To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where to begin with this frankly magnificent story.
Ok, for starters, a site based in China claims to have its hands on a budget iPhone (or the shell, at least), with an accompanying set of shots and a 3-minute video preview (Vimeo). Better still, it’s selling an Android knock-off – dubbed the Basic Bear – in an identical case for $199. What the…?
Here, the budget iPhone appears in white plastic, with what appears to be an iPhone 5-style 4in display. All previous iPhone displays were of course 3.5in diagonally.
Techdy says that the budget iPhone’s plastic shell doesn’t feel cheap; it’s actually quite sturdy.
The best part, however, is Techdy's Basic Bear, an Android-based budget iPhone knock-off that replaces the Apple logo with a paw print.
On the inside, Basic Bear specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front shooter, 2,300mAh battery and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).
Amazing. And free shipping to the UK. Who’s buying one?