It must have been the result of many leaks that have occurred over the past few months, but Apple has already been beaten on time. The first fully functional clone device of iPhone 5 has already appeared before the possible launch of iPhone 5C. The clone device is called i5C, runs Android and will be offered to the public for $100 only.
Goophone is manufacturing the clone of iPhone 5C, which is perfectly identical to the original, at least from the point of view of aesthetics. The shell is equal to the real iPhone 5C, as well as the front panel and the size of the 4-inch display. To accompany the hardware sector, a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor (MTK6572), 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, an IPS display with resolution 480×854 pixels, support for quad-band GSM, and not surprisingly, i5C will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
It’s not the first time when this Asian company launches such a production of clone devices of Apple products. This past year, thanks to the leak appeared online ahead of time the company launched the clone of iPhone 5: i5 and the headlines have been raised to sue Apple for the misappropriation of the design of this Android device because it appeared first on the market compared to the iPhone 5.
Apparently, it was only an outlet for advertising purposes because there were no traces against Cupertino, and it simply impossible to advance claims when the design was undoubtedly stolen from Apple.
Finally, the look and feel of the operating system is still mystery. The device i5 has a fully iOS 6 themed version of Android, and possibly the successor i5C may steal aesthetics from iOS 7.
At the moment, Apple hasn’t done much to limit the uncontrolled growth of the Chinese clones of their products, but certainly it is expected that Cupertino won’t stay mum this time.