Wico and Goophone Beat Apple to Market with Android-Based iPhone 6 Clones

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    Months before Apple is expected to release its next-generation iPhone, functional iPhone 6 clones already are starting to appear in China's mobile phone marketplace. One of the first clones, the Wico i6, is profiled by 86DIGI (via Nowhereelse.fr) in a two-part hands-on video.

    Wico isn't the only clone maker ready to enter the mobile phone black market, however. Chinese clone maker Goophone has also announced (via GizChina.com) that it is preparing the Goophone i6 for release in August, ahead of Apple's expected September iPhone launch.

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    The GooPhone also borrows its styling from the rumored schematics of the iPhone 6 and pairs it with a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 chipset, 1GB RAM and 13 megapixel rear camera. Similar to previous Goophone clones, the i6 model is powered by the Android operating system.

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    **** me. The Chinese can copy pretty much anything with just a few schematics.
     
  3. mikeray, Jul 16, 2014
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    It looks laggy as ****
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Quad core and 1GB RAM and it still lags more than an iPhone 4 running iOS7..
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    They beat Apple??

    Since when is Apple making clones running Android.
     
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    They can even copy the a whole country.
     
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    It's happening!

    Also for a replica based on what the 6 is supposedly going to look like, it looks kind of plain.
     
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    I'm sure we'd all be VERY interested to see just how well an Android based iPhone would sell.

    I would hazard a guess it would sell very very well.

    Perhaps a future market for Apple as they make so much money from the hardware, why not sell iOS and Android iPhones ?
     
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    Yeah, I want a Goof-phone.
    ...then I'll be a cool guy.
     
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    Touch ID? /s
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is building ~30 million of their devices as we speak. This garbage is probably built for about 100,000 people in China who don't know any better or care.

    How is this anything more than a future lawsuit?
     
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    Love how one of the screws is falling out.
     
  13. AngerDanger, Jul 16, 2014
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    I wonder if giving products absolutely disgusting names has any positive effect on sales. If so, Snotphone® is mine, so nobody can have it!

    I'm also disappointed that they didn't carry this ethos through with the rest of their marketing:

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    I find it hilarious that they include the Touch ID home button on the phone despite the fact that there's no Touch ID.
     
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    That lens is sticking out a fair bit.
     
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    That's pretty impressive work they've put into this thing.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    8 GB of storage -- am I reading that correctly? This phone is clearly just for people to show off to their friends and is not meant to be a serious phone.
     
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    Why would someone buy this? Just wait until it comes out.
     
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    With how many employees Apple has in China they probably have the complete iphone plans at this point.
     
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    Robo-copped x 5.
     
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    Just appearances alone, I'd buy that over any Samsung on the market.
     
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    Its nice to get a sense of the 4.7 inch screen size comparison to the 5S. It looks so much bigger! :)
     
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    :facepalm: in what world would it ever make sense for Apple to build Android phones?
     
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    lawsuit in 3..2..1..
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    I remember when coffee mugs were sold that looked like popular Canon lenses. Maybe the Goophone i6 dispenses chewing gum if you push forward on the Goophone’s screen.
     

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