I’ve heard the expression, “fake it ’til you make it” but this is a bit ridiculous. The Financial Times is reporting that a new trend is starting to catch among China’s mobile users — fake iPhone signatures.

I know, an Apple-related knock off in China, big surprise. But this might actually be taking things too far. Apparently users are willing to pay money for services to auto-add ‘sent from my iPhone’ to all of their messages…

As you might have guessed, these users don’t have iPhones. But they sure want other folks to believe they do. So much in fact that they’re willing to pay $1 a month to fund the charade.

Sure, $1 is peanuts compared to the actual cost of an iPhone. But it’s still weird. Here’s an advertisement from one of the vendors: “The iPhone is too expensive. If you don’t want to spend that money, then fake it!”

But weird or not, there’s obviously a market for this kind of service. We’re just not sure why.

What do you think of the fake ‘sent from my iPhone’ service?

[Gizmodo]

  • This is retarded, first thing i did when i got mine was to remove the “Sent from my iPhone” in Settings.

    • Same here. Including borrowing friends phones to remove the annoying sig.
      Sure have a sig, but let it be something useful ffs.

    • Same here. Including borrowing friends phones to remove the annoying sig.
      Sure have a sig, but let it be something useful ffs.

    • Ha i did the same thing

    • Ha i did the same thing

    • Dan

      I left the sig so people know I’m not home, in a hurry and that they are lucky I an replying at all.

      But paying to fake the sig? That’s just plain dumb

  • Too much effort to type it into their email signature settings?

    Ad@m

    • Anonymous

      “MESSAGES”. Read the damn article, man.

      • Oops, I guess the photo confused me… But because they’re usually shorter than emails, adding it to messages would become more annoying after time: “Where are you? Sent from my iPhone” “Can you pick up some milk? Sent from my iPhone” “No I didn’t buy an iPhone! Sent from my iPhone”

        Ad@m

      • Sina

        Does your iPhone add this sig to text messages you send ? Also does native messaging app have subject field ?
        Mine doesn’t; Maybe it is just me !!!

  • ah..i thought when posting to facebook. anyway..China is great on doing fake things..like that.

  • That’s ridiculous…

  • That’s ridiculous…

  • Honestly who can believe these posers. idiots.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Honestly who can believe these posers. idiots.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • ..sad. ..so sad.

    Sent from my iPhone’s Tweetbot App.

  • Seriously, guys ?

  • mordechai eliyahu

    haha this is my signature

    send from my jailbroken iphone

    • Kok Hean

      NO.

      Send from Santa’s iPhone.

      • waleed LA

        NO.

        Its SENT …. improve your grammar 🙂

      • Kok Hean

        I’m trying to copy mordechai eliyahu, if you didn’t know.

        And did you mean IT’S 😀

      • mordechai eliyahu

        wow that is to be by me really bad gramner 🙂
        ok here is fix

        Sent from my Jailbroken Iphone.

      • Anonymous

        waleed,

        you’re the dumbest poster ever!

  • Totally Dumb!!!

  • you’ve got to be fuckin kiddin me.

  • WTF

    sent from my iPhone

    And that cost me nothing.

  • Sina

    Is “Sent from my iPhone” kind of a sig ?!! I dont see it as a sig btw!
    IMO, sig must have smth useful or at least Sender’s name in it.
    I dont realy care about what device was used to send sms/email when I read them.

  • Anonymous

    I almost never send email from my iPhone.

  • That’s damn bullshit

  • Anonymous

    What a joke.

    Sent from my iBlackberry Nokia Android WindowsPhone8

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get this. First, who wants to fake a signature? Second, I bet anybody can do this for FREE.

    Sent from my iPhone