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The phone everyone thought was the iPhone 7 was just unveiled (yes, it’s a shameless iPhone copy)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:16PM EST
Meizu Pro 6 Vs iPhone 7

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When photos recently leaked showing an unreleased smartphone that looked exactly like an iPhone, it stood to reason that people would jump to the conclusion that the device was… the unreleased iPhone 7. And that’s exactly what happened back in March, when images from an Eastern manufacturer leaked and showed a smartphone that looked exactly like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but with a thinner housing and redesigned antenna lines on the back of the device. Hilariously, the marketing boss from Android vendor Meizu actually had to come out and post a picture of an unreleased Meizu phone to show that the phone in question wasn’t the iPhone 7, but instead an upcoming phone from his company.

Well, the Meizu Pro 6 has now been unveiled and just as we all thought it would be, it’s a shameless iPhone ripoff. But believe it or not, it’s even more shameless than we were expecting.

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That’s correct… yet another smartphone designed in Cupertino has been unveiled by a company other than Apple. This time it’s not Samsung or Xiaomi or HTC, but rather Meizu that has picked Apple’s pocket.

The Meizu Pro 6 is a sleek 10-core Android phone with a 21-megapixel camera and a housing that’s just 7.25mm thick. That housing, by the way, was torn directly off the back of an iPhone. Sure the design features a few differences, but it’s absolutely ridiculous how clear the similarities are.

To compound matters, the Meizu Pro 6 isn’t just an iPhone copy on the outside. No, that’s been done. Meizu decided to go the extra mile and also rip off Apple’s 3D Touch technology with its own “3D Press” tech. Just like 3D Touch, it measures the amount of pressure applied to the display. Meizu even stole Apple’s Quick Actions menus and used the exact same Quick Actions UI.

Official images of this embarrassing phone follow below.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.