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The Chinese counterfeit market moves fast, so fast in fact they already have iPhone 5’s for sale. Sadly, the Chinese counterfeiters forgot to include things like batteries, processors, and other...
09-02-2012, 07:22 PM #1
iPhone 5 Mockups Already Flooding Chinese Counterfeit Market
The Chinese counterfeit market moves fast, so fast in fact they already have iPhone 5’s 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 isn’t 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 5’s 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 isn’t a steep price to pay.
Heck, you’ll probably be able to prank everyone you know into thinking you have an actual iPhone 5.
Source: Gizmodo, MIC Gadget
09-02-2012, 07:29 PM #2
Lmao it's gonna be funny when this isn't even what the iPhone "5" looks like
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09-02-2012, 08:59 PM #5
I wish I live china I could get an iPhone -.- hahaha sike."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
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09-02-2012, 09:19 PM #8
Two tone is ugly.
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09-02-2012, 10:51 PM #12
Think this time around im going to go with an S3. Ive had every iPhone that has been released but, after seeing all the pics of the new phone really it disappoint me. I feel like apple is trying to play catch up with Android powered phones. Dont get me wrong i love Apple products. I have an iphone, iMac and the new iPad as well but i wouldnt mind trying out the S3. Im going to hold off until the 12th and see if that truly is the phone then ill make my decision. iOS 6 isnt that impressive over iOS 5. Should have been iOS 5.5. Most of the features we can already get with the jb except for 3d maps, passbook and a few minor things. I got to use an S3 this weekend and i was very impressed. Pretty smooth OS, loved the widgets and the tons of customization you can do. However, i didnt like the cheap plastic back cover, phone isnt as bright as the iphone(brightness wise), not too fund of the icons and the camera quality isnt superb. Other than that, its a great phone. We'll see what Tim Cook has for us in 9 days!
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09-03-2012, 01:54 AM #17
there no new "iPhone" coming.
No new "iPad" or "iPod" either.
Tim Cook will sit on the sidelines, while a hologram takes center stage
and Steve Jobs announces the iBlobTV - a comprehensive personal entertainment and communication system.
Critics will complain that the iBlob requires you to stay immobile (defeating the point of most of the old products) but Steve's unassailable logic will convince most people to buy in anyway. The argument that Steve Jobs is dead, and his hologram is powerless.... well, you try arguing with him!
Esp. since iOS 6.0 will only run on the iBlob, forcing everyone to upgrade...
09-03-2012, 06:28 AM #18
Think about it: it's an even better stunt than the oops-lost-iPhone-prototype-in-a-bar. AND at $5 a piece, it is a very nice revenue for a single dose of K-Jelly. This is Operation iFinger.
That would be just brilliant! Stranger things have happened…One’s never alone with a rubber duck.
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