Chinese iPhone 5 replica lands as the HiPhone 5 ahead of the official iPhone 5 release date
With the iPhone 5 release date still a well guarded mystery Apple has been beaten to the punch with an iPhone 5 replica launching in China under the moniker of the HiPhone 5.
Available from the nation’s largest online retailer, Taobao, the HiPhone 5 costs the equivalent of just £19, substantially less than the official Apple iPhone 4 which is priced at £510 from the company’s UK website.
Not the first Chinese replica of an Apple device the HiPhone 5 sports an aesthetic similar to that of the current iPhone and is available in the standard black and white colour schemes as well as more adventurous red and pink tones.
Recent iPhone 5 rumours have suggested the mooted handset will land in the coming months with a September iPhone 5 release date widely expected. Other reports have claimed the device will sport a 1GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities.