Apple Peel 520 turns your iPod Touch into a phone

ipod-touch-phoneWhen the iPhone was launched in July of 2007, it was so much hyped that everybody who saw the phone once just wanted to own it.However not everybody could afford its ownership due the contract and the dataplan you had to add to your contract. Another concern was it was tied to only one telecom operator in US. When Apple realized all this they did not wait to launch the new iPod touch to tap the new developed market for this device, iPod touch was using the same iOS operating system as the iPhone but with no calls and SMS features.

If your ever wished that your iPod Touch could make a call, then it quite possible now. A 22 year old Chinese developer from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen was able to invent such device which is now called Apple Peel 520. It is comprised of a case that fits around the outside of Apple’s iPod Touch. It contains a battery, dock connector and SIM card holder that allows voice calls. Isn’t it cool? By installing a special software provided by the company, the user could enable a text messaging function. Once everything has been installed, the device could stand five hours of talk time and 120 hours on standby.

In an interview with CNN, the maker of the device, “Maxpy” said he invented the device “Because I love the iPhone, but it’s too expensive in China.”

The iPhone, which was officially launched on the mainland last October, more than two years after its debut in the US, costs between $588 – $740 while an iPod Touch is around $235. The Apple Peel sells for $119 on Pre-order in US.

Below is a short video provided by the company demonstrating the call capability of the newly invented device.

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