- Apr 12, 2001
When the first images of the next generation iPhone were released in April, the first reaction of many readers was that it must be a iPhone counterfeit or clone from China. As more details emerged, it became clear that the leaked phone was definitely an Apple prototype and ultimately returned to Apple.
Based on the numerous leaks, it appears that the real Chinese counterfeiters have had time to ramp up their efforts and created this 4th generation iPhone clone. This one's officially called "GPS-PHONE" accoding to PCOnline.com.cn and offers a number of features including a front facing camera, a TV antenna, mini USB interface, and camera flash.
The device even comes with its own iPhone-like interface and supports installation of Java apps.
Article Link: A Chinese Clone of the Unreleased 4th Generation iPhone