FAKE FAKE TomTom GPS on iPhone

So we saw this yesterday on mac4ever.com, a solid French(1) Apple site.  It looked so  fake, we glossed over it – and they did too. 


We noticed that the picture wasn’t at native resolution(2).  We also saw that they put it on top of a TomTom Card instead of plugging it into the port (3).  Wait, TomTom doesn’t make a GPS card(4) do they?  Also, if it was real, do you think they would have it on a wood table while going 14.2 Km/hr on a curvey road as the iPhone Tom Tom is showing(5)?  Maybe in a super gadget testing RV right?  – maybe that is why it is so blurry?  Also, maybe TomTom would make the adapter flush with the iPhone or at least even side to side and not skewed toward the right(6).

Plus we all know blurry images = fakes, right?

Edit: Engadget has seen the error of their ways and listed another flaw in the story – that barcode is from another fake image (7) and the image was sent from a notorious image faker(8).

Edit: The number 14.2 does not indicate speed, it shows that after 14.2km you should be staying on the right side of the road. So, that rules our fact number five (5) out…

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