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First iPhone 6 clone shows up in China, whets appetite for the real deal

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Now here's something you don't see everyday - an alleged iPhone 6 in its expected retail packaging! Or is it? The knee-jerk reaction to this sight is to proclaim it as a fake. That, or more of an iPhone 6 dummy that probably looks very close to what we'll get in September. The plastic sheen, obnoxious plastic bands, weird lens and camera size & positioning are dead giveaways that something's wrong here. Note, however, the presence of FCC markings and authentic "designed in California, assembled in China" text. We would be willing to bet this is a very close approximation of what people will be lining up before Apple stores for this Fall, if we weren't aware of the truth beforehand.

"It really is a pretty impressive feat they managed in making this look very Apple like, from the box, lightning cable, to the phone. It's running Android 4.4.2 though it is heavily skinned to look nearly identical to iOS(obviously). I bet the average person wouldn't be able to tell it isn't an actual iPhone." - says redditor lawrence_uber_alles of the iPhone 6 knock-off that his brother bought for him in Shenzhen, China. "The home button is a little wonky and makes a pretty audible click, but other than that the build quality is pretty nice, though obviously not Apple quality. You can see in the pictures when you click on the App Store it takes you to the Play Store, and most of the stock apps take you to a similar Android App. Everything seemingly works on it and I think I might switch to it for awhile to impress people at the bar and convince them I got an early iPhone 6. :)" Sounds like a plan, bro!

To further feed your curiosity, here's a video review of the replica. Truth be told, the replica doesn't look half bad from most angles, and this form will look an order of magnitude better with Apple's polish and build quality. Pretty promising, no?

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posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:20 1

1. yahia_malka (Posts: 101; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


No dual tone flash ?

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:11

9. Nokia99 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


That's what I was thinking about

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:30 4

2. NextGenTech (Posts: 59; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Bored of iOS, I've invested a lot of money with Apple but really considering a Samsung phone for a few reason, 1 The screen on the s5 IS INCREDIBLE, 2 i don't feel the need to upgrade every 2 years anymore, bare in mind my phones are bought out right, not on contract. I can swap out a battery when the battery deteriorates instead of paying Apple the crazy price to change my battery.

One thing I give Apple is their customer service, samsung is a shambles in my experience so that is what is concerning me, in case i have a issue with say Note for or Samsung s5 prime/LTE-A. Spec wise the Note 4 looks a beast and my eyes is on that if i can make the switch.

FYI i'm not in the camp of Samsung v Apple bashing both great brands with good and bad points

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:43

4. bucky (Posts: 1556; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm in the same boat. I just got a nexus 5 and h honestly am excellent phone. Don't listen to all the crazy android fans. Both have their benefits. Try it out, in still not sure I'm staying with the nexus 5

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 08:17

13. rantao333 (Posts: 262; Member since: 21 May 2013)


i been with apple in the 4,4s era, then switch to android until now.. from s3,s4 to nexus 5.

frankly i miss apple now. android canot gv the things i wan

waiting for iphone 6 now

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 14:54

22. buccob (Posts: 1533; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Would you elaborate about the things you want?

I never actually owned an iPhone, I jumped from blackberry to Android and I have never had the need to own an iPhone... (I might envy some specific games, but there are alternatives)

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 17:41

23. slyaii (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


What do you mean Android cannot give you the things that you want. Isn't the freedom the ultimate destination? It is open. Wide as a Window man. You want to purchase music and apps...there are tons of places to purchase and not stuck with iTune. You want to blow away your manufacturer's, load in another Android flavor. You want to download media straight to your phone, you can. You have a huge file that you wish can be on your device, hook it up to your computer (external hard drive).

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:42 2

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


How is it a clone? The iphone 6 isnt even official yet. For all you know the leaks were from these "clones"

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:46

5. pwnarena (Posts: 955; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


don't underestimate the power of china's IP pirates. in china, pirates release everything first. they even have the latest hollywood movies out in pirated DVDs even before the actual screening outside of the US.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 06:51 4

6. luis.d (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Point taken. I knew I should have titled the article "THIS IS HUGE: First iPhone 6 retail unboxing" for both factual correctness and massive clicks.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:04 1

8. Commentator (Posts: 2463; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Or at least spelled "whet" correctly.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:18 2

10. luis.d (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Ah, good call.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 08:46 1

15. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Whet is a word that means excite or stimulate! It's not the Same as "wet". Kids these days :-/ ignore them Luis.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 09:04 1

16. luis.d (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I punched in "wet" before he corrected me. ;) Silly Luis.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:00 4

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3564; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Clone of a flattened Htc one....

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 19:18

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6666; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Apple say to HTC don't copy us or we sue u. They copy HTC and look what happened

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 17:50

24. slyaii (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


My doubts exactly. Apple is some BS company. Stupid lawsuit over patents that you cannot patents. How the hell do Apple put a patent on a round phone. You cannot make a round phone and not call it Apple. Apple should be hit with a 4.8 or 5.5 screen patent. I freaking hate Apple for stupid crap that they do and steal ideas from other people and think it is okay. This game of copying one another should be understood by all manufactures. So how do you protect each other. Software. You cannot copy software and that should be the right thing to argue about. For gesture and physical layout, not needed to fight each other over. waste of time. spend that time making the product better. iPhone 3-5s. same craps. All the features that they employ with different version of iOS. I already enjoyed them months on Android.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:18

11. promise7 (Posts: 474; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


This guy talks too much and barely shows the phone in action. No one wants to see your face on camera rambling off... Show the phone and demo how it performs on screen.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 07:25

12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1249; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Ah, China, the Land of Piracy. Edward Teach would be proud.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 08:44

14. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 168; Member since: 27 May 2014)


So this the iPhone 6 lame design and what's up with that camera thing that sticks out Im going to just get a iPhone 5s 64gb the 5s design is way better and I'm pretty sure the performance of the 5s and 6 will be very very close

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 09:04 2

17. luis.d (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


An iPhone? You look like the BlackBerry type to me!

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 13:28

18. newuser1 (Posts: 109; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


iphone running android? haha. very good.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 15:43

19. kopkiwi (Posts: 36; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Looks unimaginative and boring. It's basically a slightly different iPhone 5s. Dull apple continues to be dull and fall WAY behind.

posted on 04 Aug 2014, 17:18

20. bored_guy147 (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


That is obviously a fake iphone 6, the thing that gave it away for me was the bright yellow flash

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 13:23

25. kamal65882 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 12:46

26. yeasinbd09 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


iPhone 6 is in the corner now, I want to get one taked iPhone 6, does any one have good recommendation? How about this one? Please send me details

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 00:36

27. ranamgt (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


It is very good smart phone and I can do may things by using this smartphone. It gives a enough entertainment. I can use internet from this smartphone. i think this product is very much useful for young generation and for the internet user and inlcude the link of

posted on 21 Sep 2014, 01:55

29. sonianetty (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Sep 2014)


iPhone 6 is available now in the market. I want to get one replica iPhone 6. Do you have any recommendation for me? I got the following one. what is your opinion about it?

.hdc-mobile.com/index.php?route=product/product&pr​oduct_id=67

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 23:00

30. ifte111 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Iphone 6 Has Not Good service .so that i think iphone6 Clone is best . I have found a replica of iphone6 . you should try it
goophoneshops.com/100019

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:14

31. geekkhalid (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


Note4 is in the corner now, I want to get one faked Note4, does any one have good recommendation? How about this one?
goophoneshops.com/100015

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 01:24

32. enobaso (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Nov 2014)


I have just bought Iphnoe 6 just the other day. Looks fine so far. Does anyone have a good recommendation where to buy? I have bought it on this site
hdc-mobile.com/index.php?route=product/product&pro​duct_id=69
Looking legit.

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