I think there are fake versions of all phones out there, in the past I owned a fake Samsung Galaxy S3, a friend bought it abroad and I needed a cheap phone for work. I found it was really not anywhere near as good as the genuine item and ended up selling it on fairly fast.
I hear a lot of people saying that they are as good as the real phone's because they are made by the same factories but I did not find this to be the case on the one I owned, I would also be worried about it over heating when charging or something.
I have to admit I have not seen a fake Iphone 6 though! Why do you ask?
Like pwarbi said, unless you can tell the difference between the fake phones and the real ones, you have to buy from reputable sources. It doesn't surprise me at all that there are fake iPhones. I've personally seen many fake Apple devices, like fake iPods.
That's true. I think the fakers (for lack of a better term) started with Apple because of the prestige associated with it. Since it's a lucrative business, they've moved on to making fake versions of other popular gadgets. Unfortunately, many people knowingly buy fake products because they're cheap.
It's true that you probably won't be able to update the fake iPhones or Samsung phones. There's also the issue of a lack of quality control in fake products. If the battery explodes on you -- and some batteries, especially fake ones, have been known to do this -- no one is accountable.
There's probably pro's and con's to buying one of these devices. Personally I'd rather have an older generation of phone that I know I can trust rather than a flagship version that I'll always be worried about using just in case something happens.
Peace of mind is a huge deal when it comes to what device your using.
Are you talking about Xiaomi, the smartphone company that has copied Apple in nearly every way? The CEO models himself after Steve Job's for Christ's sake. It's kind of embarrassing, though the company has started to make its own designs and whatnot more often than in the past. They just released an iPhone 5C clone, though. Blatant knockoffs of a device trying to masquerade as that device are fairly rare, unless you're buying your devices from an unscrupulous seller.
I don't think Xiaomi is considered as a fake iPhone manufacturer. These phones, while I would agree that they look like copies of the iPhone, are clearly labeled as Xiaomi phones. They are a legitimate company, and if Apple wants to sue them, they can. The devices mentioned in this thread are those that are masquerading as real iPhones.
I’m pretty sure that there are quite a few fake iPhone 6s out there but I think there are many more genuine iPhone 6s. I’ve never seen a fake iPhone 6 so I can’t really differentiate them but what I know for a fact is that if the Phone is lighter or heavier than the real one then it’s most likely fake. If you see someone selling an iPhone 6 for less $400(with the exceptions of mobile carriers) then you know that it’s probably fake.
There may just be more fake iPhone 6's than real ones. The fake iPhone 6's are made in China for a really cheap price. These are then distributed mostly to poorer countries where people readily buy them.
We all know there are fakes out there. However, I feel bad for the people that are usually unaware. But they usually find out the hard way when they can't run certain programs or download certain updates/firmwares.