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  • iPhone Dummy Releases Phony iPhone for $20


    The people behind iPhonedummy.net have taken the concept of modifying one's iPhone to the extreme.

    Today, the world got a glimpse of what looks to be your standard, run-of-the-mill iPhone. But don't be fooled. The phony iPhone is actually one of the latest non-functional iPhone dummies that sells for $20 each.

    According to an article posted on iPhonestalk today:

    As incredibly useless as that sounds, there are a lot of practical uses for this thing. Of course, many of the uses are evil/deceptive, but we’ll ignore the obvious ones for the time being (filming videos of smashing them into bits, thinking you really are destroying a $200 iPhone, selling fake phones on EBay, etc).
    When I told a Microsoft-loving iPhone-hating friend of mine about the useless iPhone replica, he asked how I could tell it apart from the real one. Very funny. But we soon realized that the realistic looking iPhone is, indeed, pretty cool and arguably well crafted enough to possibly even fool Steve Jobs himself.

    But is $20 really worth it for a useless shell of an iPhone? After all, what can you actually do with this thing? If it makes you feel any better, the manufactures don't know either. They just know a lot of people actually want one. And they're sweetening the pot for those who spring for one and share their photos of their new fake iPhone in use.

    Oh, of course, you can use it for photographs, as decoration in your room, or impress your friends with it, but we all know it will end up trashed somewhere. So buy two. Or three. Oh, and don’t forget to send us your iPhone-smashing/crashing/trashing/microwaving video’s or pictures to get 25% off on your next order!
    Perhaps for Halloween this weekend, I will dress up like a Blackberry and smash a bunch of these iPhone dummies on the doorsteps of Microsoft lovers and take the big candy payload that would likely result from such behavior.

    One can only imagine what the folks at Apple think of these iPhone dummies. I'm fairly certain that a team of lawyers from Apple (at least those that aren't already assigned to a different lawsuit) are planning their attack as we speak.

    Image via iphonestalk
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Dummy Releases Phony iPhone for $20 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      why would you buy a iPhone Dummy. That's is such a waste of $20.
    1. PM5K's Avatar
      PM5K -
      I'd love to buy one, put it somewhere in public, and secretly film what people do when they see it, worst case is I loose a 20.00 fake iPhone, but I get some pretty good video anyhow.

      Or I could glue it to the floor somewhere and film people, this way I don't loose it.

      Or for shits and giggles I could put it in my fish tank.

      This would also be great for toddlers.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      seeing this and thinking about a tabasco commercial i seen about trying it on pizza, im mysteriously hungry for pizza and tabasco sauce. good post
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      No 32GB 3GS? No deal. ¬_¬

      Quote Originally Posted by PM5K View Post
      I'd love to buy one, put it somewhere in public, and secretly film what people do when they see it, worst case is I loose a 20.00 fake iPhone, but I get some pretty good video anyhow.

      Or I could glue it to the floor somewhere and film people, this way I don't loose it.

      Or for shits and giggles I could put it in my fish tank.

      This would also be great for toddlers.
      Oooooh. I like your thinking.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Well if you bought 5 that would be a new real 3 g with 2 years agreement with AT&T and double would be a 3gs with 2 year contract so 1 or 2 would be cool for kids and fish tanks lol
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Fail
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      They could be made into iPhone Christmas ornaments... :-)
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^good idea and if I gave them as Christmas gifts my relatives would throw them at my head
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      There is no way that this phone could be used to get a replacement.

      I think I will just stick to impressing people with my 3GS
    1. playboii's Avatar
      playboii -
      Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
      no thanks, I'd rather spend the 20$ on a case of beer at least that'll leave you feelin good once its all gone amirite
      lmaoo!!!
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      would be nice to have for a few jokes but would it be worth 20$? doubt it
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      The best way to rip someone off. And why is the Tabasco sauce in the photo?
      to spice up the deal?
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      alot of fun to be had with these little treats...
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Makes to sense to those of us with REAL iphones...I agree with the dude who wants to buy a case of beer with the $20!
    1. pharmer's Avatar
      pharmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      The best way to rip someone off. And why is the Tabasco sauce in the photo?
      Because buying one of these off the streets will do just like tabasco....get you burned.