GooApple: A mock-up to Apple’s famous iPhone

By: Sherwin in Technology

GooApple-A mock-up to Apple’s famous iPhone!

It all started with the GooApple 3G, a twin-like clone, or knockoff of the Apple iPhone. It shares all the same qualities of the iPhone, besides running on an Android O.S.


The Android logo with an apple in its "stomach" is shown at the back of the phone. The GooApple 3G’s OS has been updated to run the new Android OS Jelly Bean. You get to enjoy the features of an Android phone while giving the people around you the impression that you are using a genuine Apple iPhone 4!

China’s expertise in imitating different products is very palpable as they gave birth to GooApple 3G. It is imitated to the extent that even screen protectors and cases designed for iPhone 4 will match perfectly. It has a deceiving start-up interface which may fool you to think that you are using Apple’s iOS 4, but you’d be wrong. This thing runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and is so deeply skinned to look like the real deal that it fills you with amazement.

There are proper veracity tests that can be done to show that it is actually an Android phone, like checking out the gallery and the icons. The specifications of the GooApple 3G are kind of murky and unclear. If you are going to check it from its official website, it said that the device runs with a 3.5-inch capacitive display, 3D connectivity along WCDMA, has Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, runs on some sort of Qualcomm CPU (more than likely 600 Mhz,) and is exactly the same thickness as the iPhone 4 at 9.3mm. The frame that surrounds this masterpiece is stainless steel and the glass that sits on either side of the device is glossy aluminosilicate – hardcore! This device has stereo speakers, has the ability to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot, works with USB and Bluetooth tethering, and is running Android 2.2 FroYo. The price of the phone is around 1700 yuan (about $262).

Recently, GooApple made an update of their GooApple 3G phone, This time around it’s called V5 and features some improvements over its forerunner 3G. It now has a retina display (3.5″ 960 x 640 screen), runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (yes, it’s still customized to look like iOS), shoots pictures with a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, packs Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and will come in 16GB or 32G. The GooApple V5’s price is around $279.99.

Would you care to buy this phone given its price that’s comparable to an iPod touch? If I have the same amount of money, I would just buy an iPod touch which will enable me to enjoy IOS features and I will just purchase an Android Phone at the same time for me benefit from the very generous Android Market. Although I already have an Android phone so I’m a little bit biased at owning an iPod touch.

Here is a detailed review of the latest version of GooApple: the GooApple V5

Credits to George Wong (26 October 2011). "Gooapple V5 caught on video". /




Good Day mates! I’m Sherwin, I am an Electrical Engineering student at Rizal Technological University. I love writing articles and editorials second only to reading interesting conspiracy theories. Feel free to contact me, if you find my opinions and articles a little bit offensive or unoriginal. Follow or add me @

Posted by on 01 Jan 2014

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