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Poor Jian's apple

Kelian Jian's apple
With a "apple" can transform your iPod on the iPhone

Magic magic due to the inventor of the two roots of obsession.

□ Text / correspondents Tang Liang

iPODTouch change iPhone, almost no warning, an "apple" product turned out, highly respected.

"Apple" is somewhat similar to iPod Touch coat, but carried on the back button of its own communication module, can use the SIM card, iPod Touch phone, SMS, GPRS Internet access, and the iPhone has the same form and function. China Unicom (5.08,0.07,1.40%) released iPhone 3GS 32GB price of 6999 yuan, while relying on "apple", Apple fans need to spend 2,000 yuan can only have an iPhone, this is the "apple" have to fire reasons.

However, with the "apple" in the hot, its two grass-roots inventors future is uncertain.

They are 22-year-old and 25 year-old Pan Yong Pan Lei, brothers born in Xinyang, Henan. Pan Beach is very restless childhood, the most troublesome part of China school students in a class, performance last, but obsessed with the computer.

After graduating University of software development, Pan Yong worked at a small electronics company in Shenzhen, low wages, live frugally six months to buy a beloved iPhone side of mobile phone, did not expect the machine hung up after a week. From the Chinese people in general logic, such as the Pan Beach is not the use of rags iPhone, much less to build a iPhone. But do not think Pan Beach.

Pan Yong think, iPod Touch and iPhone are very similar, but can not talk and send text messages. If the converted iPod Touch iPhone, can have a cheap iPhone.

Thus, Pan Beach began to draw up their own minds iPhone dream. Die design from the circuit board to learn from scratch, he found abroad by Google engineers, Qian Xin ask, and the other all you know. When in March 2009 Google out of China, Pan Beach began to find China through Baidu engineers consult the responses received was "to much money."

Of course no one would help a "mixed kid," Moreover, he was mad enough to resign in December 2009 made a dream! Pan swimming obsession only touched his Gege Pan Lei, which the company from operating out of funding the renovation effort to help, this is also arguing with his virtuous wife several times. My brother made for the iPod Touch to make a case to make it into iPhone integrated solution, which is the later "apple."

July 2010, "apple 520" successfully developed, the brothers succeeded. Soon, the major site crazy Biography "apple" video, in waves of netizens exclaimed, the brothers also received great respect and praise. They are ready to register "derivatives technology" company, specialized production, "apple", excitement and even forget to check into "derived technology company" in fact already exists.

The brothers also neglected one thing - run rampant cottage. "Apple" came just two weeks later, a similar product called Tphone rushed to market in Zhongguancun (8.35,0.00,0.00%), Shenzhen Huaqiang (9.27,0.09,0.98%) North. Unfortunately, the brothers did not apply for a patent for their invention - even if the application must also run one year, when the cottage products already dominate the market. Even if the brothers immediately put into production, but also requires five million start-up capital, batteries, motherboards, communications, housing, assembly and other areas all need foundry support. In fact only the poor brothers of 10 million, found a small factory, making money out of the 200 "apple" and only 60 can be used.

The point is, Apple and the iPhone into China's Unicom to treat the "apple" of the hot, they will not be prosecuted for infringing the brothers do? Pan Lei had told this reporter, maybe I should go to jail in October. More unfortunately, not an angel investor support from start to finish, hard to believe that the brothers could have any new good ideas.

Before the wolf, after the tiger, but also to Dances with Wolves, which is swimming with Pan Lei Pan the moment. They are still "poor boy" and "mixed Kid", "apple" is not brought them wealth, at least not in a limited future.

Perhaps, the brothers have realized that their most valuable possession is their creativity, and this is what is most lacking in the spirit of the Chinese manufacturing industry.



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