We are closing in on a rumored release of what everybody expects to be an iPhone 5 this autumn. Earlier this year, close to the iPad 3 release, I wrote an article about a device that looked like an iPad but that wasn’t. Now another acquaintance has shown me a mobile phone he bought in China a few years ago. This device has seen some usage, and the wear and tear is visible on the photos below.
Have a look at what might have been a white iPhone 3G or maybe 3GS…
Another fake device, let’s call it a Not-An-iPhone
Notice the icons on the packaging. I do not read Chinese, but let’s guess: 3.0 mega pixel camera, FM radio built in, oh that has got to be Tux – is it running Linux?
This apple logo used to have the stem as well, but this phone has seen some usage. The stem fell of a while ago.
It’s got a stylus!!
iPhone 4 (a real one) next to the Not-An-iPhone – notice that the fake actually is smaller than a real iPhone.
An internal view of the not-an-iPhone
Not an iPhone headset – even though it says so.
The boot screen – including a well-known logo
Close up of the connector, and what is that on the right?
Even the on-button and volume buttons looks the same.
Comparing the back (iPhone 4 vs Not-An-iPhone)
Not an iPhone with dual SIM card slots
Among else you got two batteries, a pen, a headphone, a pouch and a charger (not on the photo)
The screen on the device, notice the icons for the web browser and photo gallery.