iPhone X Huawei copycats?

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Huawei is clearly copying the iPhone X. Is this even allowed?

    No idea why Apple always goes after Samsung while Samsung phones are totally different.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Can you explain how Apple “Always goes after Samsung”? It’s usually Samsung’s marketing that targets Apple. (I.E Notch commercial and removal of 3.5 Jack comment during Samsung’s Keynote).
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Who cares? Has zero effect on iPhone customers.

    As for how they copy without being sued... they appear to be protected from lawsuits in China by the Chinese government. This is why you’ll sometimes see Huawei only sell certain phones in particular countries which they know they won’t get sued.
     
  4. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Because Huawei isn't as popular as samsung. Apple only goes after samsung because they are a threat.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    1. They’re not big enough to challenge Apple on a global scale. Samsung is.

    2. Copying the look of a phone is not illegal in China.

    3. That also probably expands to software copying. I’m not too sure about this though.
     
  6. Janichsan macrumors 65832

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    Huawei is the number 3 globally. In some quarters in the last 18 months, their market share in shipped units was very close to Apple's.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Shipped units doesn’t matter much to Apple really. Most of their devices are dirt cheap. Profit is not going anywhere close.

    In fact it’s really difficult to make good money being a hardware manufacturer in China.
     
  8. Janichsan macrumors 65832

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    Which doesn't make any sense, because it's the sold item that makes the competition, not the money you earn from it.
     
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    Huawei phones are not even available United States, so they are not a threat to either Apple or Samsung at the moment. But if their phones were available, the biggest competition woud be Samsung, because it’s an android operating platform.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    For any business, the bottom line is profit, not units sold.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Amazon’s profit margins were paper thin for ages. Does that mean they were relevant or competition?
     
  12. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Huawei's new wireless earbuds also remind me of another product, but I just can't think which...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, had just read the article.

    I suppose from an average consumer's point of view, it is helpful to see thoughts of alternative products one can buy, and leave the legal ramifications to the lawyers. That might be a bigger part of the author's job than pushing for universal change in Chinese patent law. I understand where you're coming from, though.

    My biggest problem with the article is that the author couldn't test the sound quality.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Mobile phone space is different? Hauwei and Samsung phones could be loss leaders, those companies would not care. Apple would.
     
  16. Krayzkat macrumors 6502a

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    What annoys me most about this company is how to pronounce it’s name.

    I’ve heard Youtubers pronounce it ‘Wah wee’, but I naturally want to pronounce it ‘Who way” lol.

    At least Apple picked one of the first basic words you learned to read
     
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    Kinda like trying a new restaurant, but you aren’t allowed to eat the food, no?
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    I’m not sure Apple does though. They’ve insisted in higher margins for years seemingly uninterested in competing at the low end.
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    It’s /hwha-hwhey/ no?
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Amazon’s business model is actually pretty unorthodox. They don’t want to save. They want to make profit and invest it again. I’m pretty intrigued by it actually.
     
  20. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Why would a Chinese company be obligated to name itself using an English word? Regardless, I'm not picking up any Chinese made smartphones anytime soon. The cyberwars are just getting started.
     
  21. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Yea, its pretty pathetic in my eyes, but that's the Android world for ya. Apple only went after Samsung years ago when their designs were blatant knock offs. Today, they have shifted a bit.
     
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    Perhaps because they aren’t the same thing?
     
  24. Khedron macrumors 6502a

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    No they aren't. Failing to pay tax robs every member of a society whereas copyright infringement only affects shareholders in one particular company.
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Then I’m unsure as to why you brought it up in this conversation.
     

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