No kidding: Random Chinese phone brand claims Apple copied its design


While not a lot is going to change because of this, we thought we’d still share this rhetoric bit of news with you. But then, it’s China, and things are different in China…

A rather random Chinese phone brand that goes by the name of ‘100+’ has just accused Apple of ripping off the design of its ‘100C’ smartphone. The company claims Apple lifted the design of the phone to make the similar-looking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Guess what next? The Beijing Intellectual Property Office ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing! For real.

The order to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came after the Beijing Intellectual Property Office said that it would be difficult for buyers to tell the ‘minute differences’ between the two phones. Pretty sure you didn’t see that coming…

Apple have since initiated an administrative litigation against the ban, which allows them to continue selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus meanwhile. Previously, we’d seen China’s rather notorious GooPhone pull something off, but on a much smaller scale.

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