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Taiwan Protests Apple Maps That Show Island As Province of China

TokyoJimu Re:news for nerds... (262 comments)

Taiwan is still a province of the ROC.

Right. Even their license plates say "åç£çoe" (Taiwan Province).

about a year ago
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What You Get When You Buy a $40 iPhone In a Bar

TokyoJimu Re:Sorry dude, it's fake (211 comments)

At Macworld Expo, several companies were selling iPhone-compatible gloves. Good thing I live in an area where these are not needed.

more than 4 years ago
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What You Get When You Buy a $40 iPhone In a Bar

TokyoJimu Re:Sorry dude, it's fake (211 comments)

True, it all adds up. But still, people in the U.S. (and most other developed countries, I suspect) don't buy fake iPhones.

more than 4 years ago
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What You Get When You Buy a $40 iPhone In a Bar

TokyoJimu Sorry dude, it's fake (211 comments)

I recently spotted a waiter with an iPhone in a third-world country so I went over to ask him about it. But it quickly became obvious that it was a fake. The sad thing is, I don't think the guy knew it. He said his mom paid $120 for it but it was basically unusable. You had to press real hard on the screen and the location calibration was way off (I'd played with another fake iPhone when I was in Laos and it was much better than this one). I showed him mine and the way it's supposed to work, with just a light flick of the finger.

Once I'd convinced him it was a fake, he asked me how much fakes like his go for in the U.S. I told him we don't have the fakes because you can get a new real one for $99 (with two-year contract). I ended up talking to the guy for a half-hour and it was a learning experience for both of us. But I felt bad for the guy, having spent several months' salary on a phone that barely worked (and possibly thinking that Apple makes such poor products)

more than 4 years ago

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