+ Reply
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: iPhone 5S Knockoff Surfaces in China

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,157
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 104 Times in 90 Posts

    Default iPhone 5S Knockoff Surfaces in China


    It has been rumored that the next generation iPhone is only a few months away, but vendors in Shenzen China decided to create an iPhone 5s of their own which goes on sale starting tomorrow. Meet the GooPhone i5s!

    The GooPhone i5s is a knock-off based on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and is being sold at a price of $149, contact-free. The first 1,000 buyers will be given a special price of only $99. If Apple were to offer an iPhone 5 at a similar price then we're pretty certain a lot more people would be jumping on the deal in a heartbeat.

    The knock-off iPhone 5S has 3G cellular networking, a 854 by 840 pixel display at four inches, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and a five megapixel camera located on the back and runs a 1GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.



    Based on the video shown, the GooPhone i5s is not as laggy as one would expect for the specs and price you could buy it at- which came as a surprise, but still slow at times. The slowness should be somewhat expected though due to the specs being far from close to what is found in current iPhones. The GooPhone i5s is available over at Android-sale.com for those of you who may be interested in purchasing it. Buyers beware as you’ll end up with what you pay for, a cheap knockoff!

    Source: Android-Sale

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand

  2. #2
    My iPhone is a Part of Me iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    589
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 49 Times in 34 Posts

    Wow, it surprises me that Modmyi would post this article. It is basically a plug for the mentioned "iphone", despite calling it a "cheap knockoff". Not only does it inform users of the knockoff, it goes as far as telling us where we can purchase it. This seems like quite the double standard, given that any mention of piracy is strictly forbidden and HEAVILY censored... But shady Asian companies (not Samsung THIS time) selling knockoff iPhones is not only okay to talk about, but advertised with direct links....weird.
    El Zurdo

  3. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to iLoveWindows&iPhone For This Useful Post:

    Colwood (03-11-2013), davesnothere11 (03-11-2013), Feanor64 (03-11-2013), joshlogic (03-11-2013)

  4. #3
    My iPhone is a Part of Me mlee19841's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    897
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 53 Times in 43 Posts

    Damn they don't waste anytime!!

  5. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone ferris419's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Toledo Ohio
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 181 Times in 89 Posts

    I'm buying one !! China FTW!!!

  6. #5
    Livin the iPhone Life Bernie-Mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    1,533
    Thanks
    162
    Thanked 136 Times in 95 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
    Wow, it surprises me that Modmyi would post this article. It is basically a plug for the mentioned "iphone", despite calling it a "cheap knockoff". Not only does it inform users of the knockoff, it goes as far as telling us where we can purchase it. This seems like quite the double standard, given that any mention of piracy is strictly forbidden and HEAVILY censored... But shady Asian companies (not Samsung THIS time) selling knockoff iPhones is not only okay to talk about, but advertised with direct links....weird.
    Um...what? Its an objective article. The fact that its a knock off should be as much of a deterrent as needed, but what if someone was interested enough to buy one just for craps and giggles? Pass me some of what's in your pipe
    iLive an iLife

  7. #6
    Livin the iPhone Life Carvensno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,604
    Thanks
    2,479
    Thanked 1,595 Times in 660 Posts

    I'd like to know how it is this company stays in business without Apple suing the $hyt out of them! Talk about patent and copyright infringements on the design? LOL

  8. #7
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    its funny how apple sues the **** outa samsung but they allow a perfect ******* clone of the iPhone 5 to be sold in china -_- which in turn will be sold in the states over ebay and online shopping

  9. #8
    My iPhone is a Part of Me PokemonDesigner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    561
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by sheon View Post
    its funny how apple sues the **** outa samsung but they allow a perfect ******* clone of the iPhone 5 to be sold in china -_- which in turn will be sold in the states over ebay and online shopping
    Exactly. This is why I call them Fapple. They are a terrible company but make a decent phone (and that's only when the phone is jail broken).

  10. #9
    Green Apple Slmchrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts

    Why does no one ever make a knockoff android device?

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Slmchrist For This Useful Post:

    vinaygoel2000 (03-11-2013)

  12. #10
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by sheon View Post
    its funny how apple sues the **** outa samsung but they allow a perfect ******* clone of the iPhone 5 to be sold in china -_- which in turn will be sold in the states over ebay and online shopping
    Lol probably because the time and litigation cost alone are worth more than these chinese companies.
    iphone 5 16gb iOS 6.1 beta 4

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Retrolock For This Useful Post:

    ferris419 (03-11-2013)

  14. #11
    What's Jailbreak? Mannyphantom46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Lynn MA
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    That cool, I stick to the real one. I want good power, that a iPhone 4s and a half. No copy allow. I will kick that back to china. Fake stuff is cheap stuff. If you like it then buy it, have now, cry later.

  15. #12
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Striknine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    164
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

    It be ready in 15 minute...

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Striknine For This Useful Post:

    ferris419 (03-11-2013)

  17. #13
    My iPhone is a Part of Me Feanor64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    608
    Thanks
    834
    Thanked 447 Times in 234 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
    Wow, it surprises me that Modmyi would post this article. It is basically a plug for the mentioned "iphone", despite calling it a "cheap knockoff". Not only does it inform users of the knockoff, it goes as far as telling us where we can purchase it. This seems like quite the double standard, given that any mention of piracy is strictly forbidden and HEAVILY censored... But shady Asian companies (not Samsung THIS time) selling knockoff iPhones is not only okay to talk about, but advertised with direct links....weird.
    the hypocrisy is astounding, i mean a link! thats what im talking about. so now are we gonna gonna talk about pirate repos in an objective way?

  18. #14
    iPhone? More like MyPhone kyphur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
    Why does no one ever make a knockoff android device?
    Because you can pretty much get an Android device at that ever price point you want...

  19. #15
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Airwaves182's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    242
    Thanks
    165
    Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
    Why does no one ever make a knockoff android device?
    They do... SMH

  20. #16
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    93
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by sheon View Post
    its funny how apple sues the **** outa samsung but they allow a perfect ******* clone of the iPhone 5 to be sold in china -_- which in turn will be sold in the states over ebay and online shopping
    Most likely due to the fact the Chinese legal system finds in favour of their own company's even when they are clearly using others trade marks and patents

  21. #17
    iPhone? More like MyPhone ferris419's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Toledo Ohio
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 181 Times in 89 Posts

    It's funny all you guys are so mad about a Chinese knockoff iPhone running an android OS obviously this Chinese phone is a piece of **** . If you have ever bought any Chinese electronic they are all junk especially the Chinese knockoff phones........ Apple isn't worried about it because well it's just that ... Nothing to worry about .

  22. #18
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
    Um...what? Its an objective article. The fact that its a knock off should be as much of a deterrent as needed, but what if someone was interested enough to buy one just for craps and giggles? Pass me some of what's in your pipe
    Yep! Wasn't there a company selling empty cases that looked like an iphone but had nothing in it? I'd love to buy one of those just to freak the crap out of people by destroying it or something because of something silly.

    (This freaking soap is to pungent! *Pulls out iphone and begins to smash soap with it*)

  23. #19
    Livin the iPhone Life
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,086
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 35 Times in 29 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by sheon View Post
    its funny how apple sues the **** outa samsung but they allow a perfect ******* clone of the iPhone 5 to be sold in china -_- which in turn will be sold in the states over ebay and online shopping
    You can't sue the black market... On top of that it will only be able to be sold by people to people not corporate to people. As in websites that are already shady like eBay. Apple has no power over suing small things you could hardly call business'. The only thing that can happen is the police taking it down but that would bring down the china economy if they started doing that.

    Anyway knock-off any brand has existed for ever in countries like china. I find it funny that the knock offs still provide pretty reliable specs and phones not just bricks.

  24. #20
    iPhone? More like MyPhone BhadKarma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    250
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
    Why does no one ever make a knockoff android device?
    Cuz they give them away, why make a knock of a knock off

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts