Man Caught At Chinese Customs Wearing 94 iPhones As Long Underwear

iphone_deskEven though the newest and freshest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are now legally available in mainland China, hauling them over the border from Hong Kong is still a profitable enterprise. Apparently. According to a report in Chinese media, an enterprising young man created a plastic suit that held 94 iPhones, strapping them around his arms, legs, hips, and torso.

At first glance, a suit made of iPhones might seem like a great idea. There’s a problem, though: you have to walk around, pretending that everything is fine while you are secretly disguised as the Michelin man. The Shenzen People’s Daily reports that is how the man was caught: officials noticed his weird gait and inability to move his major joints normally. That’s when they discovered his secret suit of iPhone armor.


The official statement was that the phones were a mixture of the 5S and 6 models. Before the iPhone 6 was officially available in China, that model sold for thousands of dollars when smuggled to the mainland. Officials say that the haul was worth about 300,000 yuan, or $48,000: an average of around $513 per phone.

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