Did you know: Xiaomi's new MIUI 6 skin is the most shameless iOS rip-off you'll ever see

Did you know: Xiaomi's new MIUI 6 skin is the most shameless iOS rip-off you'll ever see
Xiaomi, a company often called 'the Apple of China', has just unveiled images of its newest MIUI 6 Android skin, and it takes a lot of inspiration from the design aesthetic of Apple's iOS 7 and 8. 

Starting with the transparent, through-the-glass looks of backgrounds and wallpapers, going through the similar, flat style and single-color backdrop for icons, and finishing off with the appearance of apps like the calendar, compass, timer, calculator, and so on that are a nearly identical copy of their Apple counter-parts, it seems that Xiaomi did not shy away from taking the best out of Apple's system quite literally.

The strange thing is that these fresh new screenshots from MIUI 6 come right after ex-Googler and current international VP of Xiaomi defended the company, saying it's not copying Apple and instead putting the blame on the media. The accusations, however, have a comical undertone as Xiaomi's latest event featured CEO Lei Jun wearing a black turtleneck like Steve Jobs, holding a similarly orchestrated presentation, and featuring a 'one more thing' slide at the end. The MIUI 6 builds on that tradition, but will this be enough to awaken Apple's legal department? Let us know your thoughts below.

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123 Comments

1. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I would still prefer miui over iOS.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They actually made it look better than it is, well done to them.

59. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Yeah and you'll get iOS experience at just a fraction of a price of those iDevices.

60. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple WILL NOT SUE them . Even Apple WOULD GLADLY LET THEM TO USE THE ORIGINAL iOS(lol). Only if Xiaomi can take some market share from Samsung. Even will help them with the menial media propaganda.

75. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

xiaomi already did! your beloved samsung is not the number one phone manufacturer in china anymore...

77. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

To be honest, iOS7 icons are identical to the ones in Nokia Symbian Belle and series4. Just check that

108. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why it is showing limited in front of your name?

111. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

So this is what "iOS experience" means in your mind? No wonder you guys hate iOS so much.

80. steedsofwar unregistered

MIUI has always been a more aesthetically pleasing UI/OS than iOS. It looked better than iOS and functioned powerfully as Android. This new facelift is even better.

114. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

i really love miui coz of their attention to little little details (in-built)that come so handy, so much customizable and allow things that we can only do after rooting.

17. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lmao. you made my day. I would prefer anything over cheap copycat chinese brands. and this is really shameful.

32. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Xiaomi gives the best hardware with great build quality at an unmatched price tag. You are worried because it cost half of those pocket eating S5 and 5S's.

36. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

i would but it but if apple drags them to court i would not blame apple this time .

43. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

When apple dragged samsung to the court, samsung became the top selling company in the world. If they do the same with xiaomi, it will create alot of publicity for xiaomi too.

50. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

who cares about xiaoami?

70. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I do. I don't care about your fanboy opinion tho. But someone who sells handsets that are comparable to the one on your username at 450$ that include a 5 inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, 8MP front camera also with f/1.8 lens, stainless steel frame and a 3080mAh battery. I see lots of reasons to care about.

92. Adithya7184 unregistered

well said. +1

96. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

a copycat wannabe non-tested phone made for the masses who can't buy a good phone. I can imagine myself in college with a xiaoaowawimi thing that looks like iOS from the inside and sony from the outside. wow.

85. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

we care

49. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

great build quality.. humm .. just slap some plastic some metal don't test the device and throw it for people who crave for iOS and can't buy it.

51. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

You better need use a xiaomi mi4 once... Then post anything about the quality. If you wanna buy it, lots of online sites are selling the phone. http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?u=49407&id=12120

104. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

They do a very thorough testing for each and one of their phones. The only reason you don't hear much about them is because they don't use much of their budget for marketing to keep the phones prices low.

105. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

oh yes they do, me too I have so much faith in copycat companies, their smartphones are just like their cars. enough said.

106. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Which country are you from bro? I was like you, but Xiaomi is truly doing a great job. Their phones are really of high quality, Nice specs and affordable prices. Imagine nexus 5 like specs for Moto G price. They are really pushing the limit of bang for buck. I was ignorant like you, until I did some research last month. Please check out the Mi3 and Mi4 and don't hate. Respect other android OEMs and the android community like a true Android fan. :) Just my two cents.

112. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I respect Android OEMs, problem is, I truly dislike the copycat approach of cheap brands. why copy iOS7? like if iOS7 was a big deal to copy it ... why copy a Note 3? or Xperias? they have no originality. they look okay and are spec'ed to the teeth but how am I supposed to have a phone with a strange name that has something very similar to iOS inside?

113. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Its not a cheap brand. The MIUI is wildly popular, it has themes that customise every bit of an element. If you like touchwiz, apply the touchwiz theme and it can replica touchwiz. They have sold millions of phones at very affordable prices, and they have very happy customers. Why bash them if you don't care? Just give up the hate bro, they are selling a snapdragon 800, 5" 1080p, 3000mah battery, decent 13mp camera, plastic but solid build quality phone for $200. That's insane bang for buck, you gotta give them the credit. Let em copy, what matters to consumer is the experience and affordability. Please don't hate.

119. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I dislike and disrespect because of these brands having no originality. if they did not copy other brands I may like these but when they copy it annoys me, samsung may not be the best looking brand but at least when you look at it you know it's a samsung and it looks different. when you look at a chinese phone you don't know what the heck is that .. is it a midrange samsung? is it an iphone? oh no it's too big .. is it an xperia? oh wait look at the white faux leather on the back and the camera it must be a note. I don't know if you get my point .. the money for what you get is amazing, there's just no originality just copy paste and sell to the masses.

97. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

but I am afraid of recent news of spying ,, earlier huwair

81. steedsofwar unregistered

That's what people who got skanked/scammed into paying a lot more for less, always say.

33. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

It looks better than touch wiz too!

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