A man was lately greeted by a friendly looking sort whilst about town:
“Mate, I got an iPhone I nicked from the shop over there. They’re normally 4,000 yuan ($600) y’know, but I can let you have this un for 500 yuan ($70), ‘ow about that then?”
The friendly thief showed the man the iPhone, let him examine its fine design, and use its svelte touchscreen. All was as it should have been. Quite the bargain, thought the man.
“Ok then, lemme just give you this new un I got ‘ere…” So said the vagabond as he fished out a new and shiny iPhone from a package he had with him.
The man confidently hefted it and examined its exterior, finding it identical to the old one he just saw, and being satisfied, he returned home with it.
Finding it to not work, he quickly opened the casing to check for a fault…
Oldest trick in the book?