Top 5 Apple Knock-Offs 2012

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Knock-off’s, clones, copies, replicas! Call them what you will, but there is no denying that the Apple counterfeits from China this year, are possibly some of the greatest we have seen. But more shockingly they may actually be worth buying!

Keep reading to see out run down of the top 5 fake Apple gadget from China for 2012!

We’re not going to post these in any particular order as we think each of them is fantastic in their own way. Feel free to tell us which is your favorite in the comments section below.

GooApple V5: iPhone 4S Knock-off!

GooApple have produced 3 fantastic clones of the iPhone 4, but the best is the V5. We broke news of the GooApple V5 last week, and it has been buzzing around the various tech sites ever since.

gooapple v5 hands on video Top 5 Apple Knock Offs 2012

Why is the V5 so good? Well it features a perfect replica body of the iPhone 4S, get’s real GPS, can connect to the internet via 3G or Wi-Fi and has an amazingly accurate iOS clone operating system based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The GooApple V5 also get s true Retina display, like the screen found on the current iPhone 4S, and a 5 mega-pixel rear camera.

Watch the GooApple V5 in action on video here and again here.

iPad 2 clone with 1GB RAM!

This iPad 2 knock-off by Chinese company Grefu, looks and feels almost identical to the genuine iPad 2, but there are a few areas this replica really stands out!

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For example the CPU is a 1.2Ghz Cortex A9 unit and it features 1Gb RAM, double that of the Apple tablet. What’s more the front and rear cameras on this clone put the units on the Apple iPad to shame, with the front being a 2 mega-pixel unit and the rear a 3 mega-pixel.

More details for the Grefu M97 iPad 2 clone are available here.

Macbook Air Clone looks just as good as the real thing!

This has to be one of the best MBA clones we have ever seen. Unlike previous attempts to mimic Apple’s ultra-thin laptop, this clone is machined from a single piece of alloy and gets a very impressive hardware specification.

mba knock off china full Top 5 Apple Knock Offs 201232GB SSD hard drive, 1.8 GHZ Intel Atom Cedar Trail CPU, and all in a super light and extremely attractive brushed aluminum shell.

Full specification and photos of this 13.3 inch Macbook Air clone laptop here.

iPhone 5 clone

Yes, we know it all turned out to be a folly, and the iPhone 5 is still hidden away at Apple somewhere, but this little knock-off made for some exciting speculation.

iphone 5 clone1 Top 5 Apple Knock Offs 2012

Full details of the iPhone 5 knock off here.

iPhone Nano

The iPhone nano, found at our local ‘Phone City’ here in Qingdao, China. It is an almost snack sized version of the iPhone 4! Available  in black and white, these teeny weeny knock offs have built in TV tuners, touch-screens, front and rear cameras plus JAVA based fake iOS.

iphone 4 nano clone Top 5 Apple Knock Offs 2012More details and photos of the iPhone Nano clone can be seen here.

Well that complete our list of top 5 Apple knock-offs for 2012. If you have other favorites or want to let us know what you think of the state of the Apple clone scene, let us know in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/MrMBerman MrMBerman

    Nice but it don’t support 3G networks

  • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

    The iPhone Nano doesn’t but the GooApple does.

  • Charles

    I just purchased a Quad Band Dual SIM iPhone look-a-like and I’m rather surprised at some of its functionaility for less than $40. Not the most durable feeling device but at this price, who is complaining.

  • Henry

    I find the GooPhone Y5 to be the best clone