Originally Posted by Ochyming
It is easy, but takes time, it took Apple almost a decade. No?
Some lazy Chinese car companies are doing the same, copying European and USA cars with NO shame.
They know that in the West most people GO crazy for anything cheap.
Ever read about counterfeit Lexus cars? They're the equivalent Toyota with some pieces swapped from written-off damaged Lexus models, or in some cases, just people who bought the Toyota model and some Lexus badging. Then they neglect to tell who they sell it to that's its not a real Toyota.
With Apple, and the knock-off products, you have look-alikes with different branding (eg Samsung) and then there are iClone type of devices. Back in 2007, when the iPhone was released, all the Chinese knockoff factories started churning out counterfeit Nokia N95's and iPhones. At the time, the iPhone was inferior hardware but good software. It wasn't until the 3GS that the iPhone was feature parity with phones available by other manufacturers.
In fact I'll just summarize this link: http://www.cellmad.com/celebrity-fake-list-top-10-iphone-clones/ , Note this article is 2008
1. Samsung Instinct
2. Sony Xperia
3. Deeda Pi
4. LG Voyager
5. LG Vu
6. Cect P168 (This is the device that looks identical to the iPhone with the weird touch-strip and was sold frequently on eBay as ""iPhone replica")
7. HiPhone (This is the other device that would frequently be sold on eBay as "HiPhone" to keyword spam people looking for iPhone)
8. Meizu M8 Mini one
9. HTC Touch Dual
10. Desay N8
From what you can gleam off Youtube, the counterfeits are not even useable devices (#6,#7) they're just meant to rip off people wanting to buy an iPhone.
And yet Samsung doesn't seem to realize that it's products are clearly confusing to customers.
All three of these links call out the Samsung Galaxy.