Lenovo unveils shameless Apple iPhone 6 knockoff

“If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the designers at Lenovo must adore the iPhone 6,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac.

“Samsung has caught a lot of flak for — and been taken to court over — some of its iPhone-like smartphone design choices, but nothing the Korean company has ever produced comes close to the shamelessly derivative Lenovo S90,” Beasley reports. “Not only does the S90 seem to take more than a few design cues from Apple’s latest smartphone, but its entire advertising campaign seems to be a carbon copy of Apple’s own.”

“Take, for example, the image [below] (found on Weibo, via PhoneArena). If it looks a little familiar to you, that might be because it’s the exact same thing you’ll find on Apple’s iPhone webpage,” Beasley reports. “There are about ten of these images total, and nearly all of them look like they were ripped right from Apple’s website.”

Lenovo S90, a shameless Apple iPhone 6 knockoff
Lenovo S90, a shameless Apple iPhone 6 knockoff

 
Read more, and see the full extent of Lenovo’s ripoffs, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Justice? Is there any? Anywhere?

Apple’s iPhone 6 (via Apple.com):
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35 Comments

      1. I have read the comments.

        The unthinking *fandroids* are in total support of Lenovo. But then, they’re unthinking, and like Apple fanbois will defend their platform no matter what.

        Android fans on the other hand (i.e. the more reasonable ones capable of criticizing their own platform, just like Apple fans can), including the article author, are blasting Lenovo and the other fandroids.

  1. No, there is no justice when you’re dealing with China.

    The US has shot themselves in the foot by being do reliant on Chinese manufacturing. We can’t enforce American IP out of fear of Chinese retaliation.

  2. What they don’t get is that it’s not just the phone that makes the iPhone the remarkable personal computing device that also makes phone calls. So all they will be able to produce is a nice looking phone that also can post selfies to facebook.

    1. Yes. THANK YOU JUDGE JUDY KOH. You have set an unbelievably poor legal precedent in denying Apple any modicum of legal protection against blatant IP — including design and product “look & feel” — theft. If the US itself does not respect & protect Apple’s design IP, how are we supposed to defend ourselves against less developed countries lacking any legal precedent?

      1. The good news is that Apple will seek an import ban through the ITC, which will be granted; then Lenovo will seek a stay on that injunction, which will be granted pending review; and that will be awarded so Apple will appeal. And then the iPhone 7 will be released. And then Apple’s appeal will be upheld with the ban being sent back down to lowest levels of staffers for review, where upon it will be determined that the ban is on product Lenovo no longer makes and the whole thing will be dropped.

        Except that Florian Müeller will have gotten another year of press hits on his blog over the whole thing.

  3. I blame the US “justice” system for effectively giving eastern manufacturers the mandate to copy without fear of legal reprisal — I’m looking at you, Lucy! Also, isn’t Ashton Kutcher on the board of Lenovo?! Guess he still feels like he is Steve Jobs.

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