Which design came first - Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus or Baili’s 100C?
Well, Baili would have you believe it’s their phone, sold under the 100+ brand. The Chinese company is suing Apple for copying its design with the iPhone 6 and 6s, noting that the 100C went on sale earlier in April 2014 while the iPhone duo only did so in Q3 of 2014.
This is the phone in question:
While there are other phones out there that toe this design infringement fine line as well, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office is taking it seriously enough to order a stop to the sale of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which Apple has since appealed and successfully stalled. However, if Baili eventually wins the case, that would mean no more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. This could take a while though, possibly even till after the iPhone 7 goes on sale.
As this is China, Apple must tread carefully if they want to keep the peace; services like iTunes Movies and iBooks have already been blocked by authorities just half a year since they've been launched in the country. We'll keep you updated on how this all plays out.