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

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.

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

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Same thing as iphone 4 and 4.5? lol

2. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

3. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

4. Gawain

Posts: 437; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

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

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

For $5 it would be a cool gag gift

6. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

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

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

8. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

lol this is ridiculous.

9. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

10. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

11. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

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

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