NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run iOS.

Although unconfirmed what knockoff OS these devices are running, it is most likely a skinned version of Android with a custom launcher that imitates the appearance of iOS 7. The Google Play store is already full of iOS 7 Home Screen and app clones.

The real thing is expected to be announced by Apple in September, featuring larger 4.7 and 5.5 inch displays.

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27 Responses to “Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6′ knockoffs for sale”

  1. mpias3785 says:

    It boggles my mind that the Chinese government allows this to continue. Apple is far from the only victim and I’m sure this counterfeiting is aggravating manufacturers all over the world and isn’t exactly endearing China to other governments.

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    • dvinder42 says:

      It doesn’t boggle mine. Very few original ideas/products originate from China. The legal structure permits people to fake/knock off/copy products and ideas without any fear.

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      • What do you expect from a communist country? China does not respect the human rights of its people it certainly does not respect business rights. Damn communists bustards.

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      • mpias3785 says:

        It isn’t a matter of respect it’s a matter of common sense. Sooner or later it’ll start with economic sanctions and escalate from there.

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  2. If you know it’s not the real thing, why would you by it? Cheap people seem to think they are smart cause they ‘know how to save’ which is bogus, you get what u pay for, & the fact is they lose out in life

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    • alexthibo says:

      Because apearance is often more important for people than what they really have or are. We live in a society where yo need to respect a model and be cool to get respect.

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    • whatyoutalkingboutwillis says:

      because they don’t want to be saying “by bye buy” to their money.

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  3. jakexb says:

    It’s crazy that Apple regularly gets taken to court in China for questionable infringements on vague patents and then this stuff just happens and nobody cares.

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    • whatyoutalkingboutwillis says:

      Apple does not own this design and are not officially affiliated with it, therefore meaning that the chinese company haven’t copied Apple.

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      • No they do not own the design, but they own the software, logos, structure, applications and so on. So when fake-manufacturers like these make fake iPhones running Android with a fake iOS 7 theme to it, it actually breaks the copyright law as the company who sells the fake iPhone claims it as theirs. Just removing an Apple logo on the back or removing the “i” from iPhone does not justify anything.

        If companies were to be sued for design similarities, everyone could sue anyone. Just imagine how much companies takes designs, concepts, ideas and so on from each other. Apple will never lose a tiny court in China over fake iPhone manufacturers claiming the design as theirs.

        Apple has more trouble with companies like Samsung since those are high-value court cases with a lot of money involved in it.

        People even thought Apple would sue Samsung for making a gold S5 (considering Apple did it before them)

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  4. That is so freaking sad. What would be the purpose of copycatting an iPhone 6? No A8 processor, no iOS, no Touch ID, no sapphire display, no Apple Apple store. It would be just a shell running Android. They might as well buy a flagship Android smartphone instead.

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    • Does Android even posses a flagship phone? lol

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      • jorge1170x says:

        Obviously your worldview is frozen in a pre-2012-ish state, because that’s when the iPhone stopped being the clear leader the became nothing more than an also-ran “flagship”, (a flagship that quickly evolved into the favorite choice of children and Grandmothers alike, mind you). There’s lots of people like me that used to give Apple their money freely when it was clearly on top, but I will never fall back into that trap, no matter what feature they can come up with.

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  5. A chink in Apple’s armor!

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  6. That might really be ios! That gray toggle button on the picture of the settings menu, thats an Accessibility option on ios to turn on and off the iphone without the manual sleep button. If android has that faked too, then damn.

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    • mpias3785 says:

      Not a chance. There’s too much custom silicon in iPhones that Apple tells no one about. Long gone are the days of reverse engineering a few chips and copying a couple ROMs and POOF you have a clone. These are cheap (the key word being cheap) low quality copies that only superficially resemble the genuine products. Like the $10 Rolex watches I used to see for sale on street corners in NYC.

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    • jorge1170x says:

      Not iOS, but the Chinese have become really good at making the whole interface/experience look like much, much more than a typical Apple launcher or “skin”. It’s intended to feel like you’re using an iPhone through and through. Just watch any youtube video comparing any recent “goophone” to its Apple counterpart.

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  7. cristinegab says:

    I want iPhone 6 but I don’t have money to buy that. :(

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  8. cristinegab says:

    I want iPhone 5 but I really don’t have money . :(

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  9. cristinegab says:

    How I wish.. I think this phone is very beautiful, .

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