iPhone 6 is "the most beautiful smartphone ever built", but continued with a more nuanced response:So, it might not come as much of a surprise that while speaking at WSJ.D Live earlier today, Hugo Barra was asked about those criticisms of Xiaomi copying Apple design. Barra first said flat out that the
And, that is a much more responsible answer, because it really is hard to look at any product and not see the influence of the competition. Obviously, Samsung has had its share of troubles because of its design; but, there's good reason why Android, iOS, and Windows Phone all catch criticism about taking features from one another. The best features have a way of filtering out to everyone. Of course, it could certainly be argued that Xiaomi goes a bit too far.
Barra even said, "Quick settings on iOS is much better on Android, but it was on Android (long before)", and also said that the iPhone 6 seems to have been inspired a bit by the HTC One but with an "astonishing twist". He finished off by noting that we should see more "unique twists" in design from Xiaomi moving forward.
source: The Verge