55 The Fake One

The Fake One

Posted on October 7, 2008 by


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Recently a lot of fake iPhones came to life in Russia. They are often being sold in the manner of a big rush, something like "Look, bro, I don't have enough money for my train/plane tickets or whatever, but I've got a real iPhone, look the battery is dead but when you turn it on pushing the power you can see an apple logo for a while, so just charge it and you have an iphone!". So people fall on this and then bring such devices to the service centers where they are being disassembled, and what a surprise - inside there is no anything looking like iPhone inner stuff but only two batteries and a light bulb lighting an apple logo shadow when the power button is being pressed, also there is a bar of steel so that the phone can weigh like a real thing.


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55 Responses to “The Fake One”

  1. Punx says:

    Ugh. Not sure if there’s more useless junk stuffed in real one.

  2. Zafarad! ! ! says:

    Russian business is inventive and best!!!!U ASS cannot beat our strong ambiton! ! !!we control market,oil,gasiPHONE! ! ! !

  3. ML says:

    At least China makes functional imitations…

  4. bowl says:

    nice scam

  5. MattG says:

    I kinda want one! :)

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  10. fukker says:

    most of the russian are still crooks. Communism spoiled generations.

  11. Jouni Ristola says:

    Ryssään voi aina luottaa (You can always trust russian). NOT :D

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  15. iClone says:

    [...] Източник. [...]

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  18. [...] It looks like there are just enough electronic components to light up an Apple logo…powered by a couple of watch batteries. The only thing worse would be if we saw a miniature hamster on a wheel inside. In case you’re interested in what a real iPhone looks like when its guts are spilled on the table, check it out here. [English Russia] [...]

  19. Texas1 says:

    I thought all of the cell phones in russia would at least have vacuum tubes.

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  22. hp999 says:

    The cracked iPod logo isn’t playing in the fake iPhone,i think.Beacouse i own iPod Touch and in FW 1.1.4. i got a cracked iPod logo,too.But I have the real,not fake iPod Touch.And again,beacouse the fake iPod doesn’t connect and sync to iTunes.But mine does that.

  23. iCock says:

    Photoshoped

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  26. slamgore says:

    iFake

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  28. ibrahem says:

    أحببت موقعكم الجميل واحب ان تراسلوني علي ايميلي بكل ما يستجد من كل جديد عندكم الحكمي

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  31. Cult of Mac says:

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  32. techdude says:

    I wonder where do Russians get all those iPhone cases… there is no way they can manufacture their own. Suspect Chinese…

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  35. [...] apple logo shadow when the power button is being pressed, also there is a bar of steel so that the phone can weigh like a real thing.” Ahhhhh…. yes the fake iPhone scam explained. [...]

  36. Zafared says:

    Oh I love fake stuff – cheap and better! – I am a mad nut shell who loves ducks and gouda cheeze!

  37. You’ve done it once more! Great article!

  38. Cool blog. One of my favorite apps is stubsearch tickets. Link in my profile.

  39. antani says:

    In naples (italy) is 100 years they makes that jokes, it’s callad ‘pacco’

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