Fake Apple iWatches Being Sold On Facebook

Fake Apple iWatches Being Sold On Facebook
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There’s been plenty of talk that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on an iWatch. Well now, you can buy an “Apple LED watch” if you live in Pakistan. Unfortunately though, if you’re looking for Apple’s iWatch, you won’t be getting the real deal because there is no such official device from the iPhone maker.

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Fake Apple watches sold on Talk Watch page

We found these fake Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) watches on a Facebook page called Talk Watch. The face of the watch is shaped just like the Apple logo, and according to the page, it comes in white, black, yellow, red, orange, blue, brown, turquoise, neon green and purple. The seller of the watches does appear to be in Pakistan, as the phone number which is provided on the page is a Pakistani mobile phone number. Of course technically, you could say that it’s an unbranded apple (lowercase) watch because the face is in the shape of an apple, but the shape looks pretty much like a rip-off of Apple’s logo.

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The first hint that these watches aren’t the real iWatch, aside from the fact that Apple hasn’t launched it yet, is simply the way they look—like a cheap piece of plastic. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would never put out something which looks like this. The giant face is also just hideous, in my opinion. Apple would probably go for something far more elegant and less obvious than a watch shaped like its logo.

And then there’s the price, which the page lists as 899 Pakistani rupees ($8.57) for one, 1,500 rupees ($14.31) for two and 2,000 rupees ($19.07) for three of them. To put this into perspective, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s 64-gig iPhone 5S is listed for 99,999 rupees ($953.69) at Pakistani mobile phone retailer What Mobile.

What Apple’s iWatch might look like

It appears as if the so-called “Apple LED watch” for sale on the Facebook page is just a watch with no special features, but the iWatch is expected to be something fabulous. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been hiring sensor experts and may be working on incorporating some health measurement and monitoring capabilities into the device. Some speculate that Apple may even be using sapphire glass for the face of the watch.

Analysts have been expecting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to release a so-called iWatch for quite some time. Some said it would be last year, but of course that didn’t happen, so now many are saying we could see it this year.

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Michelle Jones is editor-in-chief for ValueWalk.com and has been with the site since 2012. Previously, she was a television news producer for eight years. She produced the morning news programs for the NBC affiliates in Evansville, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama and spent a short time at the CBS affiliate in Huntsville. She has experience as a writer and public relations expert for a wide variety of businesses. Email her at Mjones@valuewalk.com.
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