"Police in Shanghai have arrested five suspects in a phony iPhone case"
Must have been a pretty big iPhone case.
Police in Shanghai have arrested five suspects in a phony iPhone case that is thought to have netted over three quarters of a million dollars. According to the Shanghai Daily, police raided an underground workshop in July in the city’s Zhabei district, not far from the Shanghai Multimedia Valley technology zone, and found that …
There are look-alike hand-phones on sale in China which appear, on first glance, to be Jobs' products but are actually physically identical but running on Android. The screen icons are identical.
More popular are the Android knock-off look-alike pads on sale and from the outside appear the same. However the weight is a little heavier than the fruit version.
These, and other similar devices are readily available across China in the ubiquitous electronics 'marts'.
I even saw them in Shenyang, Liaoning Province way up in the extreme north-east near the North Korean border.
The typical Chinese user seems to be more than satisfied as long as te physical appearance is similar. I did see version numbers that were different, instead of iPhone 4 they might label it iPhone 4ZE. The Android OS runs English and Chnese characters.
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