Counterfeit iPhone 3Gs Becoming More Convincing at First Glance

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    Apple service provider MacMedics recently had the opportunity to examine a counterfeit iPhone 3G purchased by a customer off of eBay. The packaging and external appearance of the device appear convincingly genuine at first glance, demonstrating increasing sophistication from such counterfeiters.

    The software, however, is the difficult part to imitate, and this is where the counterfeit iPhone falls flat. See the video for a complete walkthrough of the device.



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    It needs an " S⃣ " that way it can be faster. I really like all of the awesome iPhone knock-off accessaries that come with it.

    As for me I'll just stick with my actual iPhone 3g S⃣ :cool:
     
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    Who actually buys these things?

    People who think they are real or people who wanna look cool but spend less?

    I just don't get it!

    iPhone FAIL!
     
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    I'd like to get one of these just out of interest.

    Start a collection of the best fake iPhones.
     
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    Do I have to sign a two-year AT&T contract with it? :rolleyes:
     
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    If not, then its iPhone WIN!
     
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    Thats completely amazing. The software is as responsive as 3.0
     
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    The real question is...

    do I qualify for the upgrade price, or the regular price?
     
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    You have far too much faith in the human race, people are generally speaking....stupid.
     
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    That's a pretty amazing fake actually. The average person on the street who had never used an iPhone before probably would not know the difference. If they had put a capacitive screen on this it would be pretty darn close.
     
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    That dock actually looked cool. Pretty cool fake.
     
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    I can only imagine that it would respond better if he took the plastic off. I don't understand the point of him leaving it on. Was he trying to protect his investment from harmful fingerprints?
     
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    Ok I don't understand one thing.

    These people obviously do not care about IP rights, so why don't they hack the firmware and put an iPhone OS on it? Too much programing work? Surely more "programing" went into developing that crap OS.
     
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    There's no plastic to take off. The plastic he mentions is the actual touch surface.
     
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    That honestly had me in tears of laughter....
     
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    Wow that was recorded with a 3GS and I didn't even notice. It was that good. Makes me want one, but I'll stick with the 3G for another year.
     
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    holy crap....i'd hate to be the person that bought that off ebay....that's why i only buy/sell within the US...i know there are a lot of people outside the us that are perfectly trustworthy but just don't take the risk.
     
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    Thats what I have been wondering 1.1.4 would be perfect! How much does it cost?
     
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    Well, it is much better than the original iPhone clones we saw a few years back. It is still horrible though.
     
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    That is hilarious. I hope people are using paypal or something so they can get their money back.
     
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    No, its much, much more work to get the actual iPhone OS to run on non-iPhone hardware than to make something that just looks like it.
     
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    I have renewed respect for the quality of Apple's products.
     

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