• Kyodo


A man who allegedly sold iPhones modified to allow unauthorized apps to be installed was arrested Thursday on suspicion of breaking a trademark law, in the first such arrest in Japan over the sale of “jailbroken” iPhones, police said.

Daisuke Ikeda, a 24-year-old resident of the city of Toyama in the prefecture, is alleged to have sold five modified iPhones online between March 26 and May 23 for a total of ¥120,000, while leaving the Apple Inc. trademark intact.

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