Story 2016-06-19 1HNB9 6 counterfeit iPhones from China

6 counterfeit iPhones from China

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story imageApple is one of the biggest targets when it comes to Chinese smartphone knockoffs — it's not uncommon to hear about a device being sold overseas that looks strikingly similar to the iPhone. So it came as a surprise on Friday when a battle between Apple and China over an iPhone patent entered the public eye, calling Apple a copycat manufacturer.

Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen Baili alleges the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus designs infringe upon its own 100C smartphone intellectual property, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The case is currently being reviewed by the Beijing IP Court. Apple has been copied so many times by Chinese manufacturers that it's hard to take Shenzhen Baili seriously. To hit home that point, we've rounded up 6 of the best fake iPhones and other Apple products that have popped up in China.
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iPod (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2016-06-20 16:13 (#1HSYD)

I remember having a knockoff iPod back when mp3 players were still a thing. The device, produced by notorious cloner Meizu, actually worked better than a real iPod in that it was able to play Ogg Vorbis and other audio codecs that the real iPod couldn't.

Re: iPod (Score: 1)

by on 2016-06-20 16:24 (#1HSZT)

I remember that as well. There were quite a few MP3 players that would play all kinds of different formats that were actually better quality than the iPods as I recall.