Maker of Chinese iPhone 5 knockoff vows to put Apple in its place [video]

By on September 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

Maker of Chinese iPhone 5 knockoff vows to put Apple in its place [video]

Goophone I5 Propaganda Video

The Goophone I5 isn’t just a cheap iPhone 5 knockoff — it’s also a matter of national pride in China. In a fan video posted on the Goophone’s official forums, a young Chinese Goophone fan speaks about how the Goophone has “vowed to resist the iPhone 5 from outside the country, according to the trademark law.” The Goophone fan also stresses that the device is designed from “independent research and development… with independent intellectual property rights.” Finally, the Goophone fan explains his anger at Apple (AAPL), saying that its “iPhone patents worldwide raised a big stick, has been the fault of global indignation.” He further says that “if the appearance of iPhone is same as Goophone I5, that would be the history of iPad trademark repeat again.” The full video is posted below. More →

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Chinese company uses leaked photos to copy, patent iPhone 5 design

By on September 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM.

Chinese company uses leaked photos to copy, patent iPhone 5 design

iPhone 5 Design Copied

Memo to Samsung (005930): Now this is how you get away with copying Apple (AAPL)! GizChina reports that a Chinese manufacturer has used leaked photos of Apple’s next-generation iPhone to slap together a quick knockoff of the device called the Goophone I5 and release it before Apple has a chance to launch the genuine article later this month. What’s more, the company has actually patented the knockoff design in China and is poised to sue Apple if it launches the next-generation iPhone in China later this year. For any Chinese readers who are interested in buying a not-quite-iPhone, GizChina says that the Goophone will feature “a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.4Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0 ICS with an iOS 6 theme, 8 megapixel rear camera and a 4-inch screen with an impressive retina display resolution of 1280 x 720.” More →

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