Apple designer Ive: smartphone maker Xiaomi steals from us




Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive takes the appliances of the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi “theft”. He believes the smartphones Xiaomi look too much like that of Apple and see the ripping of design elements such as ‘lazy’.

Ive got asked whether he sees it as flattery that Xiaomi many of Apple’s design elements take over during an interview at a conference of the American magazine Vanity Fair. Then said he, “When you do something for the first time, you do not know if it will work, I have to be honest, the last thing I think (when I see products Xiaomi, ed.) is:.’s flattering that all those weekends had. I can spend. “with my family

It is the first time that a top executive of Apple’s remarks about the Chinese smartphone maker, now in the top five best-selling smartphone makers in the world has penetrated. This summer, just after the presentation of his Mi 4 smartphone, denied Xiaomi CEO Hugo Barra such an allegation al. “If you have equally talented designers, it is not surprising that they come to the same conclusions.”

There are several products that can Ive goals with his commentary: as Miui like iOS has no main menu, but are all the apps on home screens next to each other, while there are also many iOS themes are made by third parties for Miui. Moreover, Xiaomi’s tablet Mi Pad screen that matches the iPad mini and is made ​​of materials that are reminiscent of the iPhone 5c. The latest smartphone Mi 4 has a metal rim with slanted edges, like the iPhone 5 series and recent Galaxy devices from Samsung. Moreover, the company made a mini-router that is reminiscent of Apple’s Magic Trackpad.

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