“This is not a photo of two Apple iPhones,” Kyle Wiens reports for Wired.This is a photograph of an iPhone on top of Huawei’s new P9.”
“Yes, it migrated the fingerprint sensor like a flounder’s eye and eliminated the mechanical home button, but the two phones share similar antenna bands, styling, and finish,” Wiens reports. “They even sport the same proprietary star-shaped security screw, in exactly the same spots. After all, if you want your phone to resemble an iPhone, you’ve got to nail the details.”
“But this screw, called a pentalobe, does more than make the P9 look a bit more like an iPhone,” Wiens reports. “I’d never seen a pentalobe outside of the Apple ecosystem. Until now… Frankly, the only reason for Huawei to use a star-shaped security screw is because Apple uses a star-shaped security screw. And Huawei really wants its phone to look like an iPhone. Just like everyone else.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Samsungian shamelessness.
If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.