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[VERGE] HTC's One A9 is a $399 iPhone running Android

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Gone are the prominent BoomSound stereo speakers on the front, replaced by a capacitive home button with an integrated fingerprint reader. Gone is the subtle curve spanning the rear of the phone, replaced by a flat back that's punctuated only by a pair of antenna lines, a circular two-tone flash, and a slightly protruding camera module. The resemblance to the iPhone is only extended once you pick up the One A9, which feels for all the world like the middle child between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


That design though LOL


Edited by adamkatt - 10/20/15 at 2:08pm
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Lawsuit in 3...2...1...GO!
    
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post #3 of 159
Different radius of curvature in the edges and different camera placement so no it's not an iPhone.
They may still sue because who doesn't like money...

There are a couple of similair features as said in the article but that is about it. All phones nowadays look somewhat alike.
post #4 of 159
This is ridiculous. Can we please stop the phone X copied phone Y nonsense?

And one could argue the iPhone 6 was "heavily inspired" by the HTC One M7/8 design in the first place. rolleyes.gif
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The only thing I don't like is HTC removing features to compete visually i.e removal of boom sound like on the m9
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This is ridiculous. Can we please stop the phone X copied phone Y nonsense?
In this case it's a very obvious copy.
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I'm out of words for this one.
Although an iphone running android sounds pretty good!thumb.gif
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That is an outright copy of an iP6 with the camera sensor placed on the center instead of an edge.

   
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post #9 of 159
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In this case it's a very obvious copy.

This. Nothing wrong with being inspired but a design but what HTC is doing is removing some of their signature features in order to mimic an iPhone closer. I would say Apple was inspired by the M8 design but if you look at both the m8 and the iPhone 6 you can see Apples same characteristics.






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It literally looks nothing like HTC
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In this case it's a very obvious copy.

If you consider the second part of my post it isn't as obvious.
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