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  • iPhone 5 Clones Already Surfacing in China


    Shenzen is already all over the iPhone 5 hype with clones of Apple's next generation handset currently available. Mind you Apple hasn't even announced the next generation iPhone yet.

    The device picture above does measure in at a scant 7mm thick and looks like it could possibly fit into the supposed iPhone 5 cases that leaked this past week. However, it does look surprisingly ho-hum for a next generation device, and almost appears to be the lovechild of the original iPhone and a iPhone 4.

    The possibility that this is in fact the form factor of the next generation iPhone is definitely real considering the cloned devices are often produced alongside or even before devices make it to market. Who is to say someone didn't sell off the form factor or prototype to a pirate company? But, it still is incredibly unlikely that Apple would even come close to allowing a leak like this to happen without squashing it instantly.

    If Apple shuts down this operation it might be a clue to its legitimacy. Or not.






    [insert grain of salt here]

    Source: Giz-China
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Clones Already Surfacing in China started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. coachballfirm's Avatar
      coachballfirm -
      looks ugly and i hope it dont look like this. i may stay with my 4
    1. the_peripheral's Avatar
      the_peripheral -
      People who are saying this ISN'T the design for the iPhone 5 because the font and the spelling aren't correct are idiots. THIS IS A KNOCK-OFF, a fake phone not made by Apple at all.

      What it is SUPPOSE to be is a cloned, off-brand version of the iPhone 5.

      I hope to God this isn't what it looks like because it looks exactly like the 3GS in the front. The backs kinda sexy, but that front blows.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      LOL everyone complaining about how weird it looks and how they're not going to get it if it looks like that... that what everyone said when gizmodo found the iPhone 4 prototype and now everyone loves it and wants one. You all are lying, you'll get it even if it looks like a big turd as long as its an iPhone... I know i would.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_peripheral View Post
      People who are saying this ISN'T the design for the iPhone 5 because the font and the spelling aren't correct are idiots. THIS IS A KNOCK-OFF, a fake phone not made by Apple at all.

      What it is SUPPOSE to be is a cloned, off-brand version of the iPhone 5.

      I hope to God this isn't what it looks like because it looks exactly like the 3GS in the front. The backs kinda sexy, but that front blows.
      Um
      No
      I was simply stating that if they intend on making a knock off
      At least put some effort in it

      Lol same cases
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      LOL everyone complaining about how weird it looks and how they're not going to get it if it looks like that... that what everyone said when gizmodo found the iPhone 4 prototype and now everyone loves it and wants one. You all are lying, you'll get it even if it looks like a big turd as long as its an iPhone... I know i would.
      Some of us aren't Apple fanboys that will buy a turd just because it says Apple on it.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      its Wayyyy too thick and bulky to be a true Apple prototype. The screens too small, and the front just doesnt look right. at all. definitely a fake
      Did ANYONE read the title of this article? Or do you not understand the word "clone"?? i.e. FAKE.... Come ON people!

      If the iPhone 5 is any bigger OR thinner, I will not buy it. It would not feel right at all. I like the screen size as it is now. I hope Steve doesn't make a DroidX out of it. That would kill the iPhone for me.
    1. mectech's Avatar
      mectech -
      Rumor has it that Apple’s iPhone 5 won’t be anything too special. Physically, it will be identical to the fourth generation iPhone. The handset is pegged for an October release.

      On Monday, analyst MingChi Kuo with Concord Securities released a note offering alleged details of the next iPhone. He said his supply chain sources indicated that the next Apple (AAPL) phone will not feature an all-new-design, but rather only "slight modifications" from the iPhone 4.

      In an article translated from Korean to English, Kuo states he’s heard the iPhone 5 will include a faster A5 processor, which is already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8-megapixel rear camera. He said he's also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm (QCOM) baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.

      Kao’s statement says trial production for the iPhone 5 will begin in August, mass production in September, and arrival at stores sometime in October, which also marks the beginning of Apple’s new fiscal year. According to Kao’s report, Apple will unveil its fifth-generation iPhone at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled for June 6 through 10 in San Francisco. But other reports have indicated that Apple does not plan to introduce any new hardware at this year's event, due to last month’s tsunami in Japan leaving Apple with constrained supplies, choosing instead to focus on iOS 5 and their Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system software.

      It’s widely believed that it will be the iPhone 6 that will contain different physical features from its predecessors, which is said to be released in 2012
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by mectech View Post
      Rumor has it that Apple’s iPhone 5 won’t be anything too special. Physically, it will be identical to the fourth generation iPhone. The handset is pegged for an October release.

      On Monday, analyst MingChi Kuo with Concord Securities released a note offering alleged details of the next iPhone. He said his supply chain sources indicated that the next Apple (AAPL) phone will not feature an all-new-design, but rather only "slight modifications" from the iPhone 4.

      In an article translated from Korean to English, Kuo states he’s heard the iPhone 5 will include a faster A5 processor, which is already found in the iPad 2, as well as a higher resolution 8-megapixel rear camera. He said he's also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm (QCOM) baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design.

      Kao’s statement says trial production for the iPhone 5 will begin in August, mass production in September, and arrival at stores sometime in October, which also marks the beginning of Apple’s new fiscal year. According to Kao’s report, Apple will unveil its fifth-generation iPhone at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled for June 6 through 10 in San Francisco. But other reports have indicated that Apple does not plan to introduce any new hardware at this year's event, due to last month’s tsunami in Japan leaving Apple with constrained supplies, choosing instead to focus on iOS 5 and their Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system software.

      It’s widely believed that it will be the iPhone 6 that will contain different physical features from its predecessors, which is said to be released in 2012
      Next time you copy an article word for word, make sure you put it in quotes and cite the source. Or just provide a brief description and post the link. Putting in the end does not make it yours.

      http://m.appolicious.com/tech/articl...ecial?mobile=1
    1. Janet55's Avatar
      Janet55 -
      The look seems ok.
      But just read that the new iPhone will not in sep but october?
      Apple Launching New iPhone in October: Source - John Paczkowski - Mobile - AllThingsD
    1. dkjazz's Avatar
      dkjazz -
      iPhone is definitely real considering the cloned devices are often produced alongside or even before devices make it to market. Who is to say someone didn't sell off the form factor or prototype to a pirate company
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Looks too much like the 3G, a downgrade IMHO.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Wouldn't it be something if you came up with a product so awesome that everyone in the world wanted to try and copy it and even open up fake stores that copy your stores and sell your products? Or wouldn't it be something if you owned a company that has more cash than the United States Government?

      I am amazed by Apple every day.

      And even more jealous of Jobs every hour.
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      Sucking the sack! The ball sack of Jobs that is! Lol
    1. Madman604x's Avatar
      Madman604x -
      "Assemeded in USA" lol
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Madman604x View Post
      "Assemeded in USA" lol
      Designed by apolle :P