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It also runs a heavily version of Google's Android operating system

 

I'm not sure what was meant by that. "Heavenly" perhaps?

 

I think Xiaomi wasn't very creative in the name. Seems to me that "Qi Pad" would have been much nicer.

post #42 of 85
Pathetic.
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At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter what or who copies Apple... if Apple was smart, they would concentrate on creating the absolute best products they can muster, instead of spending energy and time worrying about others and fighting off the generics in courts round the world. With touchID, Sapphire screens and whatever they have going on, if they just innovate, they will stay ahead... instead, they choose to fight off copycats for old and tired technologies that are now common. 

 

Besides, the copycats are worried about profit margins more than Apple and "can't afford" to include sapphire screens and other "luxury" materials within their products. The MiPad is a plastic fantastic. 

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 Lets all remember China does not believe is ownership any any ideas, everything is owned by everyone for the common good. 

I don't think it has anything to do with common good. They don't put bars on the windows for the common good.

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It's a modified android variant with all the Google play parts taken out. It is upto v5 which is based upon android 4.3.x. thus it's not a Google creation

It may be a f****d variant of Android, but had Google never created Android, a rip-off of iOS in the first place, would it exist? ..... I think that's the sentiment that many here feel. Google are the real evil doers, 'the enablers', in all these Apple IP rip-offs at the end of the day.
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It may be a f****d variant of Android, but had Google never created Android, a rip-off of iOS in the first place, would it exist? ..... I think that's the sentiment that many here feel. Google are the real evil doers, 'the enablers', in all these Apple IP rip-offs at the end of the day.

It is inevitable that the design of all computers, tablets, phones, TVs, cars, airplanes, buses converge towards the most appropriate designs. If Google hadn't written Android, someone else would have.

 

I took my Tahoe into the dealership yesterday for an oil change. They apparently got rid of their loaner car program and now used Enterprise Rental cars. This time my loaner was a Hyundai. Unsurprisingly, it was very much like my BMW. All the controls were exactly the same. Sure it is a copy of a BMW but it was easy to drive because it was exactly the same. If it had a set of levers instead of a steering wheel, I would have been in trouble.

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Originally Posted by jameskatt2 View Post

The mainland Chinese have no shame when it comes to theft of intellectual property. It shows how primitive their culture is. The upper class more educated Chinese however understand this and wouldn't be caught dead with this fake or even a Samsung.

Have you seen the latest laptop design from HP and Dell? You might notice how close they resemble a MacBook Pro. What kind of culture do you suppose exist here in the land of IP protection?

post #48 of 85
Wow!
My Chinese gf actually was laughing when she saw the ad, said that I feel ashamed by my country and the government that it actually allow suck a thing, wait... What if her laugh was actually fake 😐
post #49 of 85
Poor choice in music, but nicely done ad. Disgusting to say the least, but they are achieving the goal that they publicly stated.
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Originally Posted by haar View Post

wait, Samsung "copied" the iPad, now the chinese copy Samsung's "copy" of the iPad...

I'd say this clone is even more blatant about its imitation of the iPad. Apple needs to go all Proview on their asses.

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post #51 of 85

Thanks to Xiaomi, I now have a real-world, taken-to-its-logical-conclusion example of what would happen if patents were abolished.  I'll be making a local copy of this to have for future reference if/when they are put out of business.

 
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Maybe they found out that Apple is planning to make a plastic iPad mini with retina display? 1wink.gif

I thought this too. I wonder how the MiPad will handle its heat dissipation. I also look forward to knowing the battery life, color gamut, screen technology, that sort of thing.
post #53 of 85
This product will never see the light of day, at least not outside of China. Lawsuit in 3, 2, 1...
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post #54 of 85
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

It may be a f****d variant of Android, but had Google never created Android, a rip-off of iOS in the first place, would it exist? ..... I think that's the sentiment that many here feel. Google are the real evil doers, 'the enablers', in all these Apple IP rip-offs at the end of the day.

I think someone would imitate iOS, even if Android never existed. It may be a UI sitting atop some other OS like Windows CE, or Linux (webOS or even QNX), but it would exist, down to the delicate fonts and rounded cornered icons. Here's why:

Ever seen the Goophone? It's physically identical copy to the iPhone 5/5s design (iPhone 5 cases will fit the thing), down to a knock off UI sitting atop Android, but otherewise, there's nothing visibly Androidy about it except the choppy UI animations.

http://youtu.be/zBU84uGSOFo

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I'm not sure what was meant by that. "Heavenly" perhaps?

I think there's a word missing.
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

The slipped up naming the iOS, it should have been MiOS! The company should be Mapple. Next they will have laptops running MOSX.

don't give them any ideas...,
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It is inevitable that the design of all computers, tablets, phones, TVs, cars, airplanes, buses converge towards the most appropriate designs. If Google hadn't written Android, someone else would have.

I took my Tahoe into the dealership yesterday for an oil change. They apparently got rid of their loaner car program and now used Enterprise Rental cars. This time my loaner was a Hyundai. Unsurprisingly, it was very much like my BMW. All the controls were exactly the same. Sure it is a copy of a BMW but it was easy to drive because it was exactly the same. If it had a set of levers instead of a steering wheel, I would have been in trouble.

Did it also have a round steering wheel, a up and down rectangular gas pedal on the right, and a sideways rectangular brake pedal on the left? 1wink.gif
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post #58 of 85
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The slipped up naming the iOS, it should have been MiOS! The company should be Mapple. Next they will have laptops running MOSX.

Lol, the MIUI name actually existed before iOS was changed from iPhone OS.
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post #59 of 85

Dictionary definition of scum:

 

 a worthless or contemptible person or group of people: you drug dealers are the scum of the earth. Examples-Samsung, Google, Xiaomi.

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post #60 of 85
Oh my gosh how funny. Even apple style commercial. Must have advertising agency that's copying Apple's advertising agency. Whole lot of copying going on here. lol
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Originally Posted by Supafly View Post

Apple lawsuit in 3, 2, 1.

Yeah, that would really do a lot of good in communist Chinese courts against a Chinese company with many former communist party leaders now working as executives in the company. China and the other Asian countries are  big enough that this company doesn't need to try and sell in the U.S. or Europe where Apple might be able to file a suit. As long as they sell in China, Vietnam, Thailand, and several other countries over there there is not a whole lot Apple can do about it. 

post #62 of 85

Apple doesn't stand a chance in a Chinese court. These guys can do whatever they want to because they are covered by the Chinese government, and noone dares going up against them. God save us all when they decide to expand their territory (beyond Tibet).

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Originally Posted by B Sisko View Post
God save us all when they decide to expand their territory (beyond Tibet).

 

God’s hand be weld in the might of the US Navy, remember. Only China’s nearest land neighbors have anything to worry about.

 

And even then, they can’t touch India. So it’s mainly just southeast Asia.

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Apple doesn't stand a chance in a Chinese court. These guys can do whatever they want to because they are covered by the Chinese government, and noone dares going up against them. God save us all when they decide to expand their territory (beyond Tibet).

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Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post
Mi mi.

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Lol. It's a well-known English expression, no? And by repeating it, it's also a copy. Seemed appropriate.
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Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post
Lol. It's a well-known English expression, no? And by repeating it, it's also a copy. Seemed appropriate.

 

“Mi, mi”? Not to my memory… Oh, mi… me… I… I I… aye, aye! Aye aye, captain!

 

Still not sure where you’re going with it. :lol:

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post #68 of 85
It's got the brawn, it's got the looks but it's got no brains.

Tragically this travesty will sell...to people of a similar disposition.
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Still not sure where you’re going with it. lol.gif

Maybe it's used 3 times in a row: "My, my, my." Followed by an acknowledgement from a person who praises someone on ...

Whatever, stupid joke, stupid me. Perhaps someone else gets what I'm saying and could reply by saying: "my, my, my. You certainly tried, didn't you Phil?"
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Did Apple ever use a soundtrack that ugly and abrasive?

Also, the little girl in the pink princess/ballerina costume is wretched. I fear for China's sanity as it "Westernizes."

To "Westernize" is to become insane. To be controlled whilst believing you're in control requires you to be insane.
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post #71 of 85
Payees companies have no shame! Everyone seems to want to take the easiest path to fame and fortune, with no moral compass guiding them, or original thoughts! Typical China, "we'll make it just like that one, only cheaper"!
post #72 of 85

"...clearly inspired by Apple's iPad...", 'inspired', what an inspired euphemism.

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I hope Apple shuts this down hard. Everything about this has been lifted straight from Apple's designs, trade dress and brand voice.

This is about promising the experience of an Apple device at half the price. It won't deliver on the promise but the consumer isn't going to know that until Apple have been robbed of a sale.

I understand now why Apple is constantly pushing for ever thinner form factors. It's one of the only things copycats can't achieve using off-the-shelf parts.
post #74 of 85
Xiaomi's current sales are largely based in China, but the company has signaled it plans to expand into India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.

 

I wonder what a correlation between this list of countries and local precedents on intellectual property theft would look like?

post #75 of 85

Played with a Xiaomi phone the other day. Not bad. Much nicer than the Samsung Galaxy Grand I had to help a friend with. That thing was wretched.

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To "Westernize" is to become insane. To be controlled whilst believing you're in control requires you to be insane.

Touché.

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Can't believe there are too many coincidences in this world, even on the product shots!

 

That TV UI has nothing to do with Apple TV.

All the rest is carbon-copy.

 

This brings copying to a whole new level.

I hope they bring it soon to the US so that Apple can sue them.

post #78 of 85
They even copied iPhone 5c colours and the background image colour gradient. What a shame.

Background: This company is Xiao Mi ("sea-aww me"). They copied about everything Apple has. They copied iPhone, called it Mi Phone or MI-3 (number denotes generations).

They copied iCloud, called it Mi Cloud.

They copied Apple TV, called it Xiao Mi Box.

They copied iOS, called it MIUI ("Mi User Interface")

They copied Apple ID, called it Xiao Mi ID.

They copied AirPlay, called it Mi Lian (Lian means link in Chinese)

There's probably a lot more but whatever they do, you'll feel a striking resemblance to Apple's way of doing things EXCEPT the price point. They somehow sell very cheap hardware but they are profiting via their services.
post #79 of 85
I ordered one, I have a friend in Hong Kong who's company does marketing for them and we got in some pre-orders for the first demo batch to be shipped in June, we even got a free 64GB Mini SD card, case and screen protector, unfortunatly they just had blue left, wanted the pink one, oh well. Yes, okay it's a copy, evil, etc. but those spec's were just to friggen amazing for a device that starts at 250 for the 16GB model and 275 for the 64GB. Nvidia K1, Android 4.4.2, 2048x1536 4:3 rez, Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 5MP camera (front), 8MP Sony f/2.0 shooter(back) and a 64GB Class 10 SD Card, wow, I mean guys come on. MIUI is also probably one of the best Android skins out there if you had to use Android, my son has it installed on his Nexus 7 V2, even installed by himself, so proud. In all seriousness though even though this looks like an iPad Mini, the specs were just to good for me too pass up, the Nvidia K1 is an amazing CPU, if not the fastest available, to be determined though. I will let you all know how it is once it comes, I'm actually kind of excited, it's sooooo cute and powerful, will defiantly stick on a MIUI bunny sticker on the back, how could you not. I also bought two stuffed MIUI rabbits, T-Shirts and keychains, Xiaomi's web store is filled with so much cool bunny stuff that I went a little nuts. Don't be to mad at me, I just couldn't resist buying the fastest 8" Android tablet on the market for only 275 dollars, especially from Xiaomi as their phones are pretty top notch, well as far as Android phones are concerned.

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I hope Apple shuts this down hard. Everything about this has been lifted straight from Apple's designs, trade dress and brand voice.

This is about promising the experience of an Apple device at half the price. It won't deliver on the promise but the consumer isn't going to know that until Apple have been robbed of a sale.

I understand now why Apple is constantly pushing for ever thinner form factors. It's one of the only things copycats can't achieve using off-the-shelf parts.

Actually the Mi Pad is only .5mm thicker than the iPad Mini Retina, there are also a few Chinese company's releasing 7mm phones and tablets this month making them thinner than Apples offerings. Dont underestimate the Chinese. Though the Mi Pad is defiantly a iPad look alike there is nothing off the shelf about it, Xiaomi is a fairly large company and believe it or not a lot of development went into making this. This is not your typical Chinese knockoff company, they have Chinese government contracts which means Apple won't have a chance in suing them in China, also a big reason why you will not be able to buy this in the states.
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