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  • iPhone 5 Mockups Already Flooding Chinese Counterfeit Market


    The Chinese counterfeit market moves fast, so fast in fact they already have iPhone 5ís for sale.

    Sadly, the Chinese counterfeiters forgot to include things like batteries, processors, and other basic phone components in the iPhone 5 mockups currently being sold for $5. With little left to the imagination the manufacturers apparently are cornering the iPhone 5 novelty market on Taobao which is a Chinese cross between Ebay and Amazon. The quality appears surprisingly impressive, and their are multiple color-ways not traditionally offerred by Apple available.

    The purpose of these non-functioning soulless iPhone 5 shells isnít quite clear, but accessory manufacturers anxious to get a head start on developing iPhone 5 cases might find them useful. Or perhaps gas station owners and flea-market junk-peddlers will make key-chains or weigh them down and make paperweights.

    Unless every leak has been wrong and Apple is actively trying to prevent anyone from knowing what the iPhone 5 will look-like through some elaborate global subterfuge, the iPhone 5ís design is already known. But, for those who want to see and feel what the device is like in the palm of their hand $5 isnít a steep price to pay.

    Heck, youíll probably be able to prank everyone you know into thinking you have an actual iPhone 5.

    Source: Gizmodo, MIC Gadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Mockups Already Flooding Chinese Counterfeit Market started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      That's 100% Total BS. iPhone or not, if you own a s3 then you can appreciate it's technology and smart features. if you still have that s3 I'll buy it from you right now. I ain't even playing.
      Hit me up got mine for sell. Used for 10 days comes in box. It's white AT&T.

      As far as your statement not sure what technology the phone brings its self. The Bluetooth sound is very sub-par compared to the iPhone and other than it have way more ram don't see anything special with the phone.

      Android brings cool things to the table but unless you like a slow stock OS with crappy touch wiz interface and bloatware you have to root it and put new roms.

      Getting the right rom can be a headache in itself (at least for me it was).

      Also, and I stand by this. iOS has FAR better developers making apps in the AppStore and when jailbroke the quality of tweaks and utilities is way better than that on the play store Chomp SMS for example is a very cheap version of bitesms and isn't even as good.

      But all that said I'm not saying that android sucks compared to iOS, I'm saying for my personal needs it does, but for others I can see how android offers more
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      He doesn't have an s3. It sits in a box. Yeah right. The s3 is a great phone. The design, and perhaps build quality not quite on par with Apple, but it's feature rich, and the screen is wonderful. I use it every single day, and as a guy who constantly would buy an Android (captivate, Galaxy S2, Motorola Atrix - all garbage IMO) set, and take it back a couple days later because it wasn't an iPhone, the S3 completely changed my mind.

      I've always said, I'll use Apple products until I find something better, and I found something maybe not better, but every bit just as good.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      I agree with you. I will buy it too if the price is right.
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      $5
      The price is right?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      Lmao it's gonna be funny when this isn't even what the iPhone "5" looks like
      Haha. So true....

      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      He doesn't have an s3. It sits in a box. Yeah right. The s3 is a great phone. The design, and perhaps build quality not quite on par with Apple, but it's feature rich, and the screen is wonderful. I use it every single day, and as a guy who constantly would buy an Android (captivate, Galaxy S2, Motorola Atrix - all garbage IMO) set, and take it back a couple days later because it wasn't an iPhone, the S3 completely changed my mind.

      I've always said, I'll use Apple products until I find something better, and I found something maybe not better, but every bit just as good.

      Agree with ya. The feel of build quality isn't great hence it's plastic. But the features it packs is pretty sweet.
    1. bibi555lc's Avatar
      bibi555lc -
      chinese counterfeit market always runs ahead of the time
    1. MAYORLIM's Avatar
      MAYORLIM -
      Hahahahahahaha.....Chinese are fast as hell...!
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I really hope this isn't the result of several years of engineering. Stretched with stainless? We're not building a limo or a hearse are we?
    1. MAYORLIM's Avatar
      MAYORLIM -
      Wish it would be available soon in my location...
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      He doesn't have an s3. It sits in a box. Yeah right. The s3 is a great phone. The design, and perhaps build quality not quite on par with Apple, but it's feature rich, and the screen is wonderful. I use it every single day, and as a guy who constantly would buy an Android (captivate, Galaxy S2, Motorola Atrix - all garbage IMO) set, and take it back a couple days later because it wasn't an iPhone, the S3 completely changed my mind.

      I've always said, I'll use Apple products until I find something better, and I found something maybe not better, but every bit just as good.
      Lol maybe I can show the fed ex receipt or the Craigslist post for trade, or maybe check out my twitter account with all the tweets about it.

      Like I said, for me I don't like it. I don't see how the phone is so feature rich, and personally feel android is not that great of a OS.

      Sure I'm a fanboy but hey at least I tried one instead of ignorantly stating opinions I have no clue on.

      The iPhone just works better for me and what I need to do with a phone. He'll I don't even use a jailbreak at this time because I like the features of iOS6.

      To each there own.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by MAYORLIM View Post
      Hahahahahahaha.....Chinese are fast as hell...!
      That is what Chinese from China do. Apple should be suing them and leave Samsung alone. Competitions will benefits end users.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      That is what Chinese from China do. Apple should be suing them and leave Samsung alone. Competitions will benefits end users.
      how do you sue a zerg rush?
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      I like the features of iOS6.
      hahahaah! That's funny. You sir must be easily pleased! I bet if I gave you a caked up fat tweaker lady with a apple logo tramp stamp you'd say "I like her features"
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      Quote Originally Posted by .:JimmyL:. View Post
      If that is really the new iphone design then it's kind of disappointing. I expect them to be way better than that lol.
      if like this soon you can buy a Iphone per Inches, 5, 6 or 7 inches of Iphone...
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      this is the market that Apple has to do something to be banned, but do you belive that they will do something agaisnt Chinese, no way....
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Umm..every leak has looked like the above..where is the funny here?? :]