Taking inspiration from another’s designs is an old tale in the smartphone industry. The latest controversy is revolving around iPhone 6-inspired HTC One A9. Defending HTC, a top executive said that it was Apple that copied HTC’s design. Read more to know the whole story.
Recently we wrote about HTC One A9 that looks a lot like the iPhone 6 . The struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker hinted in the past that the company is looking to drift in a new design direction. But, nobody expected the design pioneer HTC to completely rip-off Apple iPhone 6.
In a surprising move, HTC North Asia President Jack Tong has accused Apple of stealing its ideas.
As reported by WantChinaTimes.com , HTC executive said, “We’re not copying.” Talking about HTC One M7, he said, “We made a uni-body metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back.”
Arguing about the design breakthrough in radio signals for metal-clad phones, he said,”The A9 is made thinner and more lightweight than our previous metal-clad phones. This is a change and evolution, and we’re not copying.”
It should be noted that HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus phone that comes pre-installed with the latest Android Marshmallow . It features a 1920×1080, 5-inch AMOLED display and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
“The A9 is made thinner and more lightweight than our previous metal-clad phones,” Tong said. “This is a change and evolution, and we’re not copying.”
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