SHENZEN: Factory workers in Shenzen's "Appal Corporation" were left mystified and angered upon realising that American technology giant Apple Computers had stolen their tablet design and converted into the "Apple iPad". Appal's CEO, Mr. Moto Chola said that their factories servers had been attacked nearly one month ago by what appeared to be hackers from the United States, but there did not seem to be any data loss at that point. However, his worst suspicion came true when he saw Steve Jobs unveil the "revolutionaty" Apple iPad in an event at Cupertino.
Mr. Chola said that he immediately realised that it was his product's name and design as the specification sheet started to roll off. According to Mr Chola, as soon as he realised the Ipad had no multitasking, HDMI port, Multi SD slot, webcam, user-replacable battery and camee only with SSD capacities, he realised that it was his product disguised as something else.
According to Mr. Chola "We had been planning to launch this device in our local market as the "Ipad XL for the blind". iPad has been a popular trademark in China for many years and we basically wanted to provide blind people the experience of an Ipod Touch without having to pay so much money. That is exactly why we reduced the specifications for the market. Why else would we be selling a 17th century product in the 21st century? The only other thing it could be used for was a photo-frame"
Apple's representatives refused to comment on the situation when contacted, except the knee jerk response stating "Oooh...Apps!". Mr Chola is considering filing a lawsuit against the company, but secretly confessed that adding the missing features might be a cheaper option as it only added 15$s to the total cost while still being at a great price point for consumers.