The first time you hear that an iPhone running on Android there are two things that cross your mind: either a Chinese has outdone himself, or Apple made a move that would make Steve Jobs roll in his grave. Well, it’s neither of them.
There are a lot of companies in China selling iPhone clones, some of them not copying just the design but also the name of Apple’s smartphone. There’s a company in Brazil that is reading an Android-powered smartphone named IPHONE.
The Brazilian company claims that it copyrighted the IPHONE brand in 2000, available for the South American country. It will be interesting how the legal procedures will go, whether the iPhone will still be available on the Brazil market and if Apple wants to start a war against IGB. Or maybe IGB will attack Apple in the court.
Anyway you don’t have to worry about not telling apart a Brazilian iPhone from the real one. When you hold them in your hand the differences are huge.
The Brazil-based iPhone is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 3.7-inch display with 320 x 480 pixels, single-core processor at 800 MHz, 2 GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel primary camera and front-facing 0.3 megapixel camera. The terminal has a price of about $285 and is dual-SIM.