The Russian way to destroy Chinese knockoff iPhones

Instead of giving six men hammers, they hired five men to open the cardboard box containing the 127 fake iPhones and one man to drive an excavator over the phones.

(Thanks, Joly MacFie!)


  1. See also: clearing broken bottles from Tverskaya in the wee hours of New Years’ Day with a snowplow.

      1.  More like, same factory, same OS, but with the DRM removed.
        And maybe some identity-stealing software added.

        1.  No, but I know a tin foil hat store you could try.   These Chinese phones tend to be slow as crap, running some stolen android skin that simply looks like an apple OS. They don’t have any of the characteristics or functionality of an actual Apple device. Identity stealing? Please don’t tell me your and android owner who is oblivious to the identity stealing ACTUALLY happening on that platform.

  2. And we complain about the world becoming polluted and running out of resources as we build perfectly functional (presumably) phones, ship them thousands of miles, then drive over them in a fuel-guzzling construction machine and then bury them.

    1. That’s exactly what I was thinking. There’s a lot of metals in mobile phones that should be recycled, counterfeit or not. Although I don’t know how easy it would be to recycle a crushed one.

  3. Of course, the very point with tracked vehicles is that the weight is distributed over a large area, i.e. the pressure under the tracks is low. So it is not an extremely good way to crush something, just jumping on the phones with work boots might have produced larger destructive force…

      1. A little common sense would suggest buyer beware. I buy counterfeits all the time, deliberately, always aware of the risk from someone trying to scam you or one that is just trying to sell a cheap copy. There is a check list of things I run through before I part with my money, Is it safe (can I open and test the PSU/battery), does it have hidden extra’s (IE rootkit), will it last at least 1 year from my abuse? Is the memory as big as it claims(Not hacked to show more). I have not yet had a real lemon, so I would argue I have done well. I buy something that is fake, knowing it’s fake, and knowing what to expect, and what it’s limitations are, or in the case of Apple, how much more capable the fake is.

        1.  Ummm… Ok…. Please show me an example of a counterfeit that is more capable than an Apple phone. Lol.

          1. The iphone is so locked down and tied to one ideal, that great hardware is wrecked by a control freaks demanding inflexibility. Any Chinese knock off is a dream by comparison. It’s a shame that so many people are swayed by peer pressure and greed that they miss the good things in the alternatives.

          2. … Says no one who has ever used one. I’m the first to jailbreak  – alleviating anything you may imagine is “locked down”-   But I haven’t needed to. I like simple, uncluttered, pretty UI that does what I want to do. I’ve never found I was “locked down” from anything. Instead, I find myself being able to do amazing things with it, from business to pleasure, and it never crashes, or misses an update. It doesn’t look like a silly giant brick in my hand, etc.. etc… Not willing to start a war over stupid phones. Just saying, you’re nuts with this whole “I buy counterfeit phones because they are better than Iphone”   BS you are pulling.

  4. That’s a bulldozer: not an excavator:
    =) I made a similar mistake a while ago.

  5. I tried out an iclone 4 in thailand a couple years ago. Couldnt get it to do much, as in it wouldnt connect to a wifi signal or make any calls. But it did receive tv signals. and it weighed next to nothing.

      1. Yep. It had a little extendable antenna that swung out from the side. Most phones in Asia have built in tv tuners, primarily so people can keep up with all the soccer games.

  6. “Instead of giving six men hammers, they hired five men … and one man to drive an
    excavator over the phones”

    Yeah, but they saved SOOOOO much money when they used pencils in space instead of developing a space-pen.

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