Fake iPhones are 'shocking'

Fake iPhones are 'shocking'
In Australia, the Customs and Border Protection Service has confiscated a quantity of Apple iPhone knock offs that have quite a kick to them. You see, the devices can't make a phone call, but they can act as a taser and shock someone whenever they are pressed to their skin. The customs department arrested the guy who brought them into the country, along with shocking devices deigned to look like a flashlight.

There are two different models of the zapping iPhone fakes, neither of which should confuse anybody into thinking that these counterfeits are legitimate. And while it is unknown whether or not the shock given off is as powerful as a zap from a police-issued taser, we wouldn't want to be the one testing that out.

You can take a look at both of the fake iPhone models by checking out the slideshow below.

source: TheRegister



1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

almost as bad as the iphones that killed those people in asia r.i.p

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol this is 'shocking'

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Are they like a real Taser, but disguised as everyday items, or are they just a gag item? I've been shocked by gag lighters, and they sting a bit, but they're hardly worth being seized by the government. I have no idea what the laws in Austrialia are regarding tasers in the hands of civilians, but if they're anything like gun or knife ownership, they're likely abusrd, irrational, and overly restrictive.

7. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Better than handing guns to everyone!

11. desniper9

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

We are allowed to have guns though no importing and very extensive requirments plus a small selection of guns as most are outright banned .Which is far better than allowing practically anyone to have access to guns

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Can you review one please?

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Can you review one please?

6. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

i have one of those it cost around $5... i used it just for everyday commuting

8. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I want one!

9. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 298; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

wow the f iphone in the 2nd pic is almost as fat as a lumia 1020...

10. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

This shocks me (pun definitely intended)

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