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Mock-ups of Apple iPhone 5 available in China starting as low as $5

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Mock-ups of Apple iPhone 5 available in China starting as low as $5
How would you like to impress your friends, school mates, members of the opposite sex and your parents? Well, yeah, telling them that you're a loyal PhoneArena reader is usually good enough to gain the admiration of those in your social circle. But suppose you showed them the 6th generation Apple iPhone in your hand before the phone is even announced? Imagine the new way others will look at you when you pull the Apple iPhone 5 out of your pocket. The only thing is, and this could easily be between you and the wall, the model in your hand is nothing more than one of those mock-ups that we've been seeing. Case makers get these built to make sure that their cases fit perfectly and leave users with access to the most important parts of the phone.

The mock-ups include changes expected on the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone

The mock-ups include changes expected on the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone

China's online auction site, Taobao, has a few Apple iPhone 5 mock-ups available for you to bid on. One model is currently going for 40 Yuan ($6.30 USD) while another is up to 48 Yuan ($7.56 USD). Some of the auctions have started at prices as low as 33 Yuan or about $5 USD. The units include all of the outer changes that we expect to see on the new iteration of the iPhone which includes the smaller pin connector dock and the earphone jack on the bottom of the device. Of course, there is the larger, taller screen and the new, non-glass construction on the back.

If you do plan on purchasing one of these mock-ups, your ruse will obviously end when someone asks you to turn on the device. At that point, you will return to your current status in life.

source: Taobao (1), (2) via M.I.CGadget, RedmondPie

The mock-ups are used by case manufacturers to test their new products
The mock-ups are used by case manufacturers to test their new products

The mock-ups are used by case manufacturers to test their new products


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posted on 02 Sep 2012, 17:25 9

1. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


Same thing as iphone 4 and 4.5? lol

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 17:43 11

2. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Maybe this is the real thing. Tim Cook said they iPhone 5 is supposed to change the way how we use the smartphone. Maybe this is what he meant.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 17:46 7

3. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Talktime - unlimited. Only downside is that you talking just to your self.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 18:20 2

4. Gawain (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


"At that point, you will return to your current status in life." -- LOL...exactly...

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 18:55 1

5. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


For $5 it would be a cool gag gift

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:05 5

6. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


I will definitely buy this to troll those ishxxp
Bwahaha!!

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 22:02

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Buy the time you get it shipped from China the iPhone will already be announced.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 22:32

8. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


lol this is ridiculous.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 00:07 1

9. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Idk why the actual phones aren't sold at this price..

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 01:32

10. tmcr7 (Posts: 142; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Why would I want to look like a fool in front of my friends?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 04:15

11. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


This is the perfect gift....... for a cheating girlfriend LOL

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