Yeah, no joke. The guys over at M.I.C Gadget over in China went for lunch at a noodle bar in the city of Shenzhen when they found a white iPod Touch 4G that apparently someone has lost. As much as I would have liked to believe that this is in fact the real deal, unfortunately it isn't. It's only a black iPod Touch that underwent a transplant with a white front panel that we've seen surface in China. The white home button is only a sticker that was placed to hide the original black home button. Apparently the owner did a half-ass job! Doesn't it still look beautiful though? Come on Apple, where are those white iPod Touch 4Gs and 5Gs? See the video after the break.
Rumors are getting stronger day by day as we near the official announcement of the iPhone 5 from Apple. In the meantime, a Chinese iPhone 5 clone has surfaced and it's believed to be true to what the iPhone 5 will look like when it'll be released. We've seen an identical iPad 2 clone that was created by some Chinese company that turned out to be near identical to what the iPad 2 is today. So there's a major chance that what we're seeing here could in fact be what the iPhone 5 will look like.
The iPhone 5 clone suggests that the iPhone 5 will go back to its roots with a more tapered all around front and back redesign and a thinner form factor than the iPhone 4. Of course this iPhone 5 clone can only help us imagine what Apple's next iPhone could look like, and it's just a matter of time until our imagination will finally get to rest once the real deal reveals itself. Head on over to M.I.C Gadget for a their review of the iPhone 5 clone and a whole bunch of photos. Or jump after the break for a video of this thing in action. Oh China, what will they knockoff next?
These silicone cases purported to be made for the upcoming iPhone 5 are now in full mass products across China. It's believed that when case manufacturers get strong enough leaked details of Apple's soon to be released products, they start to pump out cases to be one of the first to score big once the iPhone 5 is released. We've seen and even tried very similar silicone cases that were popping everywhere for the iPad 2 right before it was released, and those silicone cases turned out to be spot on.
These silicone cases suggest the iPhone 5 will have a larger form factor and similar tapered back design similar to the iPad 2. It will be interesting to see Apple bringing back the first generation aluminum design to the iPhone 5 to match up with the slimmed down, tapered theme shown with the iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G. The chances of these iPhone 5 silicone cases being the real deal is very high at this point. Past rumors pointed towards a slimmer iPhone 5 with a larger screen. We'll just have to wait and see if more identical cases reveal themselves to strengthen these rumors.
What happens when someone brings a knockoff MacBook Air into an Apple Store to have the Genius Bar try to repair it? You get help of course. The amused Geniuses at an Apple Store in China were nice enough to help out the ballsy owner of this fake MacBook Air out with whatever the problem may have been. Someone must have gotten fired after that though. And yes, this is a real Apple Store in China. Oh China, you never cease to amaze us.
China never ceases to amaze. Rumors have been going around that the next generation iPhone will sport dual LED flash, a better back facing camera and a larger display. Well take a look at what we've got here, an iPhone 5 with dual LED flash and dual back facing cameras to supposedly shoot 3D video. Not only is this iPhone 5 3D fake, it's utterly ridiculous. But thanks for the good laugh, China. This is exactly why we've got a 'ridiculous' category to put this under.