While there is much speculation about how the next iPhone from Apple will be, there isn’t any clear cut evidence of either its form factor or of its features. In such a situation what do you expect? Of course you take cue from the available mockups/knockoffs like this one, or this one, or this one, or this one, or this one. OR, you can also take an imaginative or an artistic look at it. But any way you look at it, it surely won’t be anything like THIS:
As we get ever so close to the launch of the next iPhone, the spoilsports are nearing perfection to the real thing with each passing day. What we have today is a nice looking, sophisticated KIRF iPhone 5 clone which has its own built-in stylus for those who don’t like to finger around (pun unintended). Check out the video below to see it in action:
There”s a saying here in my country which goes like this: “It happens only in India!” It”s not just a statement but a famous phrase used in many places. And for fake gadgets and products, well, we have to aptly say “It happens only in China!”
The city of Shenzhen in Guangdong, China is known for producing a lot of fake gadgets, some exact clones & mockups and some little different, but each having one similarity — they are all fake. The latest phony, or should i say iPhoney, addition to that list is the holy iPhone 5, a gadget which even the original maker hasn”t completed work upon. The design is based on the rumors surrounding the next iPhone from Cupertino, and is, somewhat, a roundup of all these rumors.
The latest rumor is that the iPhone 5 MAY ship at the end of September, but the impatient Shenzhen guys have jumped the gun slots games again and already launched an iPhone 5 clone!
It’s not the most awe inspiring clone, to us at least, we’ve seen and, but it does look to follow the shape those leaked iPhone 5 case designs pointed at.
Chinese gadget blog, GizChina discovered this unholy gadget which features an iPhone 3GS-like curved back, a thinner profile, 7mm thickness, has Wi-Fi connectivity, dual cameras with LED flash and, get this, 64GB memory (at least that’s what it says on its back). And as is the case with all fake gadgets, it runs on a disappointing (and horrible) Java-based OS which has MP3/MP4 playback.
The fake iPhone 5 will cost you 699 yuan or approximately $108, if the thought of buying it ever crosses your mind.
When it comes to choosing a design and form-factor for a smartphone, you can’t beat what the iPhone 4 has to offer. Lauded by many as one of the finest pieces of work, the fine artwork demonstrated on the iPhone 4’s outer is something even rivals can’t stop admiring. But there’s a problem which Apple seems to be adamant on not changing — a closed ecosystem of iOS devices. This is were Google scores over Apple with its Android OS which is very lenient on newcomers and allows anyone to just step in and join the fun. But Google’s hardware has still got a lot of work to do before it’s appreciated by one and all. So does this mean we can’t enjoy a ‘perfect’ device that meets our hardware and software expectations exactly as we want it? No, not if this new-found KIRF is anything to go by.
Freakishly named GooApple, a new iPhone 4 knock-off has surfaced out of nowhere, sporting the exact same design and form-factor of the iPhone 4, but running Android OS 2.2 on the inside, giving you the best of both worlds.
This iPhone 4 clone sports a Qualcomm CPU, a 3.5″ touch screen (presumably not of Retina Display quality) and a 5mp rear shooter, with overall body measuring just 9.3mm in thickness. There also seems to be a front-facing camera going by the video (below), but nothing seems to be explicitly mentioned about it. The clone also has WiFi and GPS, just like the real thing does.
Coming to the software, the Android OS has been heavily skinned to look and feel just like Apple’s iOS, and they’ve done one hell of a job if the video (below) is anything to go by.
In all, we’re pretty satisfied with this KIRF, though the shanky name it’s got could have been better.
At present, there isn’t much information available on the GooApple website regarding price or availability of this GooApple 3G device, but once we get any more information we’ll keep you updated. It’ll be fun to play around with one of these devices 😀
Do you think Apple will take any legal action against GooApple? Google, i think, won’t.