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IN PHOTO: Apple's iPhone 6 are displayed during a news conference by Customs and Excise Department and the police in Hong Kong September 21, 2014. Reuters/Bobby Yip

Reports say that three alleged thieves forced their way inside an Apple facility in Beijing, China between Dec. 12 and 13. The gang created a 50 centimeter wide hole by dredging in to the wall of the said warehouse. One member of the gang was identified to be a former driver for the company that owns the facility where the iPhones were stored. After the incident, police were able to pin down the criminals by tracking the serial numbers of the stolen units, also in the same month.

According to Techno Buffalo, the value of the stolen iPhone 6 units was approximately around 1.4 million yuan or US$228,496. Apparently, the thieves sold all the mobile units and have indulged themselves in gambling, cars and even in gold.

Different news about Apple fans, specifically in China, subject themselves through different means in order to get their hands on an iPhone. In the past, news about a student who dealt with an organ-trafficking group and has allegedly sold one of his kidneys. The money earned was eventually used to purchase an iPhone and iPad. Cult of Mac even reported that the iPhone 6 was even dubbed by Chinese internet users as the "Kidney 6", pertaining to the news where in an individual was forced to sell an important body-part to earn money despite the danger.

Additionally, report says that Apple has sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during its launch in China. According to Forbes' report on Apple's standing in China, orders have reportedly grown due to the pre-orders coming from the country last October. Based on the figures, it is good to note the importance of the Chinese market to phone makers.

Reports prove that Apple's new flagships have been a hit among consumers, not to forget the sales figures provided. However, particularly in China, the tech titan still needs to compete against other major devices like the Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and other big players based in China, like Xiaomi which have performed well in 2014.

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