North Korea’s got a new tablet on the market. And it’s not shied away from calling it an iPad.
The “Ryonghung IPad” was featured in the latest edition of the country’s Foreign Trade magazine.
In it, the product is claimed to have a quadcore 1.2 Ghz CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB hard disk, an HDMI cable connection and a keyboard, according to NK News. It’s manufactured by Myohyang IT Company.
“The iPad has been…highly appreciated at the third national sci-tech festival and the national intellectual property products show in 2016,” the ad says.
The tablet includes a North Korean version of WebMD, that the maker says can “diagnose up to 1,200 ailments”, together with other apps, including a dictionary.
It’s not the first tablet that North Korea has sold — the reclusive state had three domestically-produced tablets in 2013 — but the Ryonghung IPad is the first time the country has ripped off an Apple trademarks.
Current leader Kim Jong-un apparently loves Apple, as did his dad. Kim Jong-Il reportedly used a 15-inch Macbook Pro, while his son was pictured next to an iMac in a 2013 photo that was circulated:
At the same time, the country reportedly released its own in-house knock-off of Apple’s Mac OS X, called Red Star 3.0:
Apple — if it takes the effort — might be able to defend its trademark in the reclusive totalitarian state. After all, North Korea has been a member of the Madrid Protocol since 1996, an international agreement which regulates the use of trademarks.