iPhone 5 Soon To Be Available In Chinese Knockoff Form

    August 31, 2012
    Zach Walton
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The iPhone 5 is going to be the must have device this year. Once it’s announced on September 12, there will be millions of pre-orders ahead of the phone’s September 21 launch. What happens if you can’t wait though? What if you need an iPhone 5 right now? Well, you can get one if you don’t mind that it’s running Android.

China’s Goophone is releasing a new phone based on the leaked iPhone 5’s design called the Goophone I5. It looks similar to what we’ve seen of the iPhone 5, but there are some striking differences. For one, the screen size is set at 3.5-inches, instead of the rumored larger 4-inch display.

The Goophone I5 is also running an unknown version of Android. Other Chinese knockoffs tend to run Android 2.3, but the Goophone I5 could surprise us with ICS or Jelly Bean. There’s no word yet on when the delightful knockoff will be available or how much it will be, but you can bet it will be cheap. Well, at least cheaper than the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Already Available In Chinese Knockoff Form

The Goophone I5 is one of the more fun knockoffs just because of the novelty factor. If they’re able to beat the iPhone 5 to market, people might end up buying it for friends and family without knowing any better. Just don’t buy the Goophone I5 for your girlfriend,she might try to kill herself.

Realistically speaking though, the iPhone 5 is going to dominate China and Hong Kong. Apple says that China is their fastest growing market. The iPhone 5 is going to be huge. There might even be more kids trying to sell their kidneys for one of the wonder devices.

[h/t: The Register]

  • John

    All I can say is, if you want to keep your SECRETS of your product, using Chinese labor is the wrong way to do it. After the 1 billion dollar win over samsung is this KARMA ? I think so. They should loose a lot here. Try suing the Chinese now, laughable for sure. I think the Samsung/ Apple case was junk to begin with copying the curved design and pinch tech. That is like say Ford & GM are both using head lights. I dislike Apples Cult following and I hope they loose 1 Billion in Market share to the Better Samsung Galaxy III.
    If I were proud that it was an American company, it would have to use American labor not Slave Labor. Where are all the activists for this? Oh I guess they are to busy on the Apple products.
    KARMA Will Win!!

    • Steve Job

      Oh cry me a river, cry baby!

      • http://www.malapascua-island.com mike

        steve jobs is dead, and for sure will never come to life again. meet him in hell.

  • Allritch Tessono

    And they are suing Samsung. Hilarious.

  • Allritch Tessono

    And they are suing Samsung! Hilarious!