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Fake iPhone 5 Units Available for Purchase in China

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Today marks the first day of August, so that means we’re about a month away from the rumoured September iPhone 5 launch. We’ve seen a plethora of leaked silicone case designs, which have now been utilized by knock off artists to sell fake iPhone 5 units in China.

According to images posted by GizChina, the following images show a 7mm unit that ‘looks’ like a next generation iPhone 5 with rounded edges based on those leaked case designs. The standard camera, LED flash, volume rocker, mute switch, and back case markings are all there. The back casing shows a ’64 GB’ model and has all the relevant markings of a regular iPhone.

The difference though? This ‘phone’ runs a JAVA-based OS that will play MP3s and bring WiFi access. One unit will set you back about $108 US (699 Yuan). It’s pretty clear these things were designed for cosmetic looks only, so you can fool your friends and ‘look cool’ in public.

Who wants one? 

[MacRumors]

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  • Kirk

    It’s funny because even in the pic the screen looks smaller… No thanks.. 🙂

  • Kirk

    It’s funny because even in the pic the screen looks smaller… No thanks.. 🙂

  • Kirk

    It’s funny because even in the pic the screen looks smaller… No thanks.. 🙂

  • Rescue

    “look cool in public”, wow you people need to go outside and play in the outdoors!!!

  • Rescue

    “look cool in public”, wow you people need to go outside and play in the outdoors!!!

  • Tigger59

    Fake Apple product in China. I hope Apple sues the manufacturer BIG TIME.

  • Tigger59

    Fake Apple product in China. I hope Apple sues the manufacturer BIG TIME.

  • Tigger59

    Fake Apple product in China. I hope Apple sues the manufacturer BIG TIME.

  • Red Star

    OMG! Where can I get one of these! ROFLMAO! Please! I can’t wait till the iPhone drops and the rumor mill finally stops! At least for a year! Lol

  • Red Star

    OMG! Where can I get one of these! ROFLMAO! Please! I can’t wait till the iPhone drops and the rumor mill finally stops! At least for a year! Lol

  • Anonymous

    Funny how it says manufactured in USA.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how it says manufactured in USA.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how it says manufactured in USA.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how it says manufactured in USA.

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