Time is ticking toward the latest Apple iPhone release, but if you can’t wait for the iPhone 6s then a new cloned version is already available. One might wonder how it is possible to clone a device that doesn’t exist yet, and about which Apple has confirmed no official information, but there are certainly some resourceful people in China, where the clone has emanated from.
With Apple fans awaiting the release of the iPhone 6s impatiently, it is inevitable that people capable of cloning the smartphone will produce such technology. The lead up to the release of an iPhone device can be an exciting period, but it is also frustrating for fans of the Apple smartphone series that lack a little patience!
iPhone 6s China issues
In addition, Apple has recently experienced some issues in China related to releasing its devices, even though its overall Chinese sales figures have been outstanding. Indeed, it is asserted that Apple’s recent successes, that were so obvious in its 2014 sales figures, have been greatly influenced by the outstanding performance of the corporation in China.
There is a seemingly unquenchable thirst for Apple products in the world’s most populous nation, and even though restrictions regarding consumer electronics are extremely strict in China, this does not dissuade people from illegally importing iPhones. The release of the iPhone 6 in China was in fact delayed owing to the authoritarian demands of the government, but this didn’t prevent the iPhone ultimately being a huge success in the East Asian nation, or for that matter the iPhone 6 from unofficially going on sale in China long before it was rubber-stamped by the government.
The Chinese government is, of course, extremely careful and somewhat dictatorial when it comes to deciding what products can appear within the Chinese marketplace. This is motivated by the desire of the government to have significant control over the information that Chinese people can access, with the Great Firewall of China now a familiar concept all over the world.
It is notable then that the Chinese Internet is significantly distinct from what Western users of the worldwide web are familiar with. Although most functions of the Internet remain intact in an undiminished form, the familiar names that Western web servers are accustomed to do not necessarily feature prominently in China. The most populated country on Earth has its own browsers and social media platforms that attract hundreds of millions of users, and it is always complicated for Apple to release its iPhone products in China owing to the significant market divergence from the usual Western approach.
iPhone 6s Chinese cloning
So considering the nature of iPhone releases in China, it is actually logical for Chinese cloners to jump on the bandwagon early and knock out a premature version of the iPhone 6s. That is exactly what some bright sparks have achieved in recent days, as the visual and technical specification leaks that are rife from the Apple supply chain in East Asia make cloning the iPhone 6s more feasible that it might otherwise appear.
Although much is still unclear about the iPhone 6s, we do know several aspects of the smartphone that can be included in any cloned device. One of the most obvious aspects of this forthcoming smartphone is the inclusion of Force Touch technology, which was introduced for the first time in the Apple Watch, and which has since been migrated to the MacBook laptop range. Whether this has been included in this cloned version of the iPhone 6s is certainly dubious, as it is an extremely complex technology that wouldn’t be easy to include in such a cloned device.
iPhone 6s cloned color options
What is evident is that the cloners have been playing very close attention to the color options that will form part of the next iPhone generation. It has been reported that the iPhone 6s will be available in rose gold or pink, so the Chinese type manufacturers have indeed produced models in these particular colors.
The word on the street is that these cloned concepts cost around $200, with the new color options included for free. This does represent something of a bargain compared to the final price of the iPhone 6s, but on the other hand these devices obviously offer little of the specific functionality that is associated with the iPhone. Quite often, cloned devices do not even run the iOS operating system, and are usually built around a simplified version of Android, and these latest clones are seemingly no exception to this general trend.
It is interesting that these cloned devices are emerging now, as Apple has already indicated that it will increase supply chain numbers of the iPhone 6s when it is released. Apple is preparing to manufacture 90 million iPhone 6s units before the end of 2015, which is a significant increase even over the hugely successful iPhone 6.
While the demographics associated with the iPhone 6s are not yet fully know, it is suggested that this increased demand and manufacturing is squarely aimed at the East Asian marketplace. So the cloners have evidently had to get their fingers out on this occasion, and ensure that their products are ready for market ahead of the release of the iPhone 6s. It seems likely that Apple will be flooding the Chinese marketplace, as it aims to continue its outstanding growth in this country and region.
Apple iPhone 6s launch
Apple will be aiming for a worldwide uniform launch on this occasion, as the release of the iPhone 6 in China was actually delayed due to the stringent requirements of the Chinese government. Apple will have been working closer with the Chinese authorities during 2015 to ensure that there is no similar delay on this occasion, as it is probably only a matter of time before Apple sells more iPhones in China than any other country on the planet.
Chinese consumers will unquestionably be awaiting this latest iPhone 6s release impatiently, and some may no doubt be tempted to shell out for this cloned version to mimic the forthcoming Apple release ahead of its likely September unveiling date.