Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Vice President accused Apple for swiping some features of HTC. He clearly stated that iPhone 6 stole some of the very prominent features of HTC smartphones.
He gave this statement in the Wall Street Journal’s recent conference held at California.
Hugo Barra is a former Googler and current Vice President of Xiaomi. It seems like the man is now fed up of all the defensive statements related to Xiaomi’s products. Earlier, people criticized a lot this China based company that it imitates the features and specs of Apple. Even a large number of people have named the company as “Apple of China”.
The reason behind this statements and accusations are that some of the Xiaomi’s products such as MiPad and Mi4 are quite similar to Apple’s iPhones and iPads. The devices do not even require any kind of special test to prove the similarity. It is pretty evident even with naked eyes.
This time Barra publicly claims that Apple’s latest device iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus contains a design language similar to HTC. He even compared a few of the Android apps and features that appear like iOS’s settings.
Surprisingly, he did not discourage this entire imitating and copying thing of the mobile industry. He stated that the battle of who launches which specs first will never end in the mobile arena. Therefore, if a firm attempts to introduce a better thing with the help of the previous versions of other companies then it is not a big deal.
The outspoken VP expressed that it shows the power and uniqueness of one’s products if the other company copies it.
Moreover, Barra admitted the fact that his engineers and designers are closely examine some of the products of rivals.