There is the real deal, and then there is the fake which you can spot from afar, while another category which occupies the middle ground would be a fake that does seem very close to the original until you spend more time with it, realizing its cover after but a short while. It is interesting to note that while the iPhone 5 has yet to be released, fakes have already proliferated the market in China – but what can we expect from a country that has fake Apple Stores in Kunming to begin with?

The video after the jump shows off a fake iPhone 5, or an “inspired copy” if you prefer to be more diplomatic about things. It seems as though the folder app shows off just a quartet of apps when closed, while the sensitivity of the touchscreen display is certainly questionable as the person in the video needed to swipe the display repeatedly, lacking a “rubber band” effect that lets you know you have arrived at the last page as well.

I don’t think anyone’s going to get this since it isn’t even remotely close to a polished performance.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about clone, fake and iPhone 5.

Key SpecsiPhone 5
Display Diagonal4" (10.16 cm)
Processor/Soc NameA6
Street Price (Approx)~ $230
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Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB
Megapixels8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)1440 mAh
Complete product dataApple iPhone 5 Full specs and details
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