What exactly would they be sued for? This design? The one they introduced before the iP5S was out.lol, right? I was going to post the same thing. Shameless. I hope they're ready for a sweet lawsuit haha.
My favorite design was the iPhone 5s. Apple changed their design completely just to make the iPhone thinner.The iPhone 6 is an ugly phone (FYI I do own one). It's almost like Apple decided to put out the most hideous design they could to see if anyone would copy them. Tada!
They spelled vary wrongFrom HTC's site:
"design worth imitating From the company that crafted the world's first all-metal design, HTC again sets a new design standard. The HTC One A9 features a super-thin metal frame with an elegant finish, expandable SD card memory and edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. Available in an array of brilliant colours. Colors very by region"
I hope Apple has some lawyers experienced in dealing with design infringements…
They can't.. http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/10/apple-and-htc-settle-patent-dispute/lol, right? I was going to post the same thing. Shameless. I hope they're ready for a sweet lawsuit haha.
The color may be the similar to the iPhone, but all these (with the exception of the One A9) have an ugly rounded back, and the camera location is lower than the iPhone.Hmm. The HTC One A9 actually seems much more similar to the HTC One M9, which is almost identical to the HTC One M8, which is a lookalike of the One M7. Here's an image of all four:
Is HTC really ripping off Apple here? It seems like they've been making this sort of design for many many years now...
If it's not and iPhone.... It looks like an iPhone...
HTC today announced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One A9. Priced at just $399, the One A9 looks remarkably like an iPhone 6/6s, taking many design cues from Apple's most recent devices.
The A9 has a 5-inch screen with a curved-edge display, so it fits right in between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, and it includes the same antenna bands and a protruding rear camera, both design choices that haven't exactly been universally popular on the iPhone. The aluminum body comes in colors that are similar to the iPhone color lineup, available in Opal Silver and Carbon Gray.
A Topaz Gold shade is available internationally, and a Deep Garnet color will be available later in the year. When it comes to thickness, the A9 One measures in at 7.26mm, putting it on par with the 7.1mm iPhone 6s and 7.3mm iPhone 6s Plus.
The design similarities between the iPhone 6 and the HTC A9 are only external. The A9 runs the latest version of Android, Marshmallow, and it's equipped with a four-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor, up to 3GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. There's also a 4-megapixel front-facing camera and it ships with up to 32GB of storage that can be expanded to 2TB with a microSD card.
Like many smartphones available these days, the One A9 has a fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone without a passcode, and it has built-in DAC to convert 16-bit audio to 24-bit high-resolution audio.
The HTC One A9 compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, via The Verge
HTC is accepting pre-orders for the One A9 on its website. The phone is priced at $399 and is available unlocked.
Article Link: HTC Unveils the One A9, an iPhone Lookalike That Runs the Latest Version of Android