Accompanying the launch of the iPad in Japan this past Thursday was the release of a knockoff affectionately known as the iPed in Shenzhen, China. Now if that name sounds familiar, it’s because that’s where the Foxconn plant is located. Foxconn, of course, manufactures a bevy of products for Apple and has been in the news of late due to a rash of employee suicides.
The iPed (apparently you swipe with your feet instead of your hands) comes in a box that looks awfully similar to the real thing.
As for the device itself, it comes with an Intel processor and runs Google’s Android OS. And just how much will this bad boy set you back? An astonishing 9,600 Yen, or $105. In comparison, the real iPad costs about $536.