A functional iPhone 6 clone has been found in the wild

The anticipation surrounding the iPhone 6 is growing quickly. Every single year we see some variant of an iPhone clone pop up, usually originating out of China -- and since there have been many leaks of the device in the past few months, there is already a functional iPhone 6 clone in the wild.

The device seems very similar to the previously leaked dummy models, but you can tell that this is a knockoff just by the looks of the unit: the device shown does not have any specifications listed, but it seems that there is no TouchID; the LED flash as well as the camera do not lay flush against the back of the device, when the previous generations of the iPhone all had this aesthetic; and the build quality is simply not up to the standards of the iPhone we know and love.

This clone is made from the leaked mockups which have been posted in the past, which explains why it looks so closely to what we've seen before. While the legitimacy of previously leaked iPhone 6 information has yet to be confirmed, the fact remains that this is simply a knockoff with an undisclosed, heavily-skinned OS.

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Northgrove said,
I like the touch with taped edges! Samsung will be all over that in a heartbeat!

Samsung wouldn't use real tape though, it'd be tape styled plastic.

The article says there's no TouchID sensor, but there is one in the picture. Unless I'm missing something, that's what that metal band is around the home button.

The most questionable aspect is the camera and how it pops out. That may be fine for the iPod Touch, but I'm not sure consumers will dig that on their premium iPhone.

Jahooba said,
The article says there's no TouchID sensor, but there is one in the picture. Unless I'm missing something, that's what that metal band is around the home button.

The most questionable aspect is the camera and how it pops out. That may be fine for the iPod Touch, but I'm not sure consumers will dig that on their premium iPhone.


It's just a device mock up. Thank that with a grain of salt.

Exactly the reason why I bought an Android phone after having an iPhone 3G, and iPhone 4, an iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5. iOS became boring, as simple as that. You use the phone the way Apple wants you to use it, you cannot use it the way you want to use it.

Android = a world of possibilities for me.

myxomatosis said,
Exactly the reason why I bought an Android phone after having an iPhone 3G, and iPhone 4, an iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5. iOS became boring, as simple as that. You use the phone the way Apple wants you to use it, you cannot use it the way you want to use it.

Android = a world of possibilities for me.

Aside from a watch and different launchers, name one useful feature that Android can do that an iPhone can't. NFC hasn't taken off in the US, so that one is out too.

Because something hasnt taken off in the US you automatically label it not worthy? myxomatosis isn't even in the US so I fail to see why you brought that up, US doesn't equal the rest of the world.

I have a feeling when apple releases their watch you'll label it a success and a pro, whereas because Android did it first you brush it off.

I know your flame baiting but lets see:

Swype to type on android, i know swiftkey has a keyboard but you cant use it in apple apps, only in swift's note taking

Widgets

Photosphere (panorama) - without the use of a third party app

usb otg

face unlock

im sure there are many others, but i am sure there are features of ios that android doesnt have.

Edited by Circaflex, Jul 14 2014, 7:17pm :

Circaflex said,
Because something hasnt taken off in the US you automatically label it not worthy? myxomatosis isn't even in the US so I fail to see why you brought that up, US doesn't equal the rest of the world.

I have a feeling when apple releases their watch you'll label it a success and a pro, whereas because Android did it first you brush it off.

I know your flame baiting but lets see:

Swype to type on android, i know swiftkey has a keyboard but you cant use it in apple apps, only in swift's note taking

Widgets

Photosphere (panorama) - without the use of a third party app

usb otg

face unlock

im sure there are many others, but i am sure there are features of ios that android doesnt have.

I'm not flamebaiting, I'm asking a legit question where driveby posts offer no substance... just that Android is always better then don't back it up.

Swype is coming to iOS 8, widgets will be in the notification center, panorama shooting has been available since the iPhone 5 native.

I'll give you USB and SD storage, face unlock seems pretty gimmicky to me.

I would rather believe that this thing is aimed to mislead the public and lower our expectation, so that Apple can seem stunning when the real thing comes.

bithush said,
If that really is what the iPhone 6 looks like it is quite terrible :(

Seriously though, what more can you do with a rectangle design.

warwagon said,

Seriously though, what more can you do with a rectangle design.


Exactly. Also, Apple have some of the best designers in the industry - fact. iPhones have always looked fantastic.

Elliot B. said,

Exactly. Also, Apple have some of the best designers in the industry - fact. iPhones have always looked fantastic.

Not this one.

Elliot B. said,

Exactly. Also, Apple have some of the best designers in the industry - fact. iPhones have always looked fantastic.

I've always felt the looked rather bland and boring.

Now, if you want a good looking phone, you want something like the HTC One M8. Now -that's- a good looking phone.

I've always loved Apple hardware design and the iPhone is no exception although I do agree with @FloatingFatMan that HTC is right up there too when it comes to design.

HTC design is very distinct indeed, and solid

FloatingFatMan said,

I've always felt the looked rather bland and boring.

Now, if you want a good looking phone, you want something like the HTC One M8. Now -that's- a good looking phone.


The HTC One series are very good-looking phones!

Elliot B. said,

The HTC One series are very good-looking phones!

Indeed!

Even their older stuff like the Nexus One, Desire Z and their tablets, the Jetstream and Flyer were quite nice...very solid and industrial much like Apple but also distinctly HTC.

Elliot B. said,

Exactly. Also, Apple have some of the best designers in the industry - fact. iPhones have always looked fantastic.
Not the 5C...it was a piece of crap and still is. I hardly see anyone with one. To this date, I have only seen 3 in the wild here in Chicago. They would stand out easily with their bright colors. The first one I saw was being purchased in the store. The other 2 I saw on the train.

I really respect tastes and am in no fan war what so ever but I can't help but to be sorry for the users of the apple ecosystem who get thrown a bigger clone each and every time for years. I really have a hard time recognizing one from another from the iphone 4 to the 5s and from these pictures, the 6 will be the same story.

I'm an Audi fan... and even I sometimes get confused between an A4 s-line and an S4. Sad...

Thats a terrible thing to waste your sorrow on. People buy what they like. If they like a phone with a distinct simple design made from quality parts, they buy an iPhone.

Isn't familiarity and simplicity the huge idea of Apple's design philosophy? I don't see neon lights and a huge case on the new Mac Pro. No need to use cheap materials and add curves where unnecessary. Audis look similar so you know its an Audi.

Dinggus said,
You have a hard time telling the difference between the 4 and 5S? Size and finger print sensor.

So this you question? But you didn't find it odd when the jury said they had a hard time telling samsung phones apart from iPhones.

pretty much goes for all popular phones, they really only ever undergo revisions.

I don't really know what Apple, Samsung, Nokia and HTC can really do, rectangle design with camera at the top buttons on the side works pretty well.

Mouettus said,
I'm an Audi fan... and even I sometimes get confused between an A4 s-line and an S4. Sad...

Typically an S4 would have silver/chrome wing mirrors. S-Lines don't. Also the S-Line is supposed to look like the S4 hence the name S-Line :)

Wall-swe said,

So this you question? But you didn't find it odd when the jury said they had a hard time telling samsung phones apart from iPhones.

I don't believe I ever commented on an article of that sort. But, yes to answer your question I do find that odd.

I was an iPhone user until 5 months ago, I don't believe I'll ever go back.

Dinggus said,

I was an iPhone user until 5 months ago, I don't believe I'll ever go back.

Funny I myself have used Iphone since the iPhone 4 release. And 1 month ago I bought a used lowend lumia the 520, which really made me see how bad and flawed the iPhone really is, only thing missing is apps. I bet Android runs circles around iOS also.

Wall-swe said,

Funny I myself have used Iphone since the iPhone 4 release. And 1 month ago I bought a used lowend lumia the 520, which really made me see how bad and flawed the iPhone really is, only thing missing is apps. I bet Android runs circles around iOS also.

If you love Apples ecosystem and like a bit of polish its hard to beat Apple. But if you like customization and more freedom Android is way better than iOS for that. You get the apps in Android (with few exceptions) but a bit less polish.

I can't stand how uncustimizable iOS is. I can't even remove icons from my screens (and folders don't cut it). My favorite is WP8.1 though. Scrolling up and down is better than side to side imo =).

But you should look at Android too. You just need the right phone. Like the nexuses or moto series. Moto E is pretty cheap and offers a taste of pure, free from OEM bloat, Android experience.

Yeah, an iPhone with good battery life and a modern OS offering many useful features you can customize and use the way you want to, not the way Apple wants you to use it :p