While Apple still has months to announce its next-generation iPhone, some Chinese manufacturers are steps ahead and seemingly ready to release the first functional iPhone 6 clones following the knock-off, nonfunctional iPhone 6 phones already floating around the market.
Just like the past clones, the devices are likely running a skinned version of Android with a custom launcher that imitates the appearance of iOS 7. According to 9to5Mac, “these devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run iOS.”
The iPhone 6 clone was photographed next to a Samsung Galaxy S III for comparison.
These images of “shanzhai” (cloned) iPhone 6 are going viral on Weibo, with Chinese netizens exclaiming the ‘greatness’ of Chinese counterfeiters.
By Daniel Zhang
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