The iPhone 4S launch has caused even more problems though due to the better supply chain Chinese iPhone 4S smugglers have gained, and the rabid demand for the new Apple phone.
Recently customs officers detained 2 women for attempting to smuggle iPhone 4S from Hong Kong in to Shenzhen with the total value of the phones estimated to be worth $140,000!
Each arrest was of a lone woman, suspicisally carrying 2 large, heavy trunks. Upon inspection officials found the truncks to contain more than 45 iPhone 4S and some Blackberry phones.
This cat and mouse game between the smugglers and officials is likely to continue to the end of the year when the official launch of the iPhone 4S is expected for China and Hong Kong.