Xiaomi just unveiled another Apple copycat product, but we actually like this one

Xiaomi just unveiled another Apple copycat product, but we actually like this one
Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi is known for making some of the best bang-for-the-buck phones worldwide, but it's also known for sometimes just blindly copying certain Apple products.

And while we are actually very impressed with its new Redmi Note 7, a $200 phone with a sexy design, a massive, 4,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 660 chip inside and what looks like a very capable, 48-megapixel camera, the case that comes with it... well, let's say that it reminds us of the iPhone 5C.

It's not a direct, blatant copy (like these here Xiaomi AirPods AirDots), but it sure does borrow the main idea from the 5C with the perforated back with round cutouts that lets the color of the device come through.

And while Apple's case actually featured cutouts right in the middle of the iPhone brand name on the back, this one has different size cutouts that look much more elegant. So while we think that Xiaomi did borrow the general idea, the real-life implementation is quite original and we actually like it even a bit more than the original.

What are your thoughts: do you think that Xiaomi copied Apple? And do you like this new perforated case for the Redmi Note 7?



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4394; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"It's not a direct, blatant copy (like these here Xiaomi AirPods AirDots)" - also not a direct copy but... its Victor... I'll add perforated cases to the list of Apple inventions.


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

They mention apple everywhere. Ignore if you can. Its habit of doing it all the time.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's a quota of some sort. There must a certain number of front page articles about Apple at all times. That's why they find any reason to mention or advertise for Apple.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They try to make everything a Apple copy.

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I refused to buy a Xiaomi for a long time because they looked too much like iPhones. In the past 3 years that's changed big time especially with the Mix series. For this Victor guy to now come along and compare the darn case is absolutely ridiculous. In fact Xiaomi has had more influence on Apple's design language recently with the bezel-less trend, despite the fact that their notch is fugly.

18. yalokiy

Posts: 1124; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

And apparently, the colors as well.

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Xiaomi is making and selling apple products with better specs at an affordable price just with a different logo.

4. alanrock

Posts: 341; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

display on front and battery inside chassis...practically unlimited possibilities of adoration to...

5. Whitedot

Posts: 895; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

How many apples did you have for breakfast mr original?

6. sabretigger

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

"Copycat" might be a bit too harsh.. I think "Apple inspired" sounds more fitting.

8. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Whatever it is, it is a rip off

9. blingblingthing

Posts: 986; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Please label Apple as a copy-cat when they do the same please.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What , lol Didn't you know apple never copies /s

10. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Horrible case, shameful article.

11. sneaker1231

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 08, 2018

copy cat yet its a case design and clearly the holes in the case spread over the whole case unlike apples..... its a case every case alike gonna be a copy cay? or inspiration?

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

pretty sure i saw cases like these for the nokia 3310s back in the day...

16. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Both cases are super ugly...

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 2005; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Does the camera have OIS?

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