According to The Verge, former Google executive and current XiaoMi’s global vice president Hugo Barra, did an interview and stated that their products are not copies of Apple devices. Barra stated:
Allegations of it copying Apple are “sweeping sensationalist statements because they have nothing better to talk about.
Barra however noted it to be a coincidence once again by saying:
If you have two similarly skilled designers, it makes sense that they would reach the same conclusion. It doesn’t matter if somebody else has reached the same conclusion.
Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, wore a t-shirt when introducing the company’s new wrist wearable, the Mi Band recently. A tweeted photo by Sascha Pallenberg showed how Lei Jun was originally going to launch the wearable device. He was apparently going to make a smaller announcement and then hype it up by putting “one more thing…” on the screen at the end to announce the device.
What are your thoughts? Do you find this to be a simple coincidence or flat out copying?
Source: The Verge, Twitter via Sascha Pallenberg