An Apple iPhone running Android OS? Sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested during an interview with Wired at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco. “There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market. We could compete very well”, he said. “People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time” were his exact words.
It was just a matter of time until someone made an iPhone 5S look-alike handset. And as the matter of fact that someone just did. Wanna make a bet who was it? Yes, it was GooPhone, the most famous clone maker from China. The fake iPhone 5S is called GooPhone i5S and can be pre-ordered from GooPhone site for a mere $199.99. In case you were wondering, it is an off-contract price. The GooPhone i5S is available in the same color scheme as the original iPhone 5S, that is in black, silver and gold.
Apple is rumored to release a budget version of the iPhone later this year, however, folks from Techdy claim to have get their hands on the phone’s case already. A handful of photos along with a video was posted on Techdy blog revealing a device sporting a familiar design. The photos seem to be looking legit, picturing a device in white and black color options with the Apple logo on the back. The budget iPhone is expected to be launched also in red, green, blue and yellow hues.
Who wants a brand new iPhone 5S? The unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5S is expected to happen later this year, but you can already buy a device that looks very similar to the original. The handset is manufactured by GooPhone and is selling under the name GooPhone i5S. If the story sounds familiar, it should, since that is exactly what happened last year when iPhone 5 clone was announced before the actual iPhone 5. GooPhone company is also known for cloning popular mobile devices, such as iPad mini, HTC One and Galaxy Note 2.
When you hear the name iPhone, what comes to your mind? For most people that would be Apple, App Store, iTunes or iOS software, which all guesses are very correct. But this may change in the near future. Brazilian manufacturer, IGB Electronica SA, is planning to launch the first Android-powered IPHONE smartphone. The company had applied for exclusive rights for the IPHONE trademark in 2000, and secured them in 2008 for 10 years, meaning we could be seeing IPHONES with Android OS for the next 6 years.