Apple has done a great job marketing the iPhone and almost everyone knows what it is, a smart phone manufactured by Apple Inc. Well in Brazil the iPhone is not made by Apple and is not running iOS. The Brazilian iPhone comes unlocked and runs on Android, not iOS, but wait there’s more… it’s got a 700Mhz processor, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera and can support 2 SIM cards… all this for around $300!
Who makes this phone you ask? IGB Eletronica does and they have had the IPHONE name since the 1998. Yep, the guys in Cupertino are not happy about this and of course have their lawyers all over it. Too bad the chances of securing that name rights are going to be on the slim side. So what else could they do… well money talks and we all know Apple Inc has some deep pockets.
The Apple version of the iPhone has been selling in Brazil and will not stop; they just might not be able to call it the iPhone. What would you guys call it instead?