This toy iPhone appears to be jailbroken

By , Feb 19, 2013

toy jailbreak iphone

We’re not sure if this is cool, or copyright infringement, but either way here you go. We’ve come across what appears to be a toy iPhone, that has seemingly been jailbroken. Notice the Cydia icon in the bottom row of icons?

Of course, it’s not called an iPhone. The packaging reads ‘Telephone Intelligent.’ And instead of Cydia, the iconic brown icon is labeled ‘Gift.’ But either way, it sure looks like someone is selling toy jailbroken iPhones…

Gizmodo points to images of the toy, but doesn’t provide any additional information. By the looks of it, it’s more than likely a ‘dollar store’ toy, meaning you could come across it in any grocery store or drug store toy aisle.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this. A few years ago, we wrote about a similar toy. And it’s not hard to figure out why—more than 20% of evasi0n’s traffic comes from China, where 90% of kids’ toys are made.

It’s still interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, it speaks to the popularity of jailbreaking, as the designers obviously chose to include the Cydia icon on the toy iPhone’s home screen. And two, you have to wonder if it’s legal.

Saurik was pretty vocal about the ‘Cydia’ app that popped up in the App Store last summer, using his trademarked name and icon. And this certainly appears to be a similar situation, although tracking these guys down may prove far more difficult.

What do you think?

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  • http://twitter.com/tsyoon2000 Tae Sung Yoon

    I smell a lawsuit…

    • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

      ….from Apple.

  • http://twitter.com/i3dev Saif Fersi

    Relax It’s Just a kid Toy

    • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

      That’s makes money on a trademarked name ..

      • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

        Yes, like about $10 annual profit.

        Get real.

      • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

        And it’s a trademarked icon.. What does the owner if this icon get ..FUCK ALL BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SAY THEY COULD USE IT..

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        nobody is getting EFFFED just please be quiet. I doubt Saurik is butthurt about this…..SMH.

      • a smit

        who cares!

      • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

        And if this icon got put on to a Samsung phone ..you be one if the first to shout sue them..

      • Kurt

        cydia is too inferior to go onto a Samsung phone. iphone blows in comparison that is

  • http://twitter.com/otapia13 Oscar

    I hate your ass you’re always writing about nonsense… stupid fucking articles. Write something that matters…

    • Martin

      Stupid kid.

      • Guest

        As stupid as you, your comment and its likers.

      • Martin

        Proven your stupidity yet again. Now including the people that down-voted me, and the people that up-voted you.

    • Qiren_94

      You can always choose not to read it. It’s your choice, no one is forcing you.

      • http://twitter.com/tsyoon2000 Tae Sung Yoon

        What did he say? His comment got deleted D:

    • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

      I’m surprised the mods haven’t deleted this. Must be asleep :p

  • http://twitter.com/johnlocke2342 Obi-Wan Mustacchi

    A lawsuit on the “Cydia” app on the App Store was needed because it was obviously misguiding people. This is a toy…

  • bloodshed

    i’m having a hard time trying to come up with an informative or proper comment to this topic..it’s just a toy. and very dumb too.

    • FlamingOzone

      Also copyright….maybe

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        STFU about copyright. I doubt that anyone is buying this ‘toy’ because its ‘jailbroken’ seeings how its a flipping toy, you cannot use it so its hardly Copyrighted. Now if the cydia app worked, then i would be impressed. Until then, nobody cares.

      • FlamingOzone

        CTFO bro just saying

      • FlamingOzone

        Wonder if they’ll start selling these at McDonald’s

      • Chuck Finley

        “You cannot use it so its hardly Copyrighted”

        Copyright law in a nutshell according to a stoner there folks.

      • 1337lolzorz

        Maybe you should take a toke and chill out. It’s just a stupid toy…

      • Chuck Finley

        I’m merely pointing out that that’s completely not what copyright law is.

  • Gerard Hampton

    Are you trying to say the real iphone isnt a toy made in china for $2??

    • Guest

      It’s actually made for 8$

      • iPhone5&sgs2

        I think its stupid to say that the iphone parts worth 8$
        its like to say that the A6 processor made of plastic and metal and it isnt even worth 0.5$.
        Also there is the operating system.

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

        The parts are worth more, but the production/assembly really costs just 8$.

  • josephz2va

    It’s also an iPhone OS 2.0. SMS migrated to iMessages in 4.0 and the 2D bar turned to 3D in 3.0

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

    On the news channel in my area, WSAZ, their advertisement for their mobile app shows the cydia icon on an ipad.

    • http://twitter.com/brooksbrooks104 brooks whiffen seale

      The best buy near me used to have a jailbroken iphone 4 on display… not sure how some one did that

      • http://twitter.com/Cesuva Matthew

        Probably JailbreakMe

      • 1337lolzorz

        I use to jailbreak iPhone 4’s on display in the apple store for shits and giggles.

      • Wassim Omais

        Those were the days……..

        Going to jailbreakme on the Apple Store iPhones :P
        Even if they blocked it, I just got around it by using a hotspot.

    • Donovan Davis

      I’ll give that one vote up for WV. PHANDROID

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

        Hahaha. Yeah I still keep up on my iPhone news

  • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

    Evais0n 1.4 now jailbreaks toys!!!

    • http://twitter.com/iAppleTech2 iAppleTech

      Evasi0n 1.4 now jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 ;P

      • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

        That comment was made before 6.1.2 was out ;)

  • batongxue

    Fuck the lawsuit!
    JB is simply super cool!

  • http://twitter.com/kingmoe738 Kingmoe738

    I saw this like 2 years ago at a dollar store.

  • christodouluke

    I saw a similar toy well over a year ago with installer and a NES emulator

  • http://twitter.com/Dynomite232 Nino 0raham

    where to buy i’m a collector

  • http://casonashertech.tumblr.com/ Cason Asher

    I have seen this in me local dollar tree. I may have a picture somewhere… crazy.

  • http://twitter.com/AppleDevFan Anthony Martinez 

    Old i had this toy phone like a year or two lol