Android-powered iPhone knockoff may sue Apple in China
posted by Michael H. / Sep 04, 2012, 11:30 AM
The strange thing is that Goophone claims that the design is from “independent research and development", and if Apple tries to release the iPhone 5 in China, Goophone will sue Apple. The company even goes so far as to say it will sue Apple regardless of “whatever the new iPhone appearance” may be. We're not really sure how that might work though. Even if Goophone patents the design in China before Apple, if the iPhone 5 doesn't look like the leaks we've seen, it's unclear what the basis for a lawsuit would be.
It's very possible that this is all a joke, or a misunderstanding. We'd like to think that any video that references the device shown as the "God Machine" is one that may not be one to take very seriously. But, if Goophone really does have "independent intellectual property rights and the phone appearance of patent", maybe Apple will have a bit of a scuffle on its hands. Either way, the video is a hoot, and definitely worth a look.
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It would be funny if this was sponsored by Samsung.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:31 AM 60
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If suddenly one day due some strange reasons I will be forced to buy an iPhone, I would better buy this pseudo "iPhone" instead of original "iPhone". ;)
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:48 AM 30
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It would be funnier if this would be real and actually be victorious over apple. :))
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 12:07 PM 16
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Dude is it me or is China like the Wild,Wild West of mobile phones? It's like anything goes there. lol
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 12:35 PM 3
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This is just funny period. For a company to have the balls to try to do this. I would expect them fail in epic proportions...but it would be a fun show to watch. Unless they know something we dont....hmmmm.....
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 6:05 PM 1
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Some defunct company has manage to get 64 million from Apple for iPad China trademark. In China, Apple is nothing. They copy apple to the last word including the lawsuit that Apple launched. Apple is such a great educator!!! Sweet irony! :) Btw if apple learn to play fair they will copy that as well.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 9:48 PM 2
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lol, just lol. Maybe Steve Jobs reincarnated in China and gave the blueprints of the iPhone 5 to Goophone's research team?
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:33 AM 24
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no iphone in the next 3 years could have specs that awesome :D
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:47 AM 26
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It's like everything that's wrong with the iPhone, they fixed it. It's kinda sad that the knockoff has a better screen than the original (If the rumors are true and the iPhone 5 comes with a 6XXp screen).
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:51 AM 13
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Oh good the company didn't say they will start a "Thermo nuclear war" else they woulde have been counter sued for saying that :D Perhaps they learned one trick from Apple for improving sales ... be in medialight by hook or crook :)
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 4:11 PM 0
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Other than the design, specs are awesome.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:34 AM 19
Boy this is interesting. Apple taste their own medicine.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:35 AM 24
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It would be an epic lawsuit ever! Go Goophone! :D
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:38 AM 27
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I think that the Goophone is simply trying to play hardball with Apple over the Samsung verdict. They have the home court advantage, the Chinese government can totally dictate the software on the Goophone, and they are the biggest mobile market in the world! Sorry Apple.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:50 AM 5
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Crazy seems to be a word following apple around these days,this story certainly is bizarre but maybe when most stories about apple consist of them trying to claim other manufacturers have blatantly copied them by making their phones 'black and rectangular' then its all seems to be the norm!
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 11:59 AM 1
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