P88 Tablet Rips Off...OS X?

Posted: Mar 10 2010, 8:31am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:56pm CDT , in Hot Gadgets


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I'm not sure quite how to qualify this one. Great Long Brother, a Chinese gadget maker with a very disturbing name, threatened Apple with a lawsuit if the every release the iPad in China. They claim that Apple stole the design for the iPad from their P88 tablet. To be fair, the P88 launched 5 months before the official roll-out of the iPad.

Now, GizChina reports, Great Long Brother has just added another baffling chapter to their conflict with Apple. They've ripped off OS X and by altering the everliving hell out of Windows 7. The home screens of their new P88 tablets feature the Apple logo, and the word “Mac”. The UI on these machines looks like the bastard child of Win 7 and OS X, conceived after some terrible bender.

No word yet of any Apple response to this latest attention-grabbing ploy from Great Long Brother.

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