Over $635,000 in Counterfeit 'Lightning' Cables and Adapters Seized in Alaska

Posted January 4, 2013 at 7:16pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8775 views

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over $635,000 worth of counterfeit 'Lightning' cables and adapters in Anchorage, Alaska, reports Alaska Dispatch.

The goods arrived in Alaska via plane from China, and were heading toward several locations in the continental U.S. Designed to look like iPhone 5 USB “lightning” connector cables and adapters, the products included fake Apple logos and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) trademark icons.

The items were spotted as counterfeits because they were packaged in cardboard blister packs unlike the traditional white packaging used by Apple.

The CBP says that although its “difficult to deal with a manufacturer in another country,” the bust will “bring more scrutiny” to future shipments from the company.

The seized items will be destroyed by the CBP.

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Tom Dsouza - January 7, 2013 at 6:36am
These are after market cables . Nothing to do with lightning and apple chip
odedo1 - January 5, 2013 at 3:44am
Amazon got them for 3 dollars each and eBay 8 dollars just need to search better.
d - January 5, 2013 at 12:27am
There is no way I'm paying 19.99 for a data cable. Apple should have used micro USB in the first place. Bring on the $1.99 China knock-offs.
Keira - January 4, 2013 at 9:21pm
Move the manufacturing then!!
Matt-nyc - January 4, 2013 at 8:09pm
Fuck china ppl Jesus Christ
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