Xiaomi has responded to accusations Apple chief designer of stealing ideas




Chief designer Jonathan Ive at the conference Vanity Fair talked about his respect for copying ideas Apple. According to him, it is not a copy, and the theft of intellectual property. He was unable to restrain himself at the mention of the name of the Chinese company Xiaomi, which is often accused of borrowing designs Apple.


Words top manager Apple came after the issue of the similarity with the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet iPad.

“I do not think it’s flattering, I regard it as stealing. When you do something for the first time, for example, with the phone, you do not know it will work or not. And you spend seven or eight years, working on something, and then copy it. To be honest, the first thing that I get, it is not, “Oh, it was flattering.”

All this time I was spending the weekend at work, although he could be close to my family, “- said Ive.

Chinese manufacturers have responded to the statements Quince. Vice President Xiaomi Hugo Barra said that his company’s devices more own developments than anyone else. This gives them the necessary personality to deny copying someone else’s products.

“We do not copy the products Apple. And the point, “- said the representative of the Xiaomi.

Barr offered to give Quince latest flagship smartphone Mi4, so that he could personally assess what makes his company. After becoming acquainted with the apparatus Ive to make sure that’s wrong. But in the case of borrowing some moments in Xiaomi offered to make an official statement.

Some observers have interpreted the word Quince kind of recognition that Xiaomi is really “Chinese Apple». And consumers Xiaomi, high sales is mainly due to the low cost, highly sensitive to price and more products will be transferred to the Meizu or Huawei, than Apple. It would be wiser to avoid comparisons with the brand, which is in the lower league. Steve Jobs once said that Android copied iOS, but it was an influential American corporation Google.
Suspicious similarities

Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet and iPhone 5c:


MIUI interface iOS 6 and 7:


Steve Jobs and the head of the Xiaomi Lee Joon:



Xiaomi Mi Box set-top box and the Apple TV:


iPhone 5s and flagship Xiaomi Mi 4.


Router Xiaomi Mi Router Mini touchpad and Apple Magic Trackpad.


See also:

Xiaomi was accused of copying the interface iOS [Video]
Copying Apple, or the secret of the success of China’s Xiaomi [photo]

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