China iPhones Are Available Everywhere & They Are Not Against The Law
China iPhones or iPhone copies from China are readily available online. You are able to buy China made iPhones easily whether for personal use or in bulk for commercial purpose. These iPhones are not actual copies or the Apple's iPhone but clever imitations that are get by in China with their lax intellectual property laws. They do not use the Apple brand nor logo but they look almost identical to the iPhone.
Same iPhone Hardware, Different iPhone Software
The China iPhones are not sim locked like the Apple's iPhones and can be used with any telco. These raises the attractiveness of the China made iPhones by a factor of 10. Moreover, the China iPhones were made by reverse engineering the original iPhones and have almost the hardware, while some models are even better with additional camera in the front.
Cloning the iPhone without Trademark Infringement
The Chinese are able to employ cheap and smart engineers to reverse engineer the Apple iPhones and clone the circuit boards in a week. And while this is going on, another gang of software programmers will churn out a operating system based on Linux for the new iPhone.
The iphone clones are not trying to imitate exactly the original. They are satisfied with a lousy third, not even a second. This is because of the hyper-competition in China for electronic goods, especially electronic products that imitiate branded products like the iPhone.
Trying Out One Of The China Made iPhones
After trying one of the China iPhone at the mall recently, i was appalled at the user interface. It was so rudimentary that it look like a DOS operating system. The only part of the operating system that look like the Apple iPhone's was the main windows interface where all the icons were attractively laid out. Once you clicked on any of the icons, you will be shocked at the crappy text based screen interface.
I Would Not Buy The China iPhone But Someone Will
The China iPhone may not be for me but it will fit the bill for someone out there. It is cheaper than the original iPhone, have some different features such as unlocked sim and additional cameras. But most importantly, it is available to anyone today especially to the people in Asia.