Rare part for 'phablet' iPhone emerges, but could be intended for knockoff
New photos allegedly from "deep within Apple's supply chain" have revealed what could be the backplate for the little-leaked 5.5-inch version of the "iPhone 6." The photos show the chassis of the larger "phablet" device next to the same part from the 4.7-inch version, suggesting that the models will be similar apart from sizing. It should be noted that these images could well be from Chinese knock-off devices based on rumored specs, such as the Android-based Goophone.
New GooPhone mimics iPhone features, iOS look
Just over a month after the release of the iPhone 5s, notorious knockoff manufacturer GooPhone has debuted its own 5s lookalike. The GooPhone i5S mocks both the build of Apple's new high-end smartphone and the aesthetic of iOS 7, even down to app icon designs. The 5s doppelganger runs Android, though, and it retails for just $199 for an unlocked device.
MediaTek tech behind first triple-SIM smartphones start to hit the market
Chipmaker MediaTek is powering the technology behind a recently leaked GooPhone and the new LG Optimus L4 II that has just reached the market in Brazil. Both the devices can switch between three carriers and can be utilized simultaneously. Each SIM can receive calls, transmit data, send SMS messages and remain in stand-by mode concurrently without over taxing the battery.
Chinese knock-off artists Goophone at it again with i5S, iPhone 5 clone
Chinese rip-off merchants Goophone have released their iPhone 5 clone, the i5S. In addition to looking very much like the iPhone 5 hardware, the company has completed the look with a surprisingly accurate iOS skin layered on top of Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean.’ Unlike the Apple iPhone 5, however, the device does not match it for price, shipping for just $149.
Claims patented design, could block Chinese iPhone sales
The Chinese manufacturer of a phone based on the alleged "iPhone 5" design says it will sue Apple if it releases the expected device in China. GooPhone, the maker of the Android-based i5, claims to have patented the design in China, despite being created after supposed parts for Apple's next iPhone surfaced online.