Artificially creating a higher score on Apple's app store is big business, and the tech-giant has taken many measures to keep the ranking process legitimate. But it seems some enterprising individuals in China have found a way to game the system by hand. The photo above popped up on the Chinese social media network Weibo with the caption, "hardworking App Store ranking manipulation employee." 

Photo: Weibo. Image 1.Photo: Weibo

There's no way to know for sure that the photo comes from a real app store ranking farm but it's difficult to imagine other functions for a setup involving about 50 iPhones logged into the app store. 

Tech in Asia reports that it costs customers $11,200 to make the top ten free apps ranking, and keeping it there means shelling out $65,000 each week.