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The GooPhone i6 is official - second iPhone 6 clone rears its head in China

The GooPhone i6 is official - second iPhone 6 clone rears its head in China
The clone artists at China's GooPhone have outdone Apple and good taste yet again. The company is proud to announce the GooPhone i6, a modest, but still flattering imitation of what pretty much everybody expects the new iPhone 6 to look like. 

Coming to the market about two months before the real deal's announcement, the Android-powered successor to the GooPhone i5s boasts a 4.7-inch IPS display with 960x540 (qHD) resolution, a MTK6582 quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front cam, and 8 gigabytes of integrated storage. That, and unmistakable "designed by Apple in California" looks.

The GooPhone i6 will begin sales by August 1. The alleged prices will hover around $150. It seems the only color option is champagne gold.

In 2012, GooPhone racked up some notoriety by threatening to sue Apple in China for infringing on the former's patented smartphone design. Basically, GooPhone claimed that it patented the iPhone 5's looks, months before Apple had the chance to protect its intellectual property. For better or worse, the clone-maker's intentions never materialized, and Apple still hasn't sued the firm for profiting off its coveted creation. All is merry in iPhone clone land.

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32 Comments

itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think this company follows each and every leak from Apple.

luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Sounds like a reasonably solid business plan.

marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

All I can say is: LOL

AlikMalix unregistered

luis.d it is a reasonable solid business plan. Look at where Samsung is today. Just dont forget when you get sued - delay for as long as possible to gain momentum - you do loose the suit and pay, but by then you got momentum...

Ashoaib

Posts: 3234; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

very interesting report... its not bad to have such a notorious manufacturer who even threatened the original creator... I dont think it will effect apple, infact apple will be benefited from the free marketing this clone will done.. may be this is the reason apple didnt bring any law suit

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That's the way of Communism to attack Capitalism.

madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

With That Resolution there Going No way!!!

Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Ugly looking phone, just like the IPhone's. I love the concept, German and Italian design.

AlikMalix unregistered

So does Samsung. They figured if it worked for Samsung it'll work for us. So technically this company is following Samsung footsteps that followed Apple's... (Search: Samsung says it 'leads by following'). Before you mark me an iSheep or whatever makes us sleep better, I know iOS has a few conveniences that they took from the book of Samsung.

Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

wow, they can sue apple when the iphone6 comes out

dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Well said.. Rofl

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

China is the new CCCP(CheapCopyCrapPhones).

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The old CCCP is Soviet Union (Russian:Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик). And now China is fit to become the next CCCP.

mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

and who was it before? /s

JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well, don't blame the Chinese; blame the greedy companies trying to make 200% profit. Moreover, don't forget the greedy American worker, unions, and health providers, all intertwined. You really think the Chinese workers are not going to leak products?

Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Like Apple, who makes more than 200% on profits.

AlikMalix unregistered

Apple make profit because they concentrate on one product - put their best into it, make it usable for everyone (tech savvy or not) and sell it for a year. Some other manufacturers ration their resources to several models a year (or a month if you're Samsung) and hope to catch market-share with those that favor latest thing that came out... Both strategies seem to work for these companies - Apple just sells more, I'm guessing due to upgradablity of old models, and ease of use... who knows...

Ashoaib

Posts: 3234; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

@flix_gatto.... you sound to be an ignorant with your comments... I suggest you keep visiting PA from time to time for updated information, since 3rd quarter of 2013 it seems like only chinese companies are stepping up their game and doing innovation

ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Hardly a clone of a phone that technically doesnt exist yet. For all we know the leaks were from this phone and not apple. The come from the same factories you know..

jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So once Apple release iPhone 6, Apple would actually be copying GooPhone then o.O so weird to think about

AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yup, then Apple patents and releases the others idea then sues them into ground. Not much has changed.

iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

No that isn't how that works for a simple reason. If the new iPhone looks like this it would mean the leaked schematics were correct. Those leaked schematics are of a phone that is already being built and getting ready to be sold by Apple. Meaning they designed it first, just didn't get it to market first.

AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Apple does not acknowledge prior art.

jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I know how it works, but just being an smart ass haha :P

stealthd unregistered

People take that stuff seriously round here.

newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

only qHD ?

fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

At least it's only $150...

Ashoaib

Posts: 3234; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

qHD bcoz they copied apple

CreeDiddy

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

How can this company sue Apple, since they run a version of iOS on the previous GooPhones? It should be the other way around, Apple should sue them on the infringement and to distribute products similar to their schematics, shape, and size that they receive of Apple's prototypes. Apple had the schematics for at least 2-3 years before the phone releases. To get their hands on Apple's schematics and come out with the phone first is downright sleezy!!!! Due to the labor laws that exists in China and other countries it make it difficult to sue.

iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

1. This phone runs Android. 2. Apple will spend more on lawyers than they'll get in a settlement from sueing this company. So in other words its not worth it.

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