iPhone 5 Gets Cloned in China Ahead of Launch, Could the Knockoff Hint at the Original’s Features?
The cloned phones from Shenzhen have reached a new level: copying a device that’s not even out, based on rumors and inside info. The result is the pretty believable device below, an iPhone 5 clone that uses all the design features speculated and leaked recently.
This clone was discovered by the Chinese gadget blog GizChina and we have here a knockoff that reminds me of an iPhone 3GS, judging by that curved design. This model is incredibly similar to the ones leaked recently and also seems to fit inside one of those leaked cases. It also has an incredible profile, being a mere 7mm in thickness.
The sad thing is that iOS 5 hasn’t been cloned just yet, so this knockoff comes with a Java-based OS with MP3/MP4 playback. The device costs $108 and comes with WiFi, dual cameras with LED flash and supposedly 64GB memory, although I can’t guarantee that. This design is not bad at all and if the iPhone 5 looks like this, then I’m sold!