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Are these fake iPod Nanos?

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First time I saw them imitation iPod Nanos (2nd Gen) were at the 168 Mall last month. This week-end, I saw them again at the SM Appliance Storeand they were displayed in the shelves along with several other music players. Took pictures using my N6233 (sorry for the crappy images).

Fake Nano
The label says the MP4 Player has an FM Tuner, Games, Music & Record Voice.

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Fake Ipod Nanos
There are two capacities – 512MB (Php4,100+) and 1GB (Php6,400+), in a variety of colors.

Sm Appliance Store

I think these are manufactured in the same factories in China, minus the expensive high-capacity flash drives of the original Apple iPods. 

Update: Turns out these are MP4-branded  music players that looks very similar to the designs of the Apple iPod. I’m seeing more and more look-alikes of these in a lot of stores in the metro.

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NatDuv
NatDuv
11 years ago

These have been here in NYC since 2005. lol. I bought a 2gig in gray preety good.

accountant
11 years ago

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emokatorse
emokatorse
13 years ago

It is IMMITATION..FAKE and IMMITATION have similarities.

emokatorse
emokatorse
13 years ago

yahh. its fake.i already seen it in SM appliances store many times. SM is now selling fake mp4s , cameras, etc. SM look like a big 168 store now.haha (no offense)

Carla
Carla
13 years ago

Hello?

Fake iPod Nano?
Binasa mo ba yung mga sulat sa box ng sinasabi mong “FAKE iPod nano”? Nakasulat ba yung iPod sa box?

Read first. That’s what i’m trying to say. Kung gusto mong manira ng pangalan ng isang reputable na appliance center, then I suggest siguraduhin mo yung accusations mo.

HINDI GANYAN YUNG BOX NG iPOD. Mukhang iPOD lang.

Tama si Aldrin Jose

Aldrin Jose
Aldrin Jose
13 years ago

Guys. Those are NOT FAKES! those are MP3s and the manufacturer decided to imitate the structure of the original apple ipods. Ipods are only produced by Appleand those are produced by proline and such. Got it? SM are not selling fakes.

Jem Magnaye
Jem Magnaye
14 years ago

Guys if you want some fake ipods and other MP3 players like fake ipod video then visit our stall
at Makati Cinema Square unit 17 upper level near HBC. we also do wholesale for 10 units or more.
check us out and see how low are prices really are.

BlogWatcher
BlogWatcher
14 years ago

Why do you refer to it as ‘Fake iPods’? Is there an iPod logo or word on the MP4 players? Is the Microsoft Zune a ‘Fake iPod’ as well?
Apple does not own the trademark or rights to an MP3/MP4 player. They own the rights though to their iPod software, the Apple logo, and the iPod name.

It only goes to show you’d right anything on your blog so that you’d get hits for Google. Get a life, and get a better paying job so that you won’t have to write stupid blogs.

Rhia
14 years ago

Thats not an ipod nano. Ipod nano is small. I have one. I bought it in american base in Germany.

stupid ka
14 years ago

This is NOT a fake iPod…
Hindi naman iPod naka lagay sa label eh!
MP4 ang naka lagay

the only issue here is, IF ang design ng iPod nano ay may patent, saka pa lang pwede mag reklamo ang apple

JM Flores
JM Flores
14 years ago

I’ve also seen some of these so-called “fakes” on SM Appliance Center. The main difference between these players and those sold in Greenhills (or any other mass-market place that sells iPod-like devices) is that those at SM Appliance Center do not have the word “iPod” or an Apple logo on them. What is written on the packaging and the device itself is the name of the manufacturer (Pensonic is one example). Those at Greenhills, however, are the total fakes: they bear the iPod name and the Apple logo.
Actually, it’s not only the iPod that’s being faked. I’ve also seen some devices which have very similar features to the fake iPods which are branded as “Sony”. These fake Sony Walkmen (plural of Walkman?!??!?!? I’m talking about Sony’s line of music players) bear virtually no resemblance to the original Walkman models I’ve seen in a Sony catalogue.
Bottom line: the iPod is so expensive (although it’s becoming more and more affordable than ever before), and a lot of people (some or most of which cannot afford a real iPod) want to get their hands on the gadget.
The iPod is a victim of bad promotion and advertising. It sells not because of its functions, but because it’s “cool”. That’s just pathetic.

smiley1243
smiley1243
14 years ago

i bought this player a month ago and just recently it’s freezing on me, it wont turn on, if it does it’s stuck on the preloader, and the computer would not recognize it anymore (when initially it didnt need a driver softwear to work)
does anyone have any idea what the hell is wrong?

dayan
dayan
14 years ago

i dont think there is a problem with that mp3/mp4 player.. its just an ipod look a like.. di naman nila sinabi na IPod yung item eh… they used their own brand name naman… di rin naman sinasabi ng sales person na ipod un eh.. we must admit na sometimes kahit alam na nating di original ang isang bagay binibili pa rin natin kasi affordable… and if you are really looking for the original item, dapat matuto ka mag-compare sa ibang naka-display or hanapin mo yung official distributor.. =)

picollo
picollo
14 years ago

I already bought one (11K)to a certain friend. I dnt know how much they are being sold at the mall. What inspired me to buy one was the features, it has TV, Video Player, 2MB Camera, Cfone, Radio, PDA and extra battery and 512 MB memory card. what i am scared now is the spares just in case it gets problem,,, any one got this too?

dave m.
dave m.
14 years ago

Isnt dat company bringing in Pda cp fm china dat r sold in a shop at vmall? theyre goin to get screwd by NTC for illegal distribution w/o license. id lyk 2 c dat

Mohinder - Imitation research team for xxxxx
Mohinder - Imitation research team for xxxxx
14 years ago

Around 2-3 years ago, like other distributors, they would print logos of apple, ipod, sony, whatever they can think of on the unit and on the exterior screen. Until ’05-’06 Apple and sony complained to the local authorities for infringement..Anyway, those dealers have been cracked down, they cant even offer bribes(PHP millions)cuz a representative from one of those companies (im not saying who)is taking this matter seriously..

Those pictures of Mp4 player comes from a company called Bse7ven..They don’t use or print logos of apple, ipod, nano, whatsoever…It may have the same casing and in some cases, it might look similar to the real ones if you just take a quick glance..The difference are so obvious when you look at it carefully…There is no ‘click button’ on the real Ipods, just a touch screen pad….These mp4 are not so bad as you may think, it’s got more features than Ipod (FM, voice recorder, ebook, games, MP4 in AMV format(unit comes with the software for converting formats)….It’s not bad to own one, just don’t buy it from ‘bSe7ven’ at SM APPLIANCE CENTER it’s such a ripp off…3,000+ (64USD) for 1 gb? Some places i know sells it S.R.P. ranging 1,500-2,000k for exactly the same thing (features, interface, software, battery, and warranty)

Nick
14 years ago

hey ya i live in the usa
Oklahoma
and today my friend showed me one of these
and i thought they were really cool
so i thought i would research them

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