake accessories — seizing items found in its raids and demanding that companies change their names if they’re too similar to that of the Cupertino company itself.

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iPhone 5 Fakes Are Already Available in China Thanks to Speedy Counterfeiters

iPhone 5 Fakes Are Already Available in China Thanks to Speedy Counterfeiters

This morning’s report that claims the iPhone 5 will now launch a month later than its expected September release will be a huge blow to some, but as long as you’re not too concerned about having your device made by Apple, you can get an iPhone 5 today in China.

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Fake Apple Stores in China Begin to Shut Down, But Apple Has Nothing To Do With It

Fake Apple Stores in China Begin to Shut Down, But Apple Has Nothing To Do With It

Those impressively fake Apple stores in Kunming, China, were undoubtedly destined for doom after they enjoyed global fame last week. Two of the five stores have already been shut down, but surprisingly, Apple has had nothing to do with it.

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