As you would expect in Asia, the mobile phone market is flooded with iPhone clones by now. The Meizu miniOne (formerly known as the Meizu M8) was the first nearly-identical iPhone lookalike we saw.
The latest contender is the IP2000, whose top half is nearly indistinguishable from that of the Apple iPhone, if not for its frontal camera lens.
Unlike the iPhone, the IP2000 sports an added number pad, because the touchscreen functionality on the display is optional. An “OK” button replaces the iPhone’s Home button, and four menu buttons have also been added.
The IP2000’s camera is 2 megapixels, just like the iPhone’s. The clone phone’s designers not-so-cleverly added an apple (the fruit, not the Cupertino company logo), surrounding the back camera lens.
The big difference between the IP2000 and the iPhone is that the IP2000 uses a stylus, making it more like a PDA than a phone.
Let’s see how much momentum this iPhone lookalike can gain before the iPhone comes out in June and even more iPhone clones abound.