Want China Times
A senior executive of Taiwan’s HTC Corp denied Wednesday that the design
of one of its new smartphones had copied Apple’s iPhone, saying HTC’s is a pioneer metal-clad design.
“We’re not copying. We made a uni-body metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s Apple that copies us in terms of the antenna design on the back,” Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, said at a press briefing at the Taiwan launch of the One A9.
HTC enabled the ecosystem in terms of the design breakthrough in radio signals for a metal-clad phone, Tong said, referring to HTC’s One M7 that was unveiled in 2013.
“The A9 is made thinner and more lightweight than our previous metal-clad phones. This is a change and evolution, and we’re not copying,” he said. [FULL STORY]