Previously, we have reported Apple’s plans of expansion for their retail stores in China. Apple is considering to open up new stores at Southern part of China and Shengzhen Apple store might be the first one to come.
What’s this? Appearing on its Chinese forum, ahead of Apple’s special event on Sept. 12, Chinese company Goophone is able to “knock off” Apple’s upcoming sixth-generation iPhone based on renderings and leaks, and they present us the Goophone i5, featuring the new two-tone metal back design of the new iPhone. More photos after the break, and a never-before-seen video showing the production line of the Goophone.
So, this Goophone i5 looks a lot like an iPhone, sporting a 3.5-inch display with 940 x 640 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera sensor on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. The best part? It runs a quad-core processor, however, GHz count is unknown. Also, other useful details like pricing and availability are still widely unknown. Well, we think we want one. Not to use as our everyday phone, but just to play with and show off our Chinese iPhone 5 ripoff before Apple unveils the new iPhone.
Source: Goophone BBS (Chinese Translated)
Many years ago, Proview was the world’s fourth-largest flat-panel monitor manufacturer, and the company was making old-skool CRT and LCD monitors mostly for sale in developing markets. Today, Proview is on the verge of bankruptcy and needs a big settlement from Apple. Looking at the following pictures of Proview’s abandoned plant in Shenzhen Yantian district, you will know why Proview is retaliating against Apple in full force.
From the realm of sci-fi to Steve Jobs’ glass staircase: The Hong Kong Apple Store is official. Where is it? What does it look like? How will the store affect the city’s “gray market” for Apple products?
While the entire world of Apple fanboys are looking for any clues as to what the next must-have Apple iPhone will look like, the Chinese counterfeiters are already spawning fake devices based on those “iPhone 5″ case designs that have recently been circulating on the web. These “evil” counterfeiters have produced the “iPhone 5″ before Apple officially release it, and surprisingly, there’s one particular device, sports a taped edge design that was revealed by those case leaks. It is advertised as an “iPhone 5″ in mainland China, and Jesus Diaz of tech site Gizmodo has already confirmed he believes this to be the next design, with so much conviction he’s publicly stated he’ll wax his entire body and go vegetarian for a month if it isn’t. Well, we heard his words, and we decided to get some hands-on experience on this alleged iPhone 5 clone, to check out if it really sports the design of the iPhone 5. Here’s our full review, so read on to find out!