The first iPhone 7 clone is already available in China

The first iPhone 7 clone is already available in China
Historically, there have been those Chinese manufacturers in every sector that thrive on producing clones and copies based on famous brands with more recognizable products. That's where the term “Chinese knock-off” materialized from, and it seems to still be relevant today, especially in the lucrative market for smartphones.

We've seen Chinese companies take a stab at Apple more than once before – either by simply copying its most recent iPhone, or filing for slightly absurd infringement lawsuits, and trying to block iPhone sales in the country. Well, now, it seems they are trying for a product that doesn't even exist yet.

Below, you can see a photo of a phone, available in China, which looks strikingly similar to the leaked images of the iPhone 7 Plus (or 7 Pro) that we've been seeing for the past months. In Rose Gold, of course, and proudly bearing the sticker “Designed by TAIWAN, made in CHINA”.

Well, at least you can be sure it's a great product – it took the whole state of Taiwan to design it.

The first iPhone 7 clone is already available in China

source: GizChina

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24 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2667; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! The People's Republic of "Chilone"... I don't mind these little clones, BTW. I don't work for Mr. Tim 'Timmy' Cook! Take (Or steal?) an iPhone case from Foxconn production lines... Slap in a good ol' Mediatek and boom! You have something akin of having a Bugatti with a Civic's Engine! It's fascinating, eh? My only single gripe, them clones run on Android that's trying more than just a little too hard to be iOS...

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What choice do they have to run Android? iOS isn't available to anyone but Apple. Right? Also Android is what makes it better. With Android you have the benefits of expandable storage, mass storage so you can sue the empty space to store your own stuff and not use cloud based options. If it wasn't for Android, we'd all be locked into some closed ecosystem which is like living in the house of parents. You can only do what you are told, and enjoy what is provide. Either of which may or may not be beneficial to you. Being able to have independence to do it your way is awesome when used properly.

24. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What is the best Android feature? Answer: It will push you to buy an iPhone. Hahahahaha

20. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 898; Member since: May 07, 2014

Apple iPhone 7 copied Meizu MX 6 (The antenas) and Huawei Honor V8 (The caemra module). And what you said about Android: Here is what Apple coppied from Android.http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-copied-features-2014-6 And Split Screen & Multi-tasking Picture-in-Picture Spotlight Low-power Mode Keyboard Shortcuts Recognition of Scam phonecalls MIUI Face recognition in Gallery album MIUI Apple Watch to Lock/unlock Mac laptop New iOS Home kit Now I don't copying good features is a bad thing. If there is a good feature on a platform, why not grab it and make it better, make improvements to it. But, when you accuse someone of copying you, you should never copy someone else.

21. deanylev

Posts: 233; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

That first part is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Meizu copied the 7's rumored antenna lines, so they could be 'first'. The iPhone 7's antenna line arrangement leaked months before the Meizu Pro 6 was announced.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2667; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! The People's Republic of "Chilone"... I don't mind these little clones, BTW. I don't work for Mr. Tim 'Timmy' Cook! Take (Or steal?) an iPhone case from Foxconn production lines... Slap in a good ol' Mediatek and boom! You have something akin of having a Bugatti with a Civic's Engine! It's fascinating, eh? My only single gripe, them clones run on Android that's trying more than just a little too hard to be iOS...

3. Povea

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

"Well, at least you can be sure it's a great product – it took the whole state of Taiwan to design it." English language is almost a barrier in China

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Bitch slap

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But where is iphone 7 !? To make a clone!!

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe Apple copied this company 0_o

6. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Ugliest iphone design tbh...

7. LeSerpentVincent

Posts: 66; Member since: May 30, 2016

I can't wait for the American's version :)

8. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Looking for iPhone 7

9. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

But iphone 7 is not out yet. How we can call it a clone? It just built on rumors.

11. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

True , all rumors The iphone 7 + may not even have dual cameras.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Very good point. As far as we know Apple might have spied on this company and will reveal the same design later this year because it's so nice looking. Or maybe it's considered a clone because of the fact that they made this with a damn Apple logo on it. Or we've been seeing leaks of this device vs the real iPhone 7 (I mean this does have an apple logo on it too).

10. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

"it took the whole state of Taiwan to design it." hahaha...

13. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Taiwan is a country (independent from China) NOT A State!!!

22. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

TAIWAN NUMBA 1

12. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The Chinese company can sue Apple for copying their designs because they release the phone first!

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is it a GooPhone? lol

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30491; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

After seeing iOS 10, my interest in the iPhone 7 Plus has risen. If Apple makes the phone look as good as 10 does, I'll pre order one. Don't think I'll be camping out anymore, not in the car I have now.

19. JeanMouloud

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Considering it's released *before* the iPhone 7, isn't the Apple one the clone??

23. YOURDADkid unregistered

Looks like s**t!

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