Ripp off? What do you mean by that. HTC had deniened claims that its new One A9 flagship smartphone copies the iPhone design. HTC at a press briefing in Tiawan says, that “it’s Apple that copies us” in terms of antenna design – and we (Taiwanese handset maker) HTC was first to release a metal unibody smartphone nearly three years ago. What do you think of it?
HTC counters in response to iPhone 6s copycat claims, says “Apple copied us“. And it is admitted and witnessed that HTC smartphone from the past were so gorgeous beacuse of its design and which Apple has took the chance to hype the familiar one with its iPhone 6 launch in 2014 and suceeded.
The response was reported by Want China Times:
“We’re not copying. We made a uni-body metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back,” Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, said at a press briefing at the Taiwan launch of the One A9.
“The A9 is made thinner and more lightweight than our previous metal-clad phones. This is a change and evolution, and we’re not copying,” he said.
An iPhone 6 clone means GooPhone i6S or any other cheaper models and if we are speaking about the HTC’s One A9 as a makeover, then don’t. A picture worth thousands of words and just look at the phone below – both of those sleek smartphones were designed by Apple, but only one of them was actually made by Apple.
Now HTC has decided to speak for itself as one brave executive swallowed his pride to defend his company’s new initiative, HTC One A9 agsinst Apple’s iPhone 6 lookalike. Back from the past, if you look at the original One M7 launched in March 2013 with an aluminum unibody frame and plastic antenna lines along the top and bottom of the hardware, both design cues that Apple adopted for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, released 18 months later, and has since carried over to the iPhone 6s lineup.
The One A9 is considered an iPhone mockup because it has a similar rounded cahssis, plastic antenna lines and a protruding rear-facing camera, and of course it can be lookalike because it is also available in almost identical colors as the current iPhone lineup. The smartphone also has one speaker located next to the charging port on the bottom.
Although, the HTC vs Apple copycat allegations have received significant media coverage this week. Admitably, there is no denying that HTC’s One A9 is an iPhone-driven evolution of the HTC One series, it is clear that both smartphone makers have borrowed similar design qualities from each other over the years. But Apple has commented on the matter against Samsung and has taken legal action for copying in the past.
However, no one is disputing the fact that Apple copied certain design elements from your phones. It’s not the first time Apple has done it and won’t be the last. It’s just a smartphone and makers take cues from rvals. Do you think HTC One A9 copies just about every design element from the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S?
Discussion apart and check out the details of HTC One A9 now. With 5-inch screen with a curved-edge display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage, Quick Charge 2.0 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone is available in a range of colors, including Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold, for a price-tag of $399 unlocked.