It may look like iOS, but this functional “Wico6″ iPhone 6 clone is actually running a heavily skinned version of Android. Published by YouTuber Danny Winget, this functional clone mimics Apple’s iPhone in almost every way possible, all the way down to the packaging and accessories. So what’s the big deal? Apple clones pop up all of the time. Well, the Wico6 is designed to look like all of the iPhone 6 dummies we’ve seen up to the point.
This “fully functional” device does work as a smartphone (SIM card slot and all), but it’s not running iOS. There’s nothing fancy here as far as specifications go, but its user interface is shockingly detailed and does a very good job mimicking iOS. This device is powered by a 2.4GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and has a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 540 (234 ppi). Nothing impressive, but apparently it gets the job done.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen clones like the Wico6. Goophone is another company that always releases copycat iOS and Android devices, sometimes months before the real device is released. In this case, Apple’s iPhone 6 hasn’t even been announced. The last Android device clone that surfaced from Goophone was a copy of Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Actually, you can pick up Goophone’s version of the iPhone 6 for only $159 off-contract, but don’t expect this device to compete with real flagships.
The device in the video below appears to be running Android 4.2.2 and comes complete with Google services. Though it’s important to note that it actually failed to update certain Google apps through the Play Store. We’re not sure why exactly, but it probably has to do with the fact that it may not have Google’s blessing.
Either way, it’s surprising how far a company will go to make a detailed clone. Even though these budget smartphones can be snagged on the cheap, you’re probably better off saving your money for the real deal. Usually the skinned OS that comes along with clones like this are extremely buggy and as mentioned in the video below, fail to provide a good portion of Android features. We’re not sure where this Apple logo-branded device came from, but Goophone sells its own variation which you can find here along with other popular flagship clones.
Check out the video embedded below for a closer look:
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