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MacBytes
May 23, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Counterfeited iPhone Already Available on eBay (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070523100548)
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whooleytoo
May 23, 2007, 09:33 AM
The logo isn't an exact match - the leaf is the wrong way around. I don't know if that's a weak attempt to protect themselves from accusations of counterfitting.

davidjearly
May 23, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Counterfeited iPhone Already Available on eBay (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070523100548)
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Haha,

Here is the link to the original auction translated into English.

http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.fr%2Fapple-iphone_W0QQitemZ110129252349QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3312QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

mattscott306
May 23, 2007, 09:35 AM
That looks like crap, not close to the real thing at all.
I hardly see how this is noteworthy...

paddy
May 23, 2007, 10:30 AM
Lol, just lol.:rolleyes:

bdj21ya
May 23, 2007, 10:32 AM
It looks terrible.

flopticalcube
May 23, 2007, 10:33 AM
He can't even take a half decent picture! ROTFLOL!

montex
May 23, 2007, 11:14 AM
That's a pretty shameless attempt at trying to fool somebody into purchasing a counterfeit phone. I wonder if this is a Chinese company that produces the product or is some end user simply trying to cash-in on the iPhone brand by selling a re-branded phone on eBay.

Either way, it is in poor taste. Possibly even criminal copyright infringement.

RedTomato
May 23, 2007, 04:50 PM
I found the bottom story on that page the most interesting - an update to Norton anti-virus bricked millions of Chinese PCs. :eek: :eek:

What happens when an anti-virus application suddenly thinks two crucial system files are viruses? Now we know.

hooch
May 23, 2007, 05:55 PM
I found the bottom story on that page the most interesting - an update to Norton anti-virus bricked millions of Chinese PCs. :eek: :eek:

What happens when an anti-virus application suddenly thinks two crucial system files are viruses? Now we know.


Oh God, that is just funny!!! I sent that story to my friend who is a switcher (but still uses parallels/XP for work).

wyatt23
May 23, 2007, 06:45 PM
ah yes, two lessons [long ago learned] reinforced today... don't buy crap from china on ebay and don't install norton anti-virus ever! even if dell gave it to you! even if it tells you to subscribe! even if you can't uninstall it for the life of you!

symnrt.exe for anyone who is in that last boat. [http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_SymNRT_d4749.html]

wmmk
May 23, 2007, 08:59 PM
Actually, i's not counterfeit. Is you look closely at the spacing, it says iP hone.

Duh!:rolleyes:

;) :p

weev
May 23, 2007, 09:54 PM
It's hard to imagine a market for this?

I mean, why bother? Are people that stupid? Hang on, Windows is the dominant operating system and George Bush was voted in, so..... I guess yer.

Thankfully the stem of the apple is reversed. I will always check this from now on :)

The only thing as dumb as the consumer who buys this are the morons who made it.

shamino
May 29, 2007, 09:44 AM
Here is the link to the original auction translated into English.

http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.fr%2Fapple-iphone_W0QQitemZ110129252349QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3312QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8
It appears that eBay shut down that auction (or the link you provided is invalid.)