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.
, MIC Gadget