North Korean technology giant Ryonghung has launched a controversial tablet called the same name as Apple’s iPad brand, but the specifications are equivalent to the product four years ago.
Ryonghung Korea Technology Co., Ltd. has just announced its latest tablet. It looks like a tablet ever launched in 2013. But now, the product is attracted by the familiar name iPad.
The Ryonghung iPad is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard memory, HDMI connectivity and a built-in keyboard and networking capabilities.
Moreover, Ryonghung iPad reminds people of the tablet Samjiyon running Android launched in 2013. At that time, the product also has a 1.2 GHz CPU configuration, 1GB RAM, 7 inch screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 8 or 16GB memory and running Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich.
After 4 years, North Korea again released a tablet form specifications similar but using the name iPad. This is not the first time we see Apple’s brand is so “offensive” so. In 2015, a trade show in Pyongyang displayed a tablet computer that looked like the Apple iMac.
During that time, North Korea also created a copy of OS X operating system called “Red Star 3.0” which allows running a Windows application. This platform mimics the look and feel of Apple OS X.
It is unclear what Ryonghung iPad installed operating system. According to the advertisement, the product is already available to users with features such as searching information, serving the office and working with documents. The computer supports more than 40 applications and has a memory card.