Cheap copies of Apple Watch
We know that cheap copies of the iPhone and iPad were and still are, available on the market. Now there are copies of Apple’s smartwatch! Smartwatches that look the same and have a similar user interface, could be found on the China’s most popular online shopping service. On the Alibaba Taobao, you can find almost the same smartwatches as the Apple smartwatch, under name AW08 and iWatch.
There are many differences between official Apple’s smartwatch and these cheap copies. The main difference is the OS. They use Android OS instead of Apple’s iOS. The price is $40 (250 yuan). The real Apple smartwatch costs 2.600 yuan. These copies don’t have heart-monitoring sensors, so several features are not available. As the result of this, these smartwatches has longer battery life! But this doesn’t mean you should buy them! Some of them even have Apple logo, but in the description they are completely different than Apple’s smartwatch!
Apple’s products are very popular in China, so it is expected that many people will buy these cheap copies. People who really like Apple’s products, but cannot afford them, will find consolation in them. Apple can protect their products against copying, but it is expensive and it requires too much time. I personally believe that there is some other reason, and that Apple have some benefits from these copies!
If you are thinking that you want fake Apple smartwatch, stop. I had once a Chinese iPhone 3GS. Believe me, it was the worst phone (actually you cannot even call it a phone) I ever had! Yes, they can copy the design, so these copies look like original products, but they cannot copy OS or quality.