Xiaomi's president strikes back at Apple's Jony Ive, offers him a free Xiaomi smartphone
Last week, Apple's lead designer Jony Ive directly accused Xiaomi of blatantly copying the looks of iOS for its MIUI interface. He said that it's not only lazy, but also a theft of intellectual property. Subsequently, Jony Ive admitted that he might have overreacted and been too direct, but the damage had already been done.
Thus, it was just a matter of time before the latter recuperated and came up with an answer. Lin Bin, the co-founder and current president of Xiaomi, calmly and nonchalantly addressed Ive and suggested that he could send a Xiaomi device to Apple's creative pundit as a present.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already available for pre-order in China, Xiaomi's home playground, where they'll officially land on October 17. It seems that Cupertino's new phones bask in quite the popularity there.
source: The Register