Apple Peel Transforms Your iPod Touch Into An iPhone... Assuming It Exists

Isn’t the iPod Touch the worst, guys? It’s an iPhone for all intents and purposes, save the notable exception of, y’know… the phone part. That’s gotta be frustrating.

Enter the Apple Peel 520. Developed by a company fit to call itself Yosion, the Apple Peel is a fancy hack which attempts to do the impossible: turning your (presumably jailbroken) iPod Touch into… well, not an iPhone proper, but close enough. Retailing for a rumoured ¥300 – ¥500 ($44 – $74), the case allegedly also acts as a beefed up battery (800mAh) to account for all the calls you’ll be making.

That is, of course, if you’ll be making them. With no available information of any kind, not even a website, it’s understandably difficult to believe. In fact, the only thing keeping me from throwing this article out entirely is this video. Too good to be true? Maybe. Or maybe you should just bum a friend’s old iPhone 3G off of him when he trades up. Unlike the Apple Peel, iPhones are confirmed to exist.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
Randy Alberts
July 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Most people I know with iPhones don’t use them as a phone. 95% of the they are using it to browse Twitter or some other social networking site.

Any way, I would have to see this working to believe it.

 
 
#2
Matt Pritchett
July 29th, 2010 at 9:13 am

The video doesn’t actually prove anything besides that it can simulate calls. My guess is that, if this is real, it is a modification of skype.

 

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