This handy iHub does double duty as an USB hub and a collector item for every Apple fanboy. We know USB hubs are honestly nothing to get excited, but the iHub is different. It has a light-up
Apple logo, giving you that warm, fuzzy feeling within. Watch the video below to see how geeky it is.
UPDATE: This iHub is no longer available for purchase!
Remember how Hong Kong iPhone 4 users earned big profits by reselling their iPhones to the gray market dealers? Well, that crazy scalping business somehow maintained for 8 months, since Apple intermittently suspended sales of the iPhone 4 in the region, presumably in response to incredible demand. Today, surprisingly, iPhone 4 supply stabilizes in Hong Kong, and the popular smartphone is now regularly available on the Apple online store in Hong Kong, with wait times of 1–3 business days. That’s not good news for scalpers.
The Shanzhai phenomenon continues. We hope you enjoyed the previous episode, and today we bring you the second part. It’s more than meets the eye, featuring an interview with the Chinese iPad knockoff maker who charged Apple with plagiarism. Oh, the great inventor of Apple Peel 520 made an appearance too. Video after the break.
Chinese Apple fanboys are happy to hear this. Recently, the Chinese government has granted China Compulsory Certification (3C) to Apple’s iPad 2. Well, for those who are not aware, since May 1st, 2002, China has required a mandatory license (3C) to sell a product in China. The license will be issued to a product after passing a series of test and this certificate will be valid for five years. So, iPad 2 is now approved to be sold in the country with the license, and has a validity of five years, expiring on April 8, 2016. One more thing, with this 3C license, it tells us that the iPad 2 could be available locally in a matter of months. Just. Be. Patient.
Apple’s pulled something of a surprise out its hat with its new Smart Cover for the iPad 2. It is magical, and we wish there’s a knockoff for that pure genius cover. Guess what, we managed to get one from China, and it looks very similar to the original. However, it turns out there is a very unfortunate downside for the Smart Cover knockoff… The video below explains everything.
Today, almost everyone has an iDevice, especially iPhone or iPad. For more fun, Apple provides the App Store, including over 10 billion apps suitable for any age. Yeah, I know there are some parents getting addictive and fun apps and games for kids to keep them busy and distracted anywhere, so maybe this is a reason why we are seeing some fortunate kids in China playing an iPhone or iPad. But seriously, they know how to use a Mac too?
Would Apple dominate the world in the future? Well, we don’t know. But this video tells us that a new iPhone, ‘iPhone 44G’, will be revealed in the year 2041. And everyone will be using it as a shaver, hair blower, saw, cigarette pack, lighter, or a gun. Bloody awesome. Video after the break.
Taobao (淘宝网) is the largest and the most successful online shopping platform in China operated by Alibaba Group. And the company has announced its best selling smartphones on their platform. In the meantime, it gives you some ideas of what kind of smartphone does Chinese like to buy.
Steve Jobs did not announce an official release date for the iPad 2 in Hong Kong, but residents can buy them at retail – for a premium, just two days after the iPad 2 launches in the U.S. You will be shocked, a 16GB Wi-Fi model costs about $7,900 Hong Kong Dollars (around $1014) in the gray market, that’s about twice the U.S. price!!!
UPDATE: Video! And more information!
Lenovo Group, a Chinese computer maker said they are planning to launch 2nd version LePad by the end of this year as to show their efforts to catch up Apple iPad 2.
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