Kim Jong-un’s North Korea produces Apple iPad knockoff

“North Korea’s got a new tablet on the market. And it’s not shied away from calling it an iPad,” Yi Shu Ng reports for Mashable. “The ‘Ryonghung IPad’ was featured in the latest edition of the country’s Foreign Trade magazine.”

“In it, the product is claimed to have a quadcore 1.2 Ghz CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB hard disk, an HDMI cable connection and a keyboard, according to NK News,” Ng reports. “It’s manufactured by Myohyang IT Company.”

Ng reports, “Nobody knows what OS the Ryonghung IPad will run on, but if past tablets are any indication, it’ll likely be a heavily-neutered form of Android.”

North Korea's Ryonghung IPad
North Korea’s “Ryonghung IPad”


Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, frequently likes to "inspect" food processing plants.  Very frequently.
Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, frequently likes to “inspect” food processing plants. Very frequently.

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MacDailyNews Take: Doesn’t matter if they’re from the north or the south, it seems. Producing bad knockoffs is the Korean way.

Good thing Steve’s not here or he’d go thermonuclear on Kim’s fat ass!


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  1. Yet another unexpandable portable from Kim Jong-un! Where is the new pro computer for us video professionals in North Korea? Ever since Kim Jong-un took over from Kim Jong-il there has been a complete focus on the consumer market and no upgrades to the pro computers! Most of us are already switching to Chinese and Russian made boxes. North Korea needs to start addressing the needs of the pro market!

  2. This is not too unlike the Soviet Union “personal computer” they introduced in the late 80s. It looked almost identical to the Mac Plus. It was slower, harder to program, and was overall not very good, but it was OBVIOUSLY an attempt at a knock off of the Mac Plus.

  3. It’s bad enough when you realize that the people you live with, in the same country can see things dramatically differently than you do, but when you guys like this, presiding over failed socialist states and pretending to be successful, you just have to wonder if insanity is viral.

  4. If Kim made an iMac, ATV4 and Mac Pro today, it will be light years ahead of Apple’s.

    At least we know fatboy Kim likes to upgrade and test his products, i.e. as in missiles. Apple does nothing with their lineup.

  5. Just like his dad, Il, Un does not produce any significant armaments, the most recent being its missiles, in N. Korea; China produces them and gives them to Un. So any of Trump’s sabre rattling against Un is effort misplaced. Trump should go after the cause, China.

    And I doubt that Un’s people produced the “Ryonghung IPad” too. This is because NK has nearly zero infrastructurem; Any wealth is produces goes to its generals.

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