A Chinese company named Goophone (which has a history of making knockoff phones) has created its own version of what might be the iPhone 6, and it will go on sale August 1, 2014. Goophone named it the i6.
The i6 will be equipped with a 1.4 GHZ processor (instead of 2 GHZ like the Goophone 5S offered). Features that common to both the i6 and (rumoured) features of the iPhone 6 include an auto-focusing rear camera, a front fingerprint sensor. It is offered in two colours: black and white.
‘It’s also difficult to say exactly how closely the i6 resembles its Apple original, as designs for the iPhone 6 leaked earlier this year proved to be fake. An exact release date for the iPhone 6 has also been hazy, after rumors that a smaller version would debut in August were squashed. It is now widely anticipated that both the 4.7-inch will hit the market in September, while a larger 5.5-inch model could come in the months ahead.’
Goophone also made an imitation of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is a high-end smart phone, and one of the greatest competitors to the iPhone line. While there are many competitors to the iPhone product line, the greatest ones do not blatantly imitate it as Goophone did. The greatest competitors (from a quality standpoint) include the Blackberry Z30, the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Amazon Fire phone, HTC One, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 930, and the Motorola Moto G.
However, the best competitors to the latest iPhone product lines are the Amazon Fire phone with its 2.2 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.7″ HD display, dynamic perspective, and more, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nokia Lumia 930 with its 2.2 GHZ quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and the HTC One M7 with its quad-core 1.7 GHZ processor.
These competitors are just as good, and are probably a far greater threat to Apple than Goophone’s imitations (even the almost-identical i6), because people trust Samsung, Nokia, etc to construct high-quality smartphones, Goophone isn’t exactly a household name.
Main Source: Mashable.