Imitation is not always the best form of flattery.

For Xiaomi, avoiding copycat accusations is hard and it is not called “Apple of China” for nothing. Its products in the past have been called out for ripping off the iPhone’s design and icons as well as user interface elements that closely resemble those in iOS.

So much so that when Apple’s design chief Jony Ive was once asked to describe Xiaomi’s efforts, he didn’t hesitate from using the words “theft” and “lazy.” Its latest notebook, called Mi Notebook Air, does not just sound like the MacBook Air but looks like one too. Read more…

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