iPhone A Rip-off Of This Chinese ‘100C’ Smartphone? More Woes For Apple In China

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Apple is again facing a lawsuit against an unknown Chinese company, which is claiming that the iPhone 6?s design is copied from their own smartphone. Surprisingly, the firm has convinced the Beijing Intellectual Property (BIP) office that Apple had ripped off their design.

In a latest post by Engadget, a tiny company named Baili is going after Apple after the latter allegedly used the design of their 100C smartphone to create the iPhone 6. It came as a surprise for many Apple users because usually, it is the company which is chasing down Android smartphone makers for copying their devices.

Furthermore, what is even more surprising is the fact that the BIP office actually believed the claim of the Baili company and ordered Apple to take iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s off store shelves around the country through an injunction. However, Apple filed an appeal, which automatically resulted to their products staying on store shelves.

We present below a photo of the 100C model of Baili, and you be the judge whether or not Apple stole its design.

With that alone, it is safe to assume that the iPhone 6?s design is very different from the said smartphone, which makes the decision of BIP even more surprising and suspicious. But, it seems like there is nothing we can do but to wait for the decision of the court.

This is not the first time Apple faced a lawsuit for their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Back in February 2016, the company also had to deal with several U.S. law firms for the ?Error 53? problems of their device. According to a previous post, the particular error could be a ?potential lawsuit for Apple and can be ?viewed as an offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1971,?? which indicates that you are intentionally destroying the property of another.

Apple immediately took a step to fix the problem by releasing an updated version of iOS 9.2.1. The update restored phones ?bricked? or disabled by Error 53 and prevented future iPhones from experiencing the same problem all over again, said Tech Crunch.

How about you? Do you think Apple copied Baili?s design? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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