Devices that aim to imitate the iPhone 14 Pro are already available in China, mimicking various design elements of the device in an attempt to fool unsuspecting customers or provide a cheap way for some to buy a device that looks as the latest iPhone.

The clones, which seemingly started popping up on Chinese social media platforms a few weeks ago, are trying to dispel the rumors of the iPhone 14 Pro’s larger rear camera array and “pill and hole-punch” cutouts that cover the notch of the iPhone 14 Pro. Replace iPhone 13 Pro, Reflect. Even the box tries to closely emulate what ‌iPhone‌ customers have come to expect, right down to the barcodes, adhesive pull tabs, and accessories.

The devices appear to have a heavily skinned version of Android that just looks like iOS, but clearly can’t replicate any real experience with an Apple device. This also applies to the hardware, which shows some significant differences from what can actually be expected from real ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models, such as a large “chin” bottom bezel and some artificial cameras on the back. A video from YouTube channel “Amazing Unboxing” gives a closer look at the clones.

Earlier this year, counterfeit iPhone 14 cases hit the market in China, with varying levels of accuracy compared to genuine Apple accessories. The proliferation of fake Apple products from China associated with the iPhone 14 series may indicate how confident some manufacturers are about the exact design of this year’s new devices.

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