The authorities of Beijing (China) have temporarily banned sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple because they seem too obviously a clone of the iPhone manufactured by a small company China.
According to reports from the Wall Street Journal , a company that produced a 5.5 - inch Android device called 100c it has reported that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple copied its intellectual property.
The Intellectual Property Office of Beijing apparently agreed with Shenzhen Baili, the company that made the design of the smartphone 100c, and last month banned the sale of the iPhone 6.
Apple appealed the order and the iPhone 6 is again for sale
Apple sent this note to the press after a few days after the surprising news:
"The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s, 6s iPhone iPhone Plus and SE are available for sales in China today. We have appealed an administrative order of a court of regional patents in Beijing last month and as a result the order is pending review by the court of Beijing. "
The action by the court is not surprising, considering how often the manufacturers of China copied the American designs and how difficult it is to companies like Apple succeed in the China market.
In fact, it seems that the market began to 100c after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014.
As you can see from the video, the review of 100c launched in November 2014, shows an Android device with a design similar to the iPhone 6, but the back is plastic, and do not have a Home button.
Beijing's actions have little impact on iPhone sales, although Tim Cook has a kind of fixation boost Apple's sales in China market.
What's your opinion about this news? Do you think that would just ban the iPhone 6 in China?