Android-based counterfeit iPhone 5c has the best video ad ever


After the Chinese copy of the iPhone 5s comes the Japanese copy of the iPhone 5c: the ioPhone 5, yours for $150. While the exterior appears to be a halfway-reasonable clone (the fit of the buttons aside …), inside it’s as crappy as a cheap Android handset can get: 480×854-pixel display, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage and a 2MP camera.

Iosys also hasn’t quite reached Apple standard with the video ad it created to promote the handset. I like the spinning chair the best.

Thanks, CNET

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  1. James Allen Matney - 9 years ago

    I love how you can see that most of them are just empty shells through the camera lens.

  2. This is a Japanese company, not Chinese.

  3. zBrain (@joeregular) - 9 years ago

    that ^^ was an ad?


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