26 comments

  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 4 years ago

    Except HTC was doing many of the iPhone 6's defining characteristics years ago, so it's arguably the other way around.

    23 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, 4 years ago

      What? A metal phone?

      3 points
    • Cecil Lancaster, 4 years ago

      I don't understand why people give this defense when it's so flimsy. An iPhone 6 is dramatically less similar to an M8 than an A9 is to an iPhone 6.

      4 points
      • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, 4 years ago

        Because there’s nothing great about iPhone 6 design.

        6 points
        • Cecil Lancaster, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

          iPhone 6 design is great.

          But nothing I said is about how great or not great it is so your comment is useless in response. I'm only talking about the similarity, not subjective liking of its design.

          0 points
    • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, 4 years ago

      “Defining characteristics” is a bit of a stretch. The modern smartphone hasn’t changed much since 2007 when Apple invented it. Android and every phone that runs it owes its existence to Apple.

      4 points
      • Per VPer V, 4 years ago

        The modern smartphone hasn’t changed much since 2007 when Apple invented it.

        How would you define a modern smartphone? I would probably give that credit to Nokia that released their first touch screen device in 2004, in 2005 they released their first (and only?) tablet. The success of these devices is another story.

        0 points
    • Ari S.Ari S., 4 years ago

      So this?

      3 points
  • Jason PerezJason Perez, 4 years ago

    They've been playing design tennis for a while now... HTC and Apple

    21 points
  • Alex TalmonAlex Talmon, 4 years ago

    It hurts my eyes that the HTC logo is off-center :-P

    14 points
  • A RA R, 4 years ago

    HTC

    5 points
  • Luca Candela, 4 years ago

    I think HTC copying the iPhone to that degree is a stroke of genius, I was actually looking for a phone with the iPhone's hardware that runs Android and now there is one. Problem solved. I'll definitely buy one.

    2 points
  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, 4 years ago

    The Apple fan boys are getting their pitchforks ready it seems..

    2 points
  • Hans YadavHans Yadav, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I'm actually now really curious about camera placement. Does anyone know if there's any benefit of placing the camera in the middle (as HTC does) vs the side (iPhone)? Like Apple expects you to hold the phone slightly away from center?

    Or does the 1 inch gap make zero difference and it's purely an aesthetic choice?

    2 points
    • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, 4 years ago

      Stops your fingers covering the lense. On the iPhone you have 50/50 chance of this happening.

      1 point
  • Daniel Alcorn, 4 years ago

    Has everyone forgotten what the back of the first iPhone looked like? It was essentially the same but they've found a better way to integrate the antenna.

    https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CPrx-QZuJnTPtSHAe3ISRa1mXtA=/1020x0/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/689822/iphone.0.jpg

    1 point
    • Andy StoneAndy Stone, 4 years ago

      Man, I miss the iPhone 1's design. Still my absolute favorite in size, material, and fit in hand.

      0 points
      • Daniel Alcorn, 4 years ago

        I really dislike my 6, it's too big and too slippy. My favourite one that I've owned is the 3Gs. I could hold that perfectly. I never owned the 5c but I take that to be the perfect marriage of screen size and comfort when holding. They killed it with the 'plastic back, plastic back, it has a plastic back!' Undersold what it actually was.

        0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, 4 years ago

    I'm actually cool with this one. The new iPhone pricing is insane.

    0 points
  • Aniruddh Jain, 4 years ago

    haha hilarious and true!

    0 points