Say what? Converting your iPod Touch to an iPhone is now possible with Apple Peel 520 created by a Chinese company. Invented by a 22-year-old programmer who lives in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the gadget is comprised of a case that fits around the outside of Apple’s iPod Touch, a popular media player and WiFi-enabled pocket computer with email, maps and other applications.
The Apple Peel 520 case contains a battery, dock connector and SIM card that allows voice calls. Users will also have to install special software to enable a text messaging function and to allow the device to properly work with the iPod Touch.
Once installed, the Apple Peel gets around five hours of talk time and 120 hours on standby, according to a review posted on Dailytech.com. The iPhone costs between $588 – $740 while an iPod Touch is around $235. The Apple Peel sells for $57.
For now, the Apple Peel does have a few limitations like not having support for 3G, having a small lag time when calls are made from the iPod Touch and deleting and forwarding text messages is not available among other minor complaints
Still, it is a good start right?