Recent rumors have promised exciting iPad releases this year, but none of them warned us about Ryonghung’s iPad. That could be because it wasn’t made by Apple, but by a North Korean company that decided to use the same name for its proposal – with marked differences – a rough design and horrible specifications.
North Korea does not have access to Apple devices for obvious reasons, but its citizens can use computers and gadgets that are seriously blocked by the government. The government even has its own operating system called Red Star that is inspired by OS X.
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For those who need more mobile computing, there is now an “iPad”, which as the advertisement says, can perform a number of functions such as reading different sources of digital information, office work and documentation and which also has more than 40 applications.
The device is powered by an anonymous quad-core processor with a speed of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and a measly 8 GB of internal memory, although that’s probably all that’s needed for just 40 applications. You can also access the Internet, as long as you don’t try to do anything fun.
Apple has previously sued third-party companies that use the name of the iPad, but it seems unlikely that it will waste its time chasing Ryonghung, as it in no way attempts to undermine sales of the original device. In addition, this is not the first time that something like this has happened in North Korea; in addition to its own macOS-inspired operating system, the country has its own version of Netflix, which enables citizens to enjoy national productions that focus on loyalty to the government and the family of the “Supreme Leader.
However, the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, if he has been seen using an iMac for his daily activities, of course a totally original one.