Positively fake budget iPhone video proves its rumor season
As new iPhone day gets closer every year, we see a series of well-crafted — but still fake — leaks attempting to grab some of the tremendous attention Apple curiosity generates. A video made by a company who claims to have modeled their new Android phone off of a leaked budget iPhone they they got their hands on is by far the most capitalist approach to this annual spectacle we’ve seen so far.Techdy has made a name for itself recently by producing inexpensive versions of popular phones that, at a distance, could easily be mistaken for the original. The Bear Pro is the spitting image of the HTC One, with the only obvious difference on the front being the paw print where the HTC logo should be. The company has a new phone coming out soon that they have dubbed the Basic Bear, with the claim that they got the design from time that they spent with the oft-rumored budget iPhone that is expected (by some) to land later this year.After you watch the video of the hands-on they did with the totally real and not at all computer generated budget iPhone, you can see a few photos on their website. What you’ll see is an “iPhone” that is never seen with the screen on in the hands of people who very clearly know how to make phone cases.If you don’t want to wait for Apple’s budget phone — which may or may not be a real thing — you can pre-order the Basic Bear for just $199. You’ll get a 4-inch phone with a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 and 2GB of RAM, which truth be told is nothing to sneeze at.Outside of the Ultrapixel camera, 802.11ac radio, and LTE support (which are pretty key features), it looks like they Techdy crammed a 16GB HTC One into the iPhone-alike. It also seems like they already have 5,000 pre-orders, if the website is to be believed.All this really shows us is that the iPhone season is now in full swing. The leaks for the next iteration from Apple will likely come in at a steady trickle, just like last year. We may not get so many leaks that someone will piece together their own iPhone 5S out of parts, but from now until the announcement day, you can expect “leaks” like this from every direction.