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  • iPhone Knockoffs on Sale in Thailand

    Many of us who are awaiting the release of an iPhone nano at next monthís Macworld should also be aware of surprisingly realistic knockoffs.

    AppleInsider has found these photos of iPhone nano knockoffs that recently hit the southeast Asian market. The clones are designed to mimic the real thing as closely as possible and even have the iPhone branding. Software is also incredibly similar with a layout and icons stolen directly from Apple.

    The fakes could surface in other areas soon with the release of the real thing and could fool some with untrained eyes Ö but thatís none of us here at MMi ;-)

    Source: AppleInsider | iPhone nano knockoffs already on sale in Thailand (photos)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Knockoffs on Sale in Thailand started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. TheNoob12's Avatar
      TheNoob12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DSMKilla View Post
      BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA Gotta watch this video!!!
      What is this? A phone for ants?
    1. gQstatus05's Avatar
      gQstatus05 -
      Lol @ breathmint.

      Lol. I cracked up when I saw the iPhone Shuffle.

      I think an iPhone Nano would be oool but it won't make sense b/c they would have to drop the price. They already have an iPhone 4GB out. Why make a nano.

      I hope they come out with a 32+ GB iPhone.
    1. ihawk0789's Avatar
      ihawk0789 -
      i think an iphone shuffle would be more like this
    1. Dizz's Avatar
      Dizz -
      I'm not looking forward to the nano at all. Seriously, I think the screen on my current iPhone is border line too small for watching videos and movies on. Anything smaller would just be a joke.
    1. ellicit's Avatar
      ellicit -
      i like it
    1. DSMKilla's Avatar
      DSMKilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihawk0789 View Post
      i thick an iphone shuffle would be more like this
    1. chazdrums's Avatar
      chazdrums -
      They look kind of small, would love to see a video with the knock off.

      Apple Chick, you rule btw.

      Congratulations to Modmyi for getting the twitter account from that zune guy! Ive been waiting.
    1. narut's Avatar
      narut -
      I saw this one in China

      Not so exciting, right? Now, look at the back.

      It's another phone on the back! Complete with screen and numeric pad!
      Ugly, but still wow me off.
    1. agentfubu's Avatar
      agentfubu -
      I actually know someone who bought one of these, they suck so bad. Not even close to being close.

      Hardware wise, all it had was bluetooth and a normal phone. There's a stylus on one side, the touch screen can only be used with stylus. The menu button sucks. A good example of how much it sucked was on the slide to unlock. You touched the slider and it slid itself. It was like a generic phone OS with an iPhone layout. The camera sucked as well, you could only see half of the actual shot, the rest was all white. The "media player" just listed media like the iPhone but then played it in a generic media player.
    1. Deviatorz's Avatar
      Deviatorz -
      Hey I was wondering how would I tell apart between these knockoffs and the real thing?
    1. momoatyou's Avatar
      momoatyou -
      I really dont know that there are so many iPhone knockoffs in Thailand.
      I just thought iPhone knockoffs are chinese stuff.

      An Overview of Famous Chinese iPhone Clones - forum.ipcsuite.com
    1. loafomatic's Avatar
      loafomatic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deviatorz View Post
      Hey I was wondering how would I tell apart between these knockoffs and the real thing?
      The knockoffs have MMS. OHHHH! SNAP! YES I DID!
    1. jandrysanchez's Avatar
      jandrysanchez -
      Wow, impressive. Shorter than the V3! Nice!
    1. DTMkid90's Avatar
      DTMkid90 -
      eww i should buy one and give it to a friend hahah
    1. 721fido's Avatar
      721fido -
      i wouldnt mind getting one if it was much more cheaper than the iphone. Does anyone have a link to a site selling these yet?
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 721fido View Post
      i wouldnt mind getting one if it was much more cheaper than the iphone. Does anyone have a link to a site selling these yet?
      I doubt they ship because Im sure Apple would cause some problems because of copyright infringement. Also, I dont think I would trust a knock-off store have my money over the internet...
    1. Mark J's Avatar
      Mark J -
      I had one of these 'things' in my hands last week as a guy got one and the IMEI number wasnt set right so asked me to sort it for him and EWWWWWWW....
      Ive had an i9 before and that wasnt toooo bad, but these 3G knockoffs feel like theres nothing in them and the screen resolution is 240x320 and just dosnt have the quality in the colours etc and half the text under the icons didnt show because the next icons text obscured it etc.

      As for using the things, its just soooo clunky sloooooow. The i9 was sluggish as well.

      The only redeeming features of the knockoffs are the dual sim cards which can both be active at the same time (i9 was better than the 3G as that used 2 seperate IMEI numbers wheras the 3G shares 1 IMEI for both sims)

      Was happy with my i9 at first, but since getting a real 2G iphone, it really shows up on how cheap n nasty the knockoffs really are and I wouldnt touch another one for sure)

    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      HAHA, so I ordered 20 iPhones last summer when the 3g first came out from my wholesaler in china, I own a clothing company. Sure enough arrives 20 of these piece of crap phones. I got a good laugh out of it though. Everything was in chinese, little sounds and chinese cartoons. I gave these away to my employees in the end. I think I still have 3 or 4 of these rolling around in the trunk of my car.
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -

      i cant believe all u peps r willing to own something fake

      IF U CANT AFFORD IT DONT BUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      all u f'n people prob buy fake louis vuitton too!!!!

      why would u pay $100 for something thats worth $10 just because of the FAKE logo on it

      ++++++++++DONT SUPPORT ANYTHING FAKE!!!!!!!!+++++++++++++++++++++++++
    1. jetfuel495's Avatar
      jetfuel495 -
      Supreme - that was probably one of the dumbest posts I've seen in a while. And I post on a guitarist forum, so I see some stupid things. You sound like you're 14.

      Your whole "if you can't afford it don't buy it" logic is pretty flawed as well. How can they buy it if they can't afford it? And moreover, who are you to tell others how to spend their money? And for the record, I use fake products all the time. Got a few fake Mont Blanc pens. No one cares. Most people can't tell.