Simon, 07 Dec 2017I know it's easy to hate on iPad, but the Chinese makers are waay overboard with how much they... more"mi" is based on "Xiaomi" the company name, there devices called this way since they start the company.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2017So,.. Apple Record (UK) established 1968 should sue Apple Inc (US) established 1976. Apple Inc... moreWhat?
Completely indistinguishable, right? Yeah, I didn't think so either. The settlement just had them promise not to enter each others business.
I know it's easy to hate on iPad, but the Chinese makers are waay overboard with how much they copy things, including names for it to pass in the west.
Pronunciation aside, Mi Pad is literally 1 letter away from i Pad, and it looks like one. That is insane not to consider it a trademark violation.
I love Xiaomi but Mi Pad, Notebook Air, Notebook Pro, seriously? :-D
So,.. Apple Record (UK) established 1968 should sue Apple Inc (US) established 1976. Apple Inc copied the exact name and logo.
FinnishInquisition, 07 Dec 2017Really? Personal attacks now, calling me pathetic for pointing out facts?
They didn't steal... moreDon't bother trying to reply to this kind of people. They don't do their research, and think their opinion(s) matter somehow.
If one does not come with an educated opinion on a topic, then that opinion is pure nonsense.
Law111, 07 Dec 2017wireless charging its Nokia and not SamsungIt doesnt matter APPLE is just one big COPYCAT.
Common sense, 07 Dec 2017Like this
Apple SHAMELESSLY STOLE THE NAME iP... moreReally? Personal attacks now, calling me pathetic for pointing out facts?
They didn't steal the name, the appropriated a trademark from a line of products that had been discontinued for 6 years due to poor sales. That's not being a "copycat". The Linksys iPhone was even a completely different type of product, and had zero popularity.
You do understand what being a "copycat" means, right?
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2017At this comment and point from you it obvious you are just too die hard an apple fanI've been called a Sony fanboy, a Nokia fanboy and an LG fanboy. And now you're calling me an Apple fanboy. It's being a fanboy to be objective on issues instead of circlejerking, is it?
Apple never "copied" iPad, and their appropriation of iPhone was not a "copycat" move, as the trademark was neither popularized nor had it been used for over 6 years. All of the Linksys iPhone devices had been discontinued.
It was a poor ethical move, but it was legally defensible (as seen by Cisco settling) and nothing like trying to use the name "Mi Pad" for a brand of tablets that blatantly try to gain sales by associating themselves with the vastly more popular and well-established "iPad".
Vegetaholic, 07 Dec 2017What nonsense I just read? If you can't see or hear difference between Mi and i, you pretty mu... moreThe Xiaomi device is a blatant copy of the Apple device in all aspects.
Then comes the name which is 'miPad' vs. 'iPad' - so that's a one letter difference. Just like fake products are named Adibas, Mike, Lacroste, etc. - these sound very similar to the original product.
Depending on the country where these devices are sold, the 'i' in 'mi' can be pronounced either as 'ee', 'aye', 'ei', etc. so what happened here is actually the correct thing to do.
What nonsense I just read? If you can't see or hear difference between Mi and i, you pretty much need to call yourself stupid. I can't beleive Apple won
Mi pad sounds like my pad which sounds like i pad and therefor its illegal? And this is no joke? Hope Apple loses 99.% of its stock market value by the end of 2018.
FinnishInquisition, 07 Dec 2017Would you mind explaining how Apple has been a "copycat"?Like this
Apple SHAMELESSLY STOLE THE NAME iPhone! from Linksys.
You PATHETIC Apple apologist!
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2017Yet all those things you describes happens to iphone....Go figure.It's infinitely better if those occur one a month or once every few months as opposed to Chinese devices where bugs, lag, and minor errors occur every other day.
So over the course of a full year, you maybe get maybe 5-10 errors on Apple devices, while on Chinese devices you get 150-200 errors at least. Even more.
So yeah, my point exactly.
If you also consider the fact that a device's usage life should be at least two years, then it's 10-20 errors in Apple devices and at least 300-400 errors on Chinese devices over the course of their intended usage life.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2017They took Israeli firms tech and didn't pay them... It's on here tooYes.. Apple now can call as New American Al-Capone..
FinnishInquisition, 07 Dec 2017I'm guessing you're talking about the frivilous lawsuit from Corephotonics? Their four "paten... moreAt this comment and point from you it obvious you are just too die hard an apple fan