“You are the copycat,” HTC’s Jack Tong blasts Apple
The HTC One A9 smartphone was launched to the market a few days ago and people have started to come love this smartphone. The initial hype generated around the smartphone coupled with the awesome 2015 smartphone specifications it brought on board has increased its customer likeability on every scale. One of such hypes was generated when the HTC smartphone was first leaked as a ripoff to the iPhone 6S device. Another of such hypes occurred when the HTC claimed that this smartphone would replace user’s iPhones. It seemed to look like everything about the HTC would ultimately lead to a talk about the iPhone, and it has happened again with the recent swipe one of HTC’s bosses has taken at the management of Apple.
“We’re not copying. We made a uni-body metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back.” — Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia..
In the recent turn of events, the president of the North Asian arm of HTC in person of Jack Tong has lashed out, saying that HTC did not copy Apple but instead, Apple copied one of the designs on HTC’s phone. Tong is trying to make reference to the HTC One M7 smartphone which was built of a metal uni-body and an antennae lines at the back, with the iPhone 5s coming out with the same type of design.
Some credit should be given to this observation, especially considering that the HTC One M7 was launched in 2013 while the iPhone 6 came out in year 2014.