China's Already Knocking Off the iPhone 5

By Mario Aguilar on at

According to highly suspect rumours website NowhereElse.fr, an industrious Chinese company has already copied the design for the iPhone 5—even before we officially know what the iPhone 5 looks like. Meet the Goophone i5, the bastard child of cobbled together rumours and unyielding ambition.

If you ignore the buzzing Android bug (?) on the back of the Goophone i5 it could easily be what many people think Apple's newest iPhone will look like. At the very least it has the rumoured two-tone back design. But where most believe the new iPhone will have a taller design than its predecessor, the dimensions of the Goophone i5 are the same as those on the old 4x3, 3.5-inch iPhone 4S. Oh well. It seems even counterfeiters aren't willing to fully place their bets based on supposedly leaked specs. [NowhereElse.fr via MacRumors]