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‘iPhone 5’ Already Being Sold by Chinese Vendors (And it Doesn’t Even Exist Yet!)

‘iPhone 5’ Already Being Sold by Chinese Vendors (And it Doesn’t Even Exist Yet!)

Apple’s highly anticipated next-gen iPhone doesn’t actually exist yet – but that isn’t stopping some Chinese retailers from selling it anyway! Reuters reports (via 9to5Mac) that the “iPhone 5” is already for sale from a number of Asian sellers.

Reuters:

Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone has not even been released yet, but opportunistic sellers on China’s largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, are already accepting pre-orders, complete with mock-up pictures and purported technical specifications.

The listings feature pictures of mockups based on current rumors about the design of the next-gen iPhone, such as a slightly taller design and a two-tone metal rear panel.  Further, CultofMac notes that the prices for some of these listings are just ridiculous – up to $9600!

While some of the listings are just “pre-orders,” similar to the one we posted about a few days ago, others are asking for the full purchase price up front – and unfortunately, some eager customers will probably fall for it.

Putting down money for a product that hasn’t even been announced yet,  with details based solely on rumors, is an excruciatingly bad idea – but unfortunately, not everyone will have the sense to think twice before plunking down their hard-earned cash.


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