North Korea unveils its own 'iPad'

Ryonghung iPad
The Ryonghung iPad Photo credit: Myohyang IT/supplied

There are people out there who call any tablet, regardless of its operating system, an iPad - and North Korea knows it.

Myohyang IT, a state-owned tech company, has unveiled its latest tablet - the iPad. Or, in full, the Ryonghung iPad.

According to Myohyang advertising, its iPad "can perform a range of functions such as reading different sources of digital information, office work and documentation".

It also has "more than 40 apps" reports, which is considerably less than the official Apple App Store, which has 2.2 million.

Some of the apps, including 'Good Doctor 3.0' come on a separate SD card, which suggests the Ryonghung iPad can do at least one thing the real deal can't.

Advertising for the Ryonghung iPad
Advertising for the Ryonghung iPad Photo credit: Myohyang IT/supplied

But with relatively weak specs, about the same as the iPad 2 - 1Ghz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GM internal memory (expandable up 24GB with an SD card) and an eight-inch screen - there's probably not a lot it can do, compared to Apple's latest tablet offering (1.8GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 9.7-inch screen).

In 2015, another state-owned North Korean company produced a range of computers that resembled Apple's iMac range, and the country's own operating system recently switched from a Windows 7-type look to emulating Apple's OS X.