- Motorola launched a new phone this week, the P30.
- Promotional images make it look nearly identical to Apple’s marketing for the iPhone X – all the way down to the wallpapers.
If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you can do worse than the Motorola P30, a roughly $US350 device with some quality parts, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and 128GB of storage.
People might also mistake it for a device that costs three times as much: the $US1,000 Apple iPhone X, which was launched last fall.
Photos of the new China-bound device were made official on Thursday, and not only do the phones share a lot of design details – a vertical camera, a “notch” on the front of the screen – the promotional images look nearly identical. Even the default wallpapers on the two devices are very similar.
There is one way to tell them apart, though: Motorola has a big logo on the front of the device.
Naturally, tech fans and enthusiasts immediately started roasting the Levovo-owned phonemaker for ripping off Apple’s design:
Product manager: Our next flagship should follow iPhone X aesthetics, but that Huawei shit is selling hot.
Designers: Say no more. pic.twitter.com/KsnQ6NfDCZ
— Mol M. (@nisankubur) August 15, 2018
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 14, 2018
Samsung should run this as an ad lol
Can't find the original, but… add Motorola to the line too pic.twitter.com/qcXsSYculS
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 15, 2018
Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer for the entire smartphone industry. pic.twitter.com/wxBXjNwFV8
— Neil Cybart (@neilcybart) August 14, 2018
Good artists copy but great artists steal… so I guess that makes Motorola good. ????
— AJ Kulatunga (@ICT_GURU) August 15, 2018
Motorola: Can I copy your homework?
Apple: Sure just change it a little so it's not obvious
Motorola: *doesn't listen* pic.twitter.com/jkbiNojhyW
— Alex Simmonds ???? (@SimmoOfficial) August 15, 2018
Wth Motorola??? You shamelessly rip off Apple for your new phone ????????♂️????
— John (@Ilyasfikriii) August 15, 2018
Even the BBC got in on the mockery:
Spot the difference? ????https://t.co/kk6YKUXCsJ
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 16, 2018
Decide for yourself. Here’s an official image of the Motorola P30:
And here’s Apple’s iPhone X:
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