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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. ipoong's Avatar
      ipoong -
      Oh oh oh... so many tempting uses for public places...
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      d modmyi hi

      Sounds great
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      1.) Go to Apple Store
      2.) Tell them it's not working correctly.
      3.) ~*~*~*~*~
      4.) profit
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      wow. useless
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      Would you be able to swap the internals of an iPod Touch to the Dummy iPhone?
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      i so want one of these!

      i can make people cry with this
    1. sami4021's Avatar
      sami4021 -
      So $20 bucks heh. Well looks like it will make a GREAT screen/or back cover replacement LOL!!! Cheaper than the $50-100 screen replacements
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      i want one lol
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      no thanks, I'd rather spend the 20$ on a case of beer at least that'll leave you feelin good once its all gone amirite
    1. cssoz's Avatar
      cssoz -
      Quote Originally Posted by sami4021 View Post
      So $20 bucks heh. Well looks like it will make a GREAT screen/or back cover replacement LOL!!! Cheaper than the $50-100 screen replacements
      LOL so true !!!!
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      I'd rather spend $20 on 20 of them $0.99 apps. Some with scary Halloween sounds.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      It's not useless because thousands of them will be for sale as real iPhones when the scammers buy them by the hundreds.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      They state very plainly on their website that these can't be used for parts in any way to fix a real iPhone.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      The best way to rip someone off. And why is the Tabasco sauce in the photo?
    1. macabre's Avatar
      macabre -
      From what i can tell they do look real from a distance, but are terrible at hiding your tabasco
    1. A Dizzle's Avatar
      A Dizzle -
      lmao, I can't believe people buy things like these phony iphones.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      The best way to rip someone off. And why is the Tabasco sauce in the photo?
      Cause its hawt
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      wow. useless
    1. fventura03's Avatar
      fventura03 -
      would be fun to pull it out of your pocket and drop it by "accident" on the floor, people will be like "EEK!"
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      So... wonder how many phones I can get through applecare swaps in store with my dead iphone..........

      (someone is gonna do it)