IDEAL Conceal 'iPhone gun'
The IDEAL Conceal ‘iPhone gun’ is set to go on sale in the next few weeks, but it’s already making quite a stir. IDEAL Conceal

Apple prides itself for being innovative when it comes to its products. That’s why the Cupertino-based tech giant should be delighted to know that one company is pushing boundaries with a new product that looks a whole lot like an Apple iPhone, only it’s not a phone. IDEAL Conceal is set to launch and make its foldable pistol, dubbed unofficially as the “iPhone gun,” available for sale in the US in the next few weeks, and it’s already making quite a stir.

IDEAL Conceal has already placed its smartphone-looking handgun available for pre-order, but authorities in Europe are worried that units of the so-called iPhone gun will be illegally imported into the continent. Police forces are now on alert and on the lookout for any such activity, further adding stress to their already taxing ordeal against terror threats. Over the weekend, law enforcers in Belgium have sent out an alert indicating that imports of the foldable firearm may soon hit the streets of Europe despite the fact that not a single iPhone gun has yet to be spotted.

“To the eye, nothing can distinguish it from a mobile telephone,” the Belgian police alert said as quoted by The Times via La Dernière Heure. “Most people possess a smartphone, meaning that it can pass completely overlooked.”

The IDEAL Conceal handgun can be folded up to look like an innocent-looking iPhone with a hard casing. With just a snap, it transforms into a lethal shooter with laser that’s good enough to fire a couple of shots. The .380-caliber pistol, which already has 12,000 pre-orders booked, is priced at US$395 (AU$525), way more affordable than an actual iPhone 7 handset that starts at AU$1,079.

“The idea for IDEAL Conceal follows the present-day demand for handguns that people can carry on a day to day basis, in a manner that makes carrying a gun easy to do,” says the Minnesota-based manufacturer of the iPhone gun on its website. “From soccer moms to professionals of every type, this gun allows you the option of not being a victim.”

“In today’s day and age, carrying a concealed pistol has become a necessity,” IDEAL Conceal further adds. “Smartphones are everywhere, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight.”

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