Back of HTC Aero (A9) surfaces, bares uncanny resemblance to Apple iPhone 6? (UPDATE)

Earlier this morning, we told you that despite talk of a 6-inch phone called the HTC O2, the previously rumored HTC Aero flagship model was still expected to launch this year. We also mentioned that the device is expected to carry the HTC A9 name and be powered by a deca-core CPU that comes with the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset.

Now, an image has been released that is alleged to be the back of the HTC A9. Right away, you might notice a resemblance to the Apple iPhone 6. But you can't blame HTC for that totally. After all, the back of the iPhone 6 does have some similarities to the rear of the HTC One (M8).

Because the Media Tek Helio X20 will start production in November, the A9 might not be available until late in the fourth quarter this year. HTC will certainly try to make this year's holiday shopping season. The phone should feature an all-metal build, a 5.5-inch screen, and 4GB of RAM. The big question is whether HTC can reconnect with its fans who were let down by the HTC One M9.

We should remind you to take this story with the proverbial grain of salt. Outside of CEO Cher Wang's statement that a "Hero" phone is coming, we have heard nothing from the manufacturer in terms of an HTC Aero or HTC A9.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Mobipicker

UPDATE: Well, it appears that the reason why the alleged HTC A9 looks like an iPhone 6 on the back is that the picture IS of an iPhone 6 photoshopped to include the HTC logo and a different rear camera placement. So we still await a legitimate image of the HTC A9.

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1. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

This could help them.

6. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

This things from high end manufacturers reduces theirs and androids status.

7. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

How ?

8. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

THIS PICTURE WAS CREATED IN PHOTOSHOP when somebody who allegedly had seen the phone and said it was very similiar to an iPhone. So some artist created this in PHOTOSHOP for people to see how it could turn up to be. Don't believe me? Check this link (its in italian btw)

38. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

Really, you are asking how it will reduce their status? Well, ask yourself why so many manufacturers copies Apple.

42. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Why nobody saying it is like iPhone 6 ? On purpose ?? Why you all shutting up?

31. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Harm them, it looks like an iPhone and people will be mistaking it in the wild for an iPhone...there goes your brand recognition

48. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yeah, why not? Copying Apple is what Samsung did.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Correction...the iPhone 6 bears an uncanny resemblance to Htc's regular antenna band placement......The front is where most of the changes need to be anyway

32. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

What a joke..This individual is identical to the iPhone 6 with the only thing out of place is the camrea.

3. kabiluddin

Posts: 277; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

If anything iPhone 6 resembles HTC One series phone not the other way around.

33. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Any examples? individual phone is identical to the iPhone 6 with the only thing out of place is the camrea.

35. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

40. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

You can clearly see, the different camera placement, the added number of antenna lines, the different shape of body. This image clearly is an iPhone 6 with only a different camera placement.

4. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Well, HTC have no problem with that. HTC and Apple have made a secret contract , where only thing we know is that they can share the same "magical" things. But still I don't understand why HTC choose this most ugliest iPhone design to go with.

5. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Looks like another Ativ S that Apple stole from first. Do these companies have no shame?

9. YourKnowledge

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Someone's stepping out of the "Ugliest Phones" box here. With this design HTC is going to attracts me as well. So far they haven't done anything but ugly and bulky.

10. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

No, the iPhone 6 imitated the One series' back designs and we all know it.

12. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The antenna placement is the whoooole design, yep...

45. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

It's the most distinctive aspect of the back, so it is a signifcant part of the design and the first thing people notice.

30. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah, and the original HTC One imitated the design of the iPhone 5.

44. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

The M7 looks nothing like the iPhone, unless being aluminium is the only criterion.

11. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wat? Can't you see it's a bland photoshop? Notice the same volume and power button placement, and even the mute switch from iPhone 6 plus! Oh, and headphone jack too. I can't believe that someone took it serious...

13. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

The camera housing and flash are also exactly the same as well, just moved to the middle.

16. Epicness1o1

Posts: 308; Member since: May 30, 2013

This is just photoshop,everything is desame as iphone :D ,look at the voulme buttons,and the button for silent mode :D Just some normal photoshop ;)

14. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Wow after the amazing success of the iphone 6 all the big players samsung and htc of android got really frightened and started coping aplles desgins and principles hahahaha Competition is really good Good job apple for taking the so many companies by your self , good luck to the rest

15. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except for the fact that this looks just like the HTC One M7, which came out before the iPhone 6,and which Apple blatantly copied (with some further "inspiration" from the ATIV S)

29. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Wrong. This " amazing success of the iphone 6" has nothing to do with the design(the fugliest iPhone so far), but only with the larger display, that apple propaganda was bashing so many years. LOL Actually iPhone 6 is ugly copy of Ativ S.

17. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Mr Alan F you are drama queen.

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I was secretly hoping HTC would switch to a flatter back but not that flat.

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