Xiaomi just unveiled another Apple copycat product, but we actually like this one
by Victor Hristov / Jan 10, 2019, 9:50 AM
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?
Posts: 3661; 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.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 10:13 AM 17
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They mention apple everywhere. Ignore if you can. Its habit of doing it all the time.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 10:23 AM 7
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They try to make everything a Apple copy.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 10:31 AM 10
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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.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 12:10 PM 3
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"Copycat" might be a bit too harsh.. I think "Apple inspired" sounds more fitting.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 10:30 AM 5
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Please label Apple as a copy-cat when they do the same please.
posted on Jan 10, 2019, 11:03 AM 4
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