Apple cracks down on iPhone touts in Hong Kong

Apple has changed its return and exchange policy in Hong Kong

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Apple cracks down on iPhone touts in Hong Kong This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 16, 2017

Apple will be unveiling three new iPhones next month and to ensure genuine sales it is cracking down on touts in Hong Kong.

Bloomberg reported that touts appear on Hong Kong's streets after Apple has released new products, and with the city's lower taxes and duties, it creates the incentive to buy and re-sell to tourists.

However now Apple has changed its return and exchange policy to prevent touts from buying iPhones in Hong Kong to sell them on the black market in China for a profit.

Typically Apple allowed up to 14 days for products to be returned, however with the new policy all products bought online from Apple in Hong Kong will not be unqualified for a return or exchange unless the product is defective.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and to celebrate Apple will release three iPhones in September, the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 8.

Related: New Apple iPhone 8 colour will be named ‘Blush Gold'

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