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iPhone knockoff found in southern China

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2007
News Categories: iPhone

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Pictures and a brief hands-on of one of the first iPhone knockoffs have surfaced online. The knockoff comes in a black box adorned with an Apple-style graphic of a hand holding the less-than-authentic device. The text on the outside of the box includes the word “iPhone,” as well as “HD1080P,” referencing the high-definition television standard, and the phrase “Apple, the future is here.” Even more is written in Chinese.

imageThe device itself boasts several features, including a two megapixel camera, two SIM card slots that can be switched on-the-fly, and a microSD expansion slot. As for its performance, the phone was an obvious forgery with “clumsy” navigation handled with a stylus, despite the iPhone-like background and a splash screen that reads “ iPhone.” The back of the device also sports a false Apple logo above an iPhone label, and features a message of garbled English in place of Apple’s traditional “Designed by Apple in California.”

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1

This kind of thing makes me hopping mad. Cheap, unimaginative b*****ds.

Posted by Japester on June 5, 2007 at 5:09 PM (PDT)

2

The back of that knock off reads.

Waring: It will break the law without authorized by Apple Inc., If you use ‘iPhone’ logo on any electronic pruducts.

definitely garbled english!

Posted by janelle on June 5, 2007 at 7:38 PM (PDT)

3

Makes you mad?  Why do you care about the well being of a corporation.. I assure you they would shed no tears for you…

Posted by jeff on June 7, 2007 at 3:50 AM (PDT)

4

I say more power to them.  Why should I pay $500 for something that with a production cost of
$45 that was probably built in China anyway.

Posted by Jui Hong Ping on June 20, 2007 at 12:35 PM (PDT)

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