Meizu VP debunks recent 'iPhone 7' leak as firm's upcoming Pro 6, posts photos to prove it

Posted:
in iPhone
In an unexpected blog post on Thursday, Meizu's vice president of sales and marketing Li Nan said a recent photo purporting to show Apple's "iPhone 7" is in actuality a picture of the upcoming Meizu Pro 6.




On Wednesday, a Chinese blog posted what it claimed to be a "spy shot" of a next-generation iPhone, saying the photo came direct from an employee working at a production facility owned by Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn. However, Nan's post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo (via Priceraja) thoroughly debunks those claims.

The Meizu VP provided a picture of the bottom half of his company's upcoming Pro 6 model, seen above with "Meizu" branding, which sports an iPhone 6-inspired design identical to that of the part "leaked" yesterday. Of note are the thin, radio-transparent antenna bands seen at the top of the first image and at the bottom of the Meizu Pro 6.

Nan followed up with a rendering of the Pro 6's screen, curved edges and slightly beveled bezel, a design that bears an uncanny resemblance to Apple's current iOS device lineup. Nan said he posted the photo to prevent the inevitable Internet meltdown that would ensue if it somehow leaked as the "new Apple iPhone."

While Apple is not expected to reveal an iPhone 6s successor until fall, the rumor mill is already churning out potential designs and component details, some -- like yesterday's case "leak" -- being less plausible than others. A recurring theme, especially from analysts, is Apple's supposed decision to move away from the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack, to be replaced by a Lightning or wireless audio solution.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    These companies have no class at all.
    tallest skil
  • Reply 2 of 16
    why-why- Posts: 305member
    Huh

    To be fair though, this doesn't necessarily mean that the features we see in the other photos are false, just that the photos themselves were fabricated
  • Reply 3 of 16
    mejsricmejsric Posts: 133member
    Well... I like their antenna lines.
    6Sgoldfish1983
  • Reply 4 of 16
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,316member
    I have a suggestion for you there, Li... stop ripping off Apple and maybe you wouldn't have these "problems".
    jbdragonnolamacguytallest skil
  • Reply 5 of 16
    The phone in the link below is NOT this phone. The more recent "leak" is this phone, which that article links to this article below... which IS the iPhone... probably, but is NOT the phone this company is making. http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/03/15/rumor-chinese-spy-shots-show-iphone-7-with-dual-cameras-no-home-button
  • Reply 6 of 16
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member
    Never heard of Meizu. Probably another phone that could never come to the US because of thousands of IP infringements.
    nolamacguy
  • Reply 7 of 16
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,342member
    The phone in the link below is NOT this phone. The more recent "leak" is this phone, which that article links to this article below... which IS the iPhone... probably, but is NOT the phone this company is making. http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/03/15/rumor-chinese-spy-shots-show-iphone-7-with-dual-cameras-no-home-button
    I'm guessing that blatantly obvious photoshopping isn't blatantly obvious to everyone.
  • Reply 8 of 16
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,342member
    There's nothing to say that they haven't just ripped off the design from the next iPhone.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 1,855member
    Is Foxconn manufacturer of Meizu smartphones? 
  • Reply 10 of 16
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,972member
    evilution said:
    There's nothing to say that they haven't just ripped off the design from the next iPhone.
    And how did they do that? 
  • Reply 11 of 16
    Meizu has copied the upcoming iPhone design. They likely pay people to get hired at Foxconn to work on Apple devices. 

    The he antenna design is close but not exactly what the picture leaks have shown. 

    Camera missing etc. 

    I'm thinking the leaks are on to something and Meiji is trying to say "oh wow who knew Apple would copy us" when they had copied Apple originally. 

    Otherwse se what kind of stupid VP outs an upcoming my device so stupidly just to say "those leaks aren't iPhone." No sense. 
    tallest skil
  • Reply 12 of 16
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member
    Meizu has copied the upcoming iPhone design. They likely pay people to get hired at Foxconn to work on Apple devices. 

    The he antenna design is close but not exactly what the picture leaks have shown. 

    Camera missing etc. 

    I'm thinking the leaks are on to something and Meiji is trying to say "oh wow who knew Apple would copy us" when they had copied Apple originally. 

    Otherwse se what kind of stupid VP outs an upcoming my device so stupidly just to say "those leaks aren't iPhone." No sense. 
    If that's remotely the case, Apple should take all new iPhone (and other new devices) manufacturing out of China and only allow previous generation products to be manufactured there.
    edited March 2016 tallest skil
  • Reply 13 of 16
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,960member
    evilution said:
    There's nothing to say that they haven't just ripped off the design from the next iPhone.
    And how did they do that? 
    From rumors!
  • Reply 14 of 16
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 747member
    Obviously this whole sequence of events is an involved marketing ploy
  • Reply 15 of 16
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,972member
    fallenjt said:
    And how did they do that? 
    From rumors!
    Yeah ok. 
Sign In or Register to comment.