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Apple Peel 520: iPod to iPhone ‘Converter’

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A Chinese company has created a device that converts iPods into iPhones. The gadget, known as Apple Peel 520, is made of a case that can fit around the outside of Apple’s iPod Touch, a battery, dock connector and Sim card, that makes it possible for users to make telephone calls after installing certain applications.

In addition, those users who are interested in sending and receiving text messages can install a program to enable this function. If installed properly, the Apple Peel device can last for up to 5 hours talk time and 120 hours on standby. The device inventor was quoted on CNN as saying that Apple Peel was created as the iPhone is “too expensive in China” hence the addition of text and phone calls to existing iPod functionalities which includes a media player, WiFi-enabled pocket computer with e-mail, maps and so on.

It is not yet known whether the product will be successful or not although there are plans for future mass productions once the company can confirm that there are no intellectual violations of property rights.

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  2. UK Webmaser forum

    August 31, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I can not predict what Apple’s reaction we be on this device, but I like to know the reaction of on it. I hope you will update us on this issue, when Apple react.

  3. Jabber Server

    August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    The whole point of this is for existing iPod touch users to buy something cheap that’ll transform their iPod to an unlocked gsm world phone. If you just wanted to buy a phone from the get go, you can just buy an iPhone 4 and unlock it. I don’t think many people are waiting to buy a new iPod touch to turn them into phones.

  4. Computer Help

    September 4, 2010 at 12:12 am

    When apple can sue domain squatters,then its obvious that they will surely sue this company in the coming days,just waiting for the updates on the topic

    • Jenn

      October 19, 2011 at 3:12 am

      This sounds like a great device, but there is no doubt that Apple would be against this. What would SIRI think?

    • Amie

      October 19, 2011 at 5:31 am

      That’s a fraud! I am interested in this apple peel, Good luck to the company! Apple would surely take a legal action on the company.

    • Alicia

      November 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      I think this thingy is all we need here. We often find it hard to convert using some other ones. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  5. horsegames

    September 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    cool no need to buy the iPhone now. But the question is will Apple approve it?

  6. MO-Call

    September 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Is there any update to this? Will Apple sue?

  7. marek

    October 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I’m very interested in this apple peel – I didn’t know about it

  8. Sarah

    March 7, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Wow. We did some searches to our website recently along the lines of turning an iPod into an iPhone. We thought the people we nuts. This explains it!

  9. Jim Olenbush

    August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Obviously, Apple is against this. Come on, it’s their invention that they’re manipulating. They even disallowed jailbreaking the iphones, Now this? I highly doubt that Apple will accept this.

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