Recent rumors have promised exciting iPad launches this year, but none of them warned us about the Ryonghung iPad.
That could be because it wasn’t made by Apple. It’s a North Korean knockoff with an ugly design and terrible specifications, but it steals the iPad name in an effort to be more popular in a marker where Apple’s lawyers are unlikely to come knocking.
North Korea doesn’t have access to Apple devices for obvious reasons, but its citizens can use computers and gadgets that are severely locked down by the government. The government even has its own operating system called Red Star that’s a complete ripoff of OS X.
For those who need more mobile computing, there’s now an “iPad.” It “can perform a range of functions such as reading different sources of digital information, office work and documentation. And it also has more than 40 apps.”
The device is powered by an unnamed quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a measly 8GB of internal memory (though that’s probably all you’ll need for just 40 apps). It can also access the internet, so long as you don’t try doing anything fun.
Apple has previously chased down third-party companies that use the iPad name, but it seems unlikely it will waste its time hounding Ryonghung. It’s not as if the Ryonghung iPad is going to eat into genuine iPad sales or damage the Apple brand around the world.
Source: NK News