Don’t want to wait for the new iPhone? How about this Android clone

While Apple fans anxiously await the next iPhone, us folks on the Android side of the fence can get ahold of the new design a bit early thanks to the crafty knockoff skills of China’s black market electronics hounds. Sure, the final design isn’t actually known, and this so-called Goophone I5 uses a 3.5-inch display as opposed to the rumored 4-inch screen of the real fifth-gen iPhone, but how can you resist that cute little Honeycomb logo? The two-toned iPhone design that has appeared in multiple leaks is in tact, but other specs are absent. We understand the money isn’t there, but its surprising Apple has made no attempt to go over the numerous Chinese knockoffs floating around there as part of their patent tirade.

[via TechCrunch]

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  • No_Nickname90

    Oh… I remember you all posted something about a clone before called the Gapple I think.

  • GoAndroidForever

    Apple can go sue them and get 1 cent. Haha. Apple is only targeting big company that they think they’re loosing market share, and that will be the only way they can make money since their products are loosing ground.

    • malcmilli

      yes but lol why would they target poor companies? That would be like you filing a police report because the cashier at mcdonalds didnt give you propper change.

      • Butters619

        The cashier at McDonalds shorted me 7 cents the other day after charging me for something I didn’t even order and refunding me. I should file a police report.

        • malcmilli

          lol that is what some of us call, a waste of time and energy

      • nick olaguez

        That’s nothing like it….if facts are facts they should sue? Copyright is copyright. That’s what makes me feel so good about apple suing. They’re obviously worried. Android will prevail undoubtedly.

  • Chris Chavez

    KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!! >:O

    • YamiYaiba

      *tosses you a can of napalm*

    • Marsg

      shoot it into outer space in the direction of the sun, disintegrate that shiZ

    • Mike Mouse-Morales

      Those crazy commies and their knock offs. Let’s just throw a dance party.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      “Nuke it from space. It’s the only way to be sure”

  • Kernschatten

    iPhone? It can’t be. That looks nothing like my SGS2…

    • bmg314


      • joe

        we didnt need that one from u bud..too much

        • bmg314


          • joe

            i’m ridin’ roun’ i’m gettin’ it..its mine i spend it

    • The Mute

      POW right in the kisser.

    • Lucas Jones

      Watch the next iPhone not even look like that and Apple will sue this company for copying their unreleased junk.

  • JWolf_PDX

    Only if it the goo is included.

  • ntegrit

    I’m under the impression that protecting one’s intellectual property carries the legal obligation to protect it from EVERYONE.

    • bmg314

      Ethical, maybe. Legal, I don’t think so. But I could be wrong.

    • Ahhk

      You must be thinking of trademarks. I doubt that applies to IP/patents.

      • ntegrit

        Actually, I think I overlooked the requirement of proving damages.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    Apple won’t sue them because it isn’t a threat.

  • Justin Quang

    It’s hilarious that you ask this question on an Android site, especially after that stupid trial.
    And no. I’m waiting for the Note II and the next Nexus, or Nexii. And the A15.
    Maybe I’ll get a few of this POS and send it to the Cupertino HQ just to troll.
    And I’m pretty sure they will be so mad that they would spend it all to destroy China by going thermonuclear war because they feel so powerless since they can’t do anything about it.
    And I think Jobs has been haunting China after his death.

    • peanutsrevenge

      maybe that’s why noone in the world has gone thermonuclear war with china, north korea etc…
      Jobs patented it

      • Alexander Ramirez

        We all know what happened the last time the word “nuclear” and an Asian country were in the same sentence…. Let’s not repeat that.

  • ari_free

    So it’s OK to make an exact duplicate of the iPhone but it is not OK to make a larger phone with more buttons if it is kicking Apple’s @$$?

    • z0phi3l

      Yes pretty much, that’s the only real reason Apple went after Samsung and not the others, they fear real competition

  • lav0c

    The next iPhone will actually the 6th iPhone

    • Angel De La Riva

      7th, actually.

      • The Mute

        8th, f*ckit who cares lol

    • Angel De La Riva

      Never mind, you are correct good sir/madam.

    • ari_free

      The New iPhone.

  • eclipsenyou

    No, Apple won’t sue them because that’s where 99% of their phone comes from. If they know anything, it’s not to crap where you eat.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      great rule… second only to: “don’t dip your pen in the inkwell at work”

  • Modman

    It’s sad that they make things like that. Why be jealous or try to imitate an inferior product?

  • tharealoc

    So assuming that all the leaks of the iphone parts are legit and and this is what the next phone all the isheep want looks like, does this mean that since this phone has already been introduced and in the market, can this manufacturer sue apple for copying their design since the iphone has not been made official? Just a thought..

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  • phinn

    Does this mean if it hits the market first they can sue Apple?

  • peanutsrevenge

    Great game!

  • jbo1018

    Why would apple sue over these devices? They are not anything apple has to worry about competing against. They only sue their competitors who are ripping their market share away.

  • JulianZHuang

    cant wait to get my hands on it! the real one.

    • joe

      ur people made this clone…why did u do it

      • JulianZHuang

        well, the factory need to find a way to throw away the trash.

        • joe

          so they wont they throw people like u into it

          • JulianZHuang

            because we make items for the white trash and famerican?

    • joe

      iphone is nice…but not as a phone. ipod is good, iphone is too much. one android galaxy s3 with ipod 4th generation and u are good to goooo

      • JulianZHuang

        but i dont want to carry two devices at once. i got a GN but i cant listen music with it because it drink battery so fast.

  • joe

    apple cant sue the chinese. the chinese abide by their own rules, apple cant even target the people running this

  • anywherehome

    finally you can open an email link in YOUR browser = finally a smartphone :)

  • IronHorse01

    Even as a cheap iPhone knock off it looks a lot better and looks to have much more better build quality than any Samsung phone lmao

  • Trickie Tom

    “but its surprising Apple has made no attempt to go over the numerous Chinese knockoffs floating around there as part of their patent tirade.”

    They dont look at them as competition, there for they are not a threat.. Apple’s court-room activity has nothing to really do with the Patents they claim to protect, they just use them as a way to kill down their competition when it starts to threaten them.. This is why Im so sick of Apple and their sue-happy style. If it really was about patent protection, they would have already killed every Chinese KIRF manufacturer.