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I remember because I bought my iPhone on Sept 2012.

Clearly, you are not seeing the point. It's the division of the backplate into three sections. HTC simply took that and added the antenna bands/strips. Wow, what an innovation.

iPhone 4 already had the idea of having antenna bands/stips on the outer side of the phone case.

HTC know that they copied the iPhone 5 with HTC m7, but are not willing to say that. iPhone 6 is heavily influenced by iPhone 5 design and that's quite inevitable.

PS: anybody looked at OnePlus X (a 5" variant) which looks like an iPhone 4 wth.gif
Here we go, first it was the rounded corners, now if any other phone manufacture has a stripe its "OMG THEY COPIED APPLE!" By your logic every car manufacture coped ford for putting wheels on their car.
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im sure HTC had this design before Apple...
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Has apple actually been having many stupid lawsuits lately? I haven't heard of many since Jobs kicked the bucket. Definitely not a coincidence.
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Are we soon going to have phones that look almost identical in design from every brand now?
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Has apple actually been having many stupid lawsuits lately? I haven't heard of many since Jobs kicked the bucket. Definitely not a coincidence.

Well because back then Apple was at least ahead of the curve.
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Well because back then Apple was at least ahead of the curve.

They're as ahead of the curve as they always were (not very/at all). What's changing is that everyone makes fun of them for everything now.
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They're as ahead of the curve as they always were (not very/at all). What's changing is that everyone makes fun of them for everything now.

Back when iPhone 4 came out it had better Camera, Fist high resolution screen in a phone, Good looking phone compare to plastic Android phones.
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Back when iPhone 4 came out it had better Camera, Fist high resolution screen in a phone, Good looking phone compare to plastic Android phones.

Agreed. Apple was ahead of the curve for quite a while until Android manufacturers started making high quality phones in 2011-2012...
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Agreed. Apple was ahead of the curve for quite a while until Android manufacturers started making high quality phones in 2011-2012...

HTC was one of the first from Android. Samsung started after S5. LG still building plastic phones but they are improving with V10. For up to Nexus 4 i had to upgrade every 6 months to 1 year. Now i have a OPO which is hard to upgrade from if you are looking for noticeable change and in some current flagships i would be downgrading some aspects like battery life. I am looking forward for 2016. My next phone has to have S820, 4GB RAM, Wireless Charging for me to even consider. Android has to get a bit better because 6 really is a more like Android 5.2.
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My Note 5 is fantastic after having used it for the past two months. Exynos processor is really snappy, the 4GB RAM allows me to multitask nicely, the 1440p screen is simply stunning to look at, the S-pen is the best stylus I've ever used, the wireless charging is a massive game-changer for me personally, the camera is the absolute best on the market right now, Touchwiz is massively stripped down compared to my GS4, the metal/glass construction is first rate, the battery size is more than adequate for a full day's usage, Samsung Pay is the best of the E-pay services due to the magnetic strip compatibility, the fingerprint scanner is an absolute must-have in 2015 (also tying into E-pay services), and I just plain love the fact that the phone has a 5.7" screen while being only very slightly bigger physically than my HTC One M8 (due to the ridiculously small bezels).

Sure there are some negative points like the lack of an SD card slot (some would include the lack of removable battery too but I prefer the metal/glass design and wireless charging over a removable battery), smaller than possible battery size, less-accurate-than-I'd like fingerprint scanner, lack of IR blaster, and disappointing memory management by the software. These are minor complaints though for a phone that does nearly everything else superbly.
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