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!
Chinese knockoff makers gets into the super-thin notebook game in a big way with the $499 AirBook. We’ve played around with it for a while now and can say that it looks very similar to Apple’s MacBook Air, and it’s very cheap. Unfortunately being cheap comes at a price.
The techno-sweatshops of Shenzhen have never seen an Apple design they weren’t willing to ineptly rip off, but this unibody MacBook Air knock-off is a totally different thing, it even rip off Apple’s MacBook Air unibody enclosure, for under half the price of the real thing.
My god. The knockoff makers have evolved. Their latest MacBook Air knockoff could surely impress people who would never have bought the real thing. Check out a hands-on video and more photos after the break!
UPDATE: Hands-on video
How does Apple fight against Chinese counterfeits? Well, looks like there’s a detailed explanation on that, according to the documents from U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks last week. The details? Apple assembled an anti-counterfeit team that includes a former FBI special agent.
We like the new MacBook Air a lot. It’s ulltra-thin, powerful and affordable. Any alternatives? Perhaps yes. Looks like Acer is working on its lightweight laptop division, making a 0.51-inch thick Aspire 3951 (a.k.a. Hummingbird) in aluminum body. It’s definitely thinner than the almighty MacBook Air, and we think it may be the best MacBook Air knockoff yet. Why? We all first thought this was a Thunderbolt MacBook Air…
The Genius Bar offers help and support for Apple products, but what if you have a fake Apple product and you terribly need help from an Apple Genius to fix your problems? Well, a Chinese cheapo did it and the Apple Genius really helped him. This cheapo made a trip to the Pudong Apple store in Shanghai, and he seems to have made an appointment with an Apple Genius, for hands-on diagnosis and troubleshooting on his MacBook Air knockoff. Man, this is the naughtiest thing you could do in an Apple store.
Let’s face it—I’ve liked everything I’ve seen on the MacBook Air knockoff so far, but this white MacBook wannabe looks pretty amazing. It comes with a built-in DVD optical drive, or dual batteries, check out the details below to know more about this mutant.
I’m sorry to tell you that this is NOT the rumored upcoming 11.6-inch Macbook Air which features Intel Core i-series processor. This is just another MacBook Air knockoff, which only gives you a crappy performance, but you get an outstanding color red and a reasonable price tag, just $1600 Chinese yuan (about $235).
We love the MacBook Air knockoff very much, especially the glowing Apple logo. The knockoff makers have today unveiled a freshly remade MacBook Air knockoff which benefits from a unibody aluminum exterior. Yup, it looks more like the original now.
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