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Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

By 1 February 2010

Apple is facing a legal threat from more than just Fujitsu over its new iPad as news comes in that a Chinese company is considering a lawsuit. Rather than the name being the issue, as it is in the Fujitsu case, it's the iPad's design that is causing controversy.... >>

Aldi offers iPod nano clone

Aldi offers iPod nano clone

By 18 December 2009

Budget supermarket Aldi is offering cost-conscious Christmas shoppers an iPod nano clone for a fraction of the price of the real deal. If you can't afford the hundred-odd quid for the Apple device, then the 4GB player gives you an alternative option.... >>

iPhone clone gets keyboard in case

iPhone clone gets keyboard in case

By 16 October 2009

It's no secret that there are plenty of fake iPhone products on the market, but attend a trade show in Asia and you'll see more than your fair share. There are of course rip-offs of other phones as well, although most of those don't tend to add much in... >>

Chinavision offers zoomy iPhone-esque spy camera

Chinavision offers zoomy iPhone-esque spy camera

By 24 July 2009

Chinavision is offering an interesting product for Apple-loving spy wannabes. The Digital Binocular Sports and Spy Camera offers an iPhone-esque interface, complete with media playing abilities. "While waiting for your prime suspect to appear, why not... >>

Amazon Kindle gets cloned

Amazon Kindle gets cloned

By 13 July 2009

Spot the difference between this Chinese Kindle clone and the real deal from Amazon. Okay, so the characters displayed on the screen might give it away. The device - due out in Japan for around $210 at the end of the year - is called the WEFOUND, presumably... >>

iPod Water phone unveiled

iPod Water phone unveiled

By 10 July 2009

There are so many Apple trademarks violated within this one new handset - the Imobile Phone V629 - Apple's ever vigilant legal team must be in a state of absolute apoplexy. Case in point is the blatant "iPod", or in the case of the cover, "iPOd" branding,... >>

Sony clone "VAINO" netbook spotted

Sony clone "VAINO" netbook spotted

By 4 March 2009

Sony's Vaio P, the company's expensive not-a-netbook, is the latest victim of cloning from Far Eastern copy-cat manufacturers. The "VAINO", pictured below, is clearly an attempt to emulate the slimline portable PC, but aside from the similarity with the... >>

Fake iPhone nanos created from rumours

Fake iPhone nanos created from rumours

By 29 December 2008

The clone wars have seen an interesting twist as Far East manufacturers have created the unconfirmed iPhone nano from information found in online rumour stories. Some believe that the iPhone nano - an on/off rumour practically since the first-gen version... >>

Clamshell iPhone spotted

Clamshell iPhone spotted

By 27 November 2008

Didn't know Apple made a clamshell iPhone? That's because they don't. This Chinese iClone, the V126, will go on sale later this month. With a light-up Apple logo, an aluminium body and a homescreen that looks iPhone-esque the fakers have tried hard, but... >>