Police said they arrested nine suspects and found six assembly lines and more than one million cell phone parts in the company's factory, Xinhua reported.

Police started investigating the company in May after fake China-made cell phones were seized in the US. Officials said the company bought old phone mainboards from other countries and fake parts with logos from the city of Shenzhen.

The company hired hundreds of workers who assembled the parts and then sold the fake phones to other countries, police said.

Apple Inc has reportedly begun the production of its next smartphone model, likely to be named iPhone 6S, and will release the device in September this year.

As per a Bloomberg report, Apple has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch which was first unveiled for the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model.

However, the date and model of the next iPhone has not been confirmed by Apple.