I guess it probably depends on how valuable Apple's manufacturing business is to China. I'm willing to bet that iPods, laptops and pretty every other physical item in Apple's line is significant enough for them to pay attention. Some people might get disappeared.
But really, maybe Apple has learned a lesson here. Don't just validate cards using an algorithm. Keep track of which numbers you've sold, same as a credit card issuer.
Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"