“Few have probably heard about Digione, but one of the Chinese company’s latest products looks quite similar to the iPhone 6, and could potentially spark a patent dispute with Apple,” Michael Kan reports for Macworld. “The little-known Chinese smartphone maker revealed Monday it sent a letter to Apple in September, claiming that the iPhone 6 may infringe on a company-registered patent.”
“The patent in question covers a mobile phone design that features an exterior look very similar to the iPhone 6’s,” Kan reports. “Digione’s subsidiary applied for the patent in January and the company was granted the patent in July, according to China’s State Intellectual Property Office.”
Kan reports, “Unlike the iPhone 6, which starts at 5288 yuan (US$863) in China, Digione’s own smartphone under the 100+ brand is targeting the low end, with a starting price at 799 yuan.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, Jony, why’d ya do it?! 😉
This is a marketing ploy – and a very fishy one at that.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]