Cloned the design of the iPhone 5 and announce patent lawsuit if Apple launches
In one of the more surreal plays ever recorded and after the famous case that has had to Apple and Samsung in a bitter war over who copied who in their models of smartphones, the figure emerges GooPhone and i5 model. The Chinese company has cloned the course design announces iPhone 5 if Apple ends next lawsuit brought to market the terminal . The reason, clone came before and therefore the original.
The model is designed GooPhone i5 on the outside the image and likeness of the photos that have been published on the next model of iPhone. An imitation that leverages the Apple hype to launch Chinese model looks similar but Jellybean running Android 4.1 instead of iOS.
Although clones have always existed, and more in the Asian market, the company’s commercial play based in Hong Kong is that for the first time announced the sale of its own model before the iPhone 5.
The reason for this is probably faster than the photos the next terminal Apple have come out with several months in advance, long enough to create a “version” exterior similar model probably is announced September 12 .
In other words, according to the company, if your product has gone to market indicates that the design has been copied. On the contrary, even speaks GooPhone design patent in China, which entitles them to block the release of the next iPhone if it goes on sale in the country.
According to Cult of Mac have not the first time this has happened in China. The company Proview was able to successfully blackmail Apple in a case concerning the brand iPad.
Anyway, from the point of view of marketing have achieved a very important echo and feedback. Hard to believe that in the end reach and even sue Apple than Apple itself which leads them to trial. In any case, the i5 Android GooPhone track has already had more than any of its previous models.Tags: Apple, GooPhone i5, iPhone 5, patents