A Chinese manufacturer has started the distribution of a complex nearly perfect 1:1 copy of Apple’s iPhone 5. The device does not only look at almost 100 percent like the original, but there has also been heavy software adaptations to the Android operating system to make it look like iOS.
This iPhone 5 clone doesn’t stack up to the real deal when it comes to specifications but it does a stand up job on the exterior. The device also comes sporting a 4-inch display, but the resolution is only 854 × 480 pixels which is only qHD. Under the hood we’ve got a MediaTek MT6517 clocked at 1 GHz it’s a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The processor only supports 2G networks but they’ve made up for this by adding in a 3G module. There are actually several versions, each equipped with EVDO and TD-SCDMA wireless broadband chips.
The KIRF handset comes with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory as well as GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and an FM radio. To mimic the real iPhone they’ve got a MicroSIM card slot but the original has a NanoSim. The clone corresponds in its dimensions exactly to the iPhone 5, so it is just as thin. The weight is actually less, only 107 grams the original is 112 grams. The manufacturer of the clone has copied the hole of the eight-pin ports at the lower end, but it’s actually a MicroUSB.
It’s impressive that they’ve managed to replicate the hardware, Apple is having trouble meeting volumes because the case design is so complex, but the icing on the cake is the impressive detail that they’ve managed to minic iOS 6.0 in Android. There are so many similar design elements and icons in use. At first glance, the only difference is the missing Apple logo on the back, but this is clear a decision made by the manufacturer. The clone obviously comes from the from the same supplier as for previous copies of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, because in connection with the QQ Messenger ID is the same.
It’s clear they’ve learned a thing or two from their previous designs, impressive right?