If you are a reader of M.I.C. Gadget, you probably love to see the counterfeit iPods, iPhones, and iPads we have introduced to you. Throughout the year, Chinese counterfeiting reaches a new low with the cloning of fake Apple stores selling real Apple products. The Chinese counterfeiters even have cheap “iPhone 5″ knockoffs for sale before Apple introduces the next iPhone. What’s more impressive is that there’s a MacBook Air knockoff from Shenzhen called the AirBook that looks near identical to Apple’s unibody MacBook Air upon first glance. So, the Apple counterfeits are very attractive, and we would like to show you all the best ones in this super round-up post, just read on to catch up with us!
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You might not believe it but this is the best iPhone 4 knockoff on Earth. We have seen several iPhone knockoffs since the day we started this phenomenal blog, and we can say that 8 out of 10 iPhone knockoffs are crappy in terms of software, they just do not have the qualifications to compare with iOS. They look very similar to the real deal, but the user experience is very bad. While we are thinking to give up on looking for an incredible one, we came across an amazing iPhone 4 look-alike which is powered by Android but look and act more like iOS. We are now recommending you to check out an 11-minute-long hands-on video (in English) after the break.
Looks like the Los Angeles police dislike knock-offs. Recently, LA cops have busted a warehouse full of knock-offs, including fake iPods, iPhones and PSPs. The knockoffs were imported from Asia (probably China), and they were supposedly going to be sold around CES, duping consumers into thinking they were buying real Apple products for a waaaay lower price. What’s more, the cops also reportedly found receipts in the warehouse, along with other stolen and counterfeit goods, that pointed to the whole operation generating more than $7 million in profits. The end? Two dudes were arrested.
Remember the best iPhone 4 knockoff of 2010? Yes, the SoPhone looks almost identical to Apple’s iPhone 4. It got super popular in Hong Kong and this 100-percent iPhone 4 look-alike even showed up in the newspaper headlines of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s best selling newspaper. The whole city got really amazed with it. This changes everything. Again. Just hit the break and watch the video.
If you are a reader of M.I.C. Gadget, you probably love to see Apple knockoffs. Throughout the year, we have introduced numerous of fake Apple products, and most of them are incredible in many ways. We have a scary waterproof iPhone 4 knockoff, a MacBook Air knockoff with glowing Apple logo, and even an iPad mini wannabe! They are very attractive, and we would like to show you all the best Apple knockoffs in this super round-up post, just read on to catch up with us! Oh, beware one more thing: Steve Jobs wannabe.
There are lots of iPhone 4 knockoffs in China, and all of them look similar to Apple’s iPhone 4 but this SoPhone here is probably the king of fake iPhones. It looks bloody awesome, and we almost could not tell it is a knockoff at first sight. Other than imitating the appearance of the original, the knockoff makers have brought the device to the next level by including an UI which works just like the real thing. Yes, SoPhone has lots of features: “Multitasking”, search, and even moving “apps” into folders with drag-and-drop!
You got to see this, a Chinese guy put his white iPhone 4 knockoff into a basin of water. Amazingly, the crappy phone has no loss of function, and proves waterproof as well. We still do not believe it, since there’s something on Earth called “Waterproof Gadget Coating“. Check out the video after the break.
Argh! Can someone stop the knockoff makers from producing countless of iPhone 4 knockoffs? I know it’s cheap, and it looks alike with the original, but both the hardware and software are crappy! This iPhone M9 is also a crap, but it has a nice packaging and a fake Apple battery.
You must give a thumbs up to this incredible iPhone 4 knockoff. It runs Android 2.1 flawlessly, everything just flies — home screen switches, zooming, pinching, it’s all mega-fast. What’s more, the device appears to have a 3.8 inches capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, front and rear facing cameras. It comes with other standard features as well, and we are checking out for its price and availability. More pics and a video after the break.
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