What everyone thought was just another April Fool's prank turned out to be a clever market testing strategy.
Gaming retailer Hyperkin has unveiled a hardware emulator that can turn an iPhone into a Game Boy on April 1 with the following announcement on its Facebook page: "Meet the Smart Boy, an upcoming Game Boy-compatible device for the iPhone 6 Plus. This notion art shows that it will attach to the mobile phone, turning it into a handheld gaming device compatible with Game Boy and its Color cartridges."
Basically, the concept art looks like the control half of a Game Boy clipped to an iPhone. It has all the buttons on the classic handheld gaming device but this time, it will get power from the smartphone which is capable of providing about 5 hours straight of gameplay, as reported by Cheyney Group Marketing.
And after seeing a tide of positive response from consumers, Hyperkin came out with the punch line: "A lot of you were speculating that the Smart Boy is an April Fools' joke.
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