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.
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.
I don't think it has anything to do with common good. They don't put bars on the windows for the common good.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I wonder what a correlation between this list of countries and local precedents on intellectual property theft would look like?
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.