Looks like Apple’s Lightning accessories do not have any secret Apple security built in. Today, iPhone5mod, a Chinese company specializing in cracking the authorization chip inside Apple’s Lightning cable, has introduced their own version of Lightning to USB cable, and it’s available for purchase at a much cheaper price point of US$9.90 compared with Apple’s retail pricing of US$19. See the video demo after the break to see how the 3rd party Lightning cable do everything the official cable do. Oh, be sure to check out their one more thing: Lightning 3-in-1 Starter Kit Set.
We have to admit Apple’s new iMac is the thinnest all-in-one PC in the world, not even the Chinese knockoff experts could duplicate. With this new iMac knockoff, it also has been slimmed down and its hardwares have been improved from the previous generation. Specs-wise, the AIO desktop PC packs a 21.5-inch 1920×1080 display, can be configured with Intel’s Sandy Bridge core processors on its Intel H61 Express Chipset, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, a LAN port, and an aluminum enclosure. Also, it can run Windows 7 or Windows 8! Cool huh?
Less than 24 hours, Apple’s newly launched iPad Mini has cloned by the Chinese maker. It’s dubbed as “GooPad mini”. This mini tablet will feature a 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution, which should look very close to an iPad mini. Furthermore, it will run Android 4.1 Jelly bean, which is said to be heavily skinned to look and feel just like Apple’s iOS 6. The best part? It only costs $99! It will launch in November as well as Apple’s iPad Mini.
We all know Apple’s new Lightning sync cable has a tricky Authentication Chip to stop knockoffs, and Apple is trying all means to stop Chinese suppliers to clone their Lightning Cable in order to get an MFi licensing fee from them. We previously reported that a Chinese company called iPhone5mod who has successfully cloned the Lightning Cable, despite the fact that Apple embedded a chip inside the cable. So, you may wonder how the Chinese company hack Apple’s Lightning Connector? Well, here we have a photo showing a Chinese supplier hacking the chip, and according to our sources, the Chinese supplier spent over a month to hack the chip.
If you have a very low budget to buying a smartphone in China, well, we think this is probably the best cheap Android phone you can get in the Chinese mobile market today. Called the BFA16, this cheap Android phone is introduced by a Chinese company called Bifer. Somehow the phone actually looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini. More photos after the break.
Here’s a question, will the taller iPhone 5 be a reach for existing iPhone 4/4S users? Well, we don’t know, but at least we’re seeing some people making fun of Apple’s iPhone 5. There are taller, longer iPhone 5 photoshops spreading on Chinese Internet, and today, the Chinese created this spoof Apple ad for a new iPhone called — the iPhone 20s — in which the new phone’s display is not just slightly taller than its predecessor—it’s a lot more taller and you don’t need scrolling anymore. Check out the video after the break.
Remember the iHub, a four-port USB hub that features a cool-looking, glowing Apple logo – until Apple’s legal team banned it? Well, today we’re seeing a similar product called the iAudio 2 — which is actually a Bluetooth wireless speaker that comes with an Apple logo on it and apparently it glows as well, like the Apple logo on the cover of your MacBook. Check out a promo video and more pictures after the break.
It is close to a year since we lost Steve Jobs, some believe Jobs live on, and today, some Chinese citizens spotted Jobs in mainland China. Where? In the Chinese city of Xi’an, where Jobs was spotted in the back of a truck which is traveling on the road. More photos after the break.
It doesn’t have a home button. The front facing camera is located on the corner. This is not a new iPad knockoff, but it has what a new iPad knockoff should have — a 2048×1536 resolution 9.7-inch display, a dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, and a massive capacity battery. Sounds great? Check out more after the break.
Guess what, an industrious Chinese company called LeGuo has released an all new iPhone 5 knockoff ahead of the Apple event later today. The phone has no name, but it takes the two-tone iPhone design that’s been revealed in drips and drabs over the past few months, and has a larger 4-inch screen, a smaller dock connector and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system. The best part? It has “Siri”. More photos after the break.
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