Chinese company debuts 7-inch ‘Commemorative Steve Jobs’ Android tablet styled after iPhone 4

“Living in China and reporting on gadgets, we get to see our fair share of unofficial merchandise from Chinese manufacturers,” Andi Sykes reports for Gizchina.

“Sometimes though a Chinese made gadget crops up which combines the ancient Chinese art of the knock off with a complete lack of consideration for the law and copyright infringements,” Sykes reports. “This ‘Commemorative’ Steve Jobs Android tablet is a perfect example.”

“Not only have Shenzhen Lingyun, the company behind this 7-inch Android tablet, made a tablet which resembles the look of the iPhone 4 and 4S, but they have gone the whole hog and place[d] the image of the late Steve Jobs on the screen and are marketing it as a ‘Commemorative Steve Jobs Android Tablet’!”

‘Commemorative’ Steve Jobs Android tablet
‘Commemorative’ Steve Jobs Android tablet

The tablet’s specs and more info in the full article here.

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53 Comments

  1. Then again….

    I like Chinese.
    I like Chinese.
    They only come up to your knees,
    Yet they’re always friendly, and they’re ready to please.

    I like Chinese.
    I like Chinese.
    There’s nine hundred million of them in the world today.
    You’d better learn to like them; that’s what I say.

    I like Chinese.
    I like Chinese.
    They come from a long way overseas,
    But they’re cute and they’re cuddly, and they’re ready to please.

  2. To those of you who see this as a peculiarity of Asian culture, let’s all remember that unfettered capitalism wrought some horrific abuses on consumers, workers and the environment in the US until the citizenry rebelled and imposed limits on corporate behavior. Companies exist to make money, and they will often do whatever is required and allowed toward that end.

    1. Let’s not forget unfettered Socialism, shall we?

      20 million murdered by Stalin.
      40 million murdered in China.

      And now we have citizenry around the world (does that include you, Majikthize?) claiming that capitalism is teh Evilest Thing Ever Invented.

      Governments (leftist ones in particular) exist to perpetuate themselves, and they will murder anyone to achieve that end.

    1. And the question would become: “HOW would Jesus do?” LOL

      Anyway, all this talk of cultures, honesty, shame, respect. Take a chill pill. There’s a billion people in China, so you’re going to see all kinds of people. A man’s gotta eat, y’know!

      There’s no doubt the Chinese will do some things that leave you aghast (e.g. thousands of birds were released as part of the Beijing Olympics opening. When they tried to recover those – I suppose those were expensive birds – they found most had been shot out of the sky, captured on the ground – and eaten).

      But this high moral bull coming from people who, among other things, invented and perfected the art of mass online theft of intellectual property is pure hypocrisy.

      1. I’m Chinese, born in China, schooled in China, worked in China, and had a home in China until recently. And, in my opinion, 90% of the comments here are appropriate.

        It’s your comment that sticks out for being wrong.

        1. So you’re OK with the whole Chinese nation and all Chinese people being condemned because one company found a less-than-tasteful way to make a quick buck? Did you see some of the horrid stuff people were hawking on American TV when Obama became President? Give me a break.

          In fact, I find your self-qualification (Chinese, born, worked and lived in China) to say what you did kind of suspect. It’s like the old “I’m not a racist, but ….” line some people use before launching into racist tirades.

          1. No,generalizations are always wrong. But when people make casual statements on a message board you accept it for what it is.

            Just because some Americans are crass, has nothing to do with this idiotic Android tablet.

            There are clearly some insulting and racist comments in this thread, but I can’t see the point in getting worked up about it. If the MDN take had been racist that would have been another matter. You can’t go around wasting all your time in life policing comments.

            As for the notion that I’m a racist and posing as Chinese in order to make racist comments is ludicrous. Where did I make any racist comments? I can assure you my passport says born in China.

            Some people who may have read a couple articles I wrote on the opinion page will know from my name that I am clearly Chinese no matter how you want to justify why my opinion differs from yours.

            1. You should practise what you preach. I’m not “worked up” about the “clearly … insulting and racist comments in this thread”. It’s no skin off my back.

              I think to say that “they have no shame. In fact, they don’t. What the Cultural Revolution did was to remove the moral compass of the people” sounds like a sweeping, mass-condemning statement that easily fits into that category.

              I’m assuming of course that the “they” you refer to is the Chinese people/nation. I don’t believe any connection has been made in the article between the Cultural Revolution and the specific people behind this tablet.

              If you are Chinese, well, good for you, although I don’t see how that qualifies you better to pass a sweeping comment about one billion people just because some Chinese are crass enough to come up with a tasteless product.

              My point in my original comment was just to point out that crassness is a human trait, not necessarily a Chinese trait. Since I’m assuming that most comments here are from Americans – a fairly logical conclusion considering that this appears to be largely an American forum – I think my point is better made by pointing out instances of crassness in America.

              And believe me, I’m not spending sleepless nights “policing” comments. I’m here just like everybody else, because I’m a long-time fan of the Mac and Apple. As this thread shows, it’s a lively forum where things often go beyond all things Apple.

              At the end of the day, I enjoy the give-and-take that goes on here. And if there’s something I disagree with, I try to present what to me is a reasoned response to that – which is what I think I did in the comment that you’ve chosen to respond so strongly to.

              Finally, please do not twist my words. Maybe you didn’t understand, but I was just questioning whether your claim to be Chinese was just a way of pre-qualifying yourself as being legit and above-board in making a sweeping statement about the whole Chinese nation.

              And I was simply comparing it to people I’ve met who preface a racist diatribe by first giving the “I’m not a racist, but …” line. Perhaps in order to keep things completely separate, I should have substituted the word “racist” with something like, oh, “expert” or something (as in “I’m not an expert but ….”), but I was really not expecting to run into somebody who would get this worked up over what was meant to be a mildly humorous, partly serious response to some of the comments here.

            2. OK Guys, fact is, any company trying to knock off Apple fails to do so. Yes, China may have over a billion people living in it, but most are extremely poor and most likely never heard of Apple, unless you mean the fruit. These companies can do whatever they want, but once they cross the border to where the real market share is, they will be faced with one lawsuit after anohter 🙂 Peece!

      2. “But this high moral bull coming from people who, among other things, invented and perfected the art of mass online theft of intellectual property is pure hypocrisy.”

        Exactly! Just ask most musicians.

  3. I’m sure Apple knew about the chance of their products will be copied. Every f… co. knew that when the greed of making more and more money made them move thousands of american and canadian companies there about 20 years ago.
    It’s payback time.
    Nobody mentions how many innovations came out of china. These could be small and big, all kinds, in all areas of life, but they were and are innovations. Unfortunately most people have no idea.
    So, IMO, this IS GOOD, Excellent!
    After all china now is in capitalism business.

  4. In every culture there are the good and the bad. Don’t generalize this behavior on the whole population. In the US there are the so-called “good” people pontificating on what other peoples ought to do which they could not practice on themselves.

    Proof: Look at the economic mess engulfing the “transparent” countries in the West and you would find that the politicians and Wall Street types are no different from the scum of the third world.

  5. The West isn’t innocent. As has been said, we’ve had some pretty nasty people and periods in our history as well, and as has been seen in the banking scandals, our corporate culture has no more moral compass than this article portrays (admittedly for us and China, some are better than others, some worse).

    And capitalism only works successfully when everyone involved has the highest moral fiber (same with socialism), which is both why we need government and why government so frequently fails.

  6. the other sad thing about all this is that it also hurts a lot of honest chinese manufacturers and innovators: THEY can’t produce innovative stuff because it gets ripped off.

    one Hong Kong film maker complained it’s very hard to make movies because his films get pirated instantly.

    a country can’t move up truly in the tech stakes unless it protects IP because there’s no profit in innovation if people can rip it off.

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