They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but somehow Nintendo probably won't see it that way.
App developer ZM2 Dev is behind the DoubleSys, an iPhone and iPod Touch app that emulates a Nintendo DS. Not in the sense of emulating games, but the handheld itself. You can rotate the system in a 3D space, open and close the device, change its color, and it's even got a few built-in games to play. Even the logo is the same, making you wonder how this ever got into the iTunes store to begin with.
According to the app's description:
Popular the world over, the hit game console is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch!
Oh jeez. That isn't even trying to cover your tracks. The developer promises updates adding more games, colors and a microphone function, but smart money is on none of that ever happening.
Apple had previously rejected a Commodore 64 emulator on the grounds of the app having to load and execute external code (roms, essentially). The DoubleSys doesn't do this, but come on, Apple.
Check out the video below to see unadulterated plagiarism in action. It's $4.99 and if you want to get it, well, you'd best act quick before Nintendo finds out.