This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

One of these iPhone 4s is the real thing. The other’s a fake so good that it’s actually compatible with Apple’s own 30 pin iPhone connector, as well as its headsets. Are you savvy enough to spot the fake?

It’s the one on the left, of course, but unless you’re really familiar with the fonts and shading Apple uses, you’d never guess it at first blush from this photo (although we imagine the lack of a retina display would give it away in real life).

Just look how insane the detail on this clone is! Remember, in the pictures below, the fake is always on the left:

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

This Is The Most Astonishingly Realistic iPhone 4 Clone You’ll Ever See [Gallery]

Astonishing, right? What some people won’t do to ride on Apple’s coat tails.

[via NoWhereElse and iPhone Download Blog]

  • Roberto Barreto

    How much does it costs?

  • aardman

    I guessed right.  The giveaway for me was the detail of the icons  –finer details from the retina display.

  • Wirehedd

    yes, but can it run iOS?

    …or can it play Crisis? :)

  • Ryuokii

    What is the name of this clone?

  • Bwahahahaha

    The fake has the old voice memo logo

  • cheesy11

    the fakes on the left right?

  • prof_peabody

    I’m guessing turning it on would instantly reveal the differences. :-)  Also, it’s definitely a bit fatter than the original.  

    This was made for a quick sale in a dark alley.  It wouldn’t fool anyone in a store who actually got to hold/use it.  

  • vincenzof

    Oh wow; how did you guys get Samsung’s next phone that fast? :-)

  • Mythman163

    You can clearly see the chinese on the left

  • DrM47145

    WTF???? Isn’t it easier to just buy a damn real iPhone??? 

    And as for the manufacturer, why wasting all that talent!?!?!?!?!?! Why not doing something useful with it!?!?!?!?!

  • besweeet

    I sort of want to get one of those fakes…

  • DysonApps

    I hear Safari is snappier

  • Chris

    do you have any information about the fake iPhone ? like price and if it actually works (like for a longer period of time)

  • Morialkar

    the % for the battery, the fine gradient for the dock and all those gave it for me…

  • rondini

    Gonna say the one on the left, base on setting for “flight Mode” rather than 
    ‘Airplane’ mode

  • Guest

    What revision is that real i4 running?  I’m on 4.2.1 (JB) and I don’t see Location Services in my top Settings window.

  • travisgamedev

    Actually, I think this is the new HTC phone. Or maybe the one they’ve been selling out of the back of the warehouse for the last year. ;)

  • Felfac

    The one on the left you can easily from the font and wording also the inside gives it away also the left again

  • ? Anjo Opitz ?

    Where to buy?! Wanna compare it to my iPhone 4!

  • Yasaswy Nagavolu

    Numbers in digital clock at the top is spaced too much.. and the retina display thing is obvious..

  • chacalcdn

    Is there a sure way to see the difference?

  • baby_Twitty

    But, will it blend?

  • Mintee

    I’d guess at Sophone

  • faizan

    And almost the same, but it is understood by the camera
    settings and menu items from the screen off, but if you do not have an
    iPhone on hand to assess any differences, they can fool you.http://http://www.technorotic.com

     

  • Techmistry

    wow…..great……..

  • Richard Bao

    As a Chinese and based on my experience, it seems like from China (from the icon of Calendar app). Actually you can find this kind of fake iPhone very easily in China. It doesn’t run iOS. It runs Java apps. And don’t expect high performance because it is really a cheap phone but looks like a real iPhone very much! It sells less than 1,000 CNY (around 150 USD). A real iPhone 4 costs at least 5,000 CNY (around 800USD).

  • goodie

    WHERE CAN THIS be purchased? or what company sells it?

  • Admin of onlyBestGame

    oh my god!!!! The fake one looks almost like the original iPhone! We can’t distinguish it at all without open the casing at the back!

  • TheTruth

    % for battery is easily turned on in settings on any real iphone

  • Morialkar

    i know, a friend of mine, to which i shewed the picture, told me the same thing, and after looking, i found this out. I really wasn’t aware of it, even after nearly 2 years with my iOS device…

  • Anon

    Proportions – typeface, spaces, everything, that’s all it’s about.

  • JDWages

    Good question.  Not that I would buy the fake — heck, I don’t even own an iPhone — but the article does beg the question.

  • Felix Huebl

    wie viel kostet das und wie heißt das?

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