HTC’s Jack Tong: “It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back”


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If you are one of the people who follow’s on a daily basis the tech industry development, you might have heard recently the news that HTC introduced a new smartphone, the One A9.

After HTC One A9’s not so glorious unveil on October 20th at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, a lot of people have said that the smartphone bares uncanny resemblance to the Apple iPhone 6 but, in reality, it is the other way around according to the Taiwanese company and its North Asia President, Mr Jack Tong, who, fed up with the allegations that HTC has blatantly copied the iPhone, went out and said this:

“We’re not copying. We made a unibody metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back.”

In the above statement, Mr Tong makes reference to the HTC One M7 Aluminium unibody design and its antenna’s design on the back of the device, that obviously Apple borrowed from their ideas, but this doesn’t necessarily justify that HTC copied intentionally almost the entire design of the iPhone 6/6S, or does it?