Similarity of 3gs open door for scammers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMule, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. iMule macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I just thought of this. If devs found a way to allow voice control/video (which is already possible) and tweak the compass app (which I assume could be emulated somehow) scammers could fool the hell out of the average non-tech savy person looking for a good deal. They could sell an old 16 GB 3g and get away with it due to identical casing. Thoughts?
     
  2. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so.

    The iPhone 3GS has the iPhone and other writing at the bottom in a shiny mirror finish like the apple sign.

    This is the easiest way to tell a difference.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Voice Control won't work properly on a non 3g phone I believe because of the amount of available ram.
     
  4. iMule thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I'm talking about someone who's not tech savy. Take for example a kid who got $150 bucks for his bday and desperately wanted an iPhone.
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    They can still get scammed by someone selling a chinese knockoff. The 3GS won't make a difference.
     
  6. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    Where can I get these $150 iPhones of which you speak?
     
  7. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

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    If you dont know what you are buying, you can always get scammed. As a consumer you have to do your home work.
     

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