A bunch of crazy rumors about a new smaller version of the iPhone 3G called the “iPhone Nano” still flying around, but this news is really shocking me. Apple Insider reports that iPhone Nano knockoffs already on sale in Southeast Asia’s stores!
Wh00t? These photos (courtessy of Apple Insider) show the iPhone Nano is now hitting the Thailand streets. Yes, you’re right: it’s a clone of the supposed iPhone Nano.
The Apple insider wrote:
Those eagerly anticipating next month’s Macworld and the prospects of a smaller iPhone should beware, as a slew of tiny clones are introducing confusion as they reach store shelves.
While silicone case molds have surfaced that allegedly hint at a smaller iPhone in the works, a rash of similarly-sized dupes made by anonymous southeast Asian firms have added to the confusion.
The devices, spotted here by an AppleInsider reader in Thailand, are almost always designed to mimic Apple’s products as closely as possible and share not only the basic design but the branding as well, in some cases directly copying the logo and the “iPhone” labeling on the back.
So, let’s wait until the next month’s MacWorld to see the real iPhone Nano – if any.